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Author Archives: James Marr

Home Build kit By Antoine

What made you decide to build a bamboo bike? I like bikes and riding them but most of all I love the potential that bikes have for being beautiful design objects. The simplicity and efficiency of a bike as a means of transport, makes it a very powerful medium to generate emotion, and I guess […]

“The joy of building – and riding – a bike”

by Paul Bouscarle It never occurred to me that I could build my own bike until my friend Jerry told me about a couple he’d met whilst cycling in Italy who had built bikes from bamboo. We moved rapidly from that chat – and a quick phone call to James Marr of the Bamboo Bicycle […]

James Cossick Bamboo Bike Build

What made you decide to build a bamboo bike? I wanted a weekend single speed.   So I built my first bike using Bamboo Bicycle Club’s kit.    The bike rode so well that I decided that with some modifications I could make a light weight carbon fiber lugged race bike. Did you enjoy building the bicycle […]

Glenn, MTB Builder

What made you decide to build a bamboo bike? I’m a wood man, with no great skill in the metal world, and wanted to build a bike, so bamboo was a great option for me.  And I love the fact that the main frame material is from a prolific and renewable resource.                 Did you […]