So my next project is to build a bamboo road frame. which came with a jig but I decided to make my own,
I bought a boxset from Bamboo Bicycle Club.
What is in the box. See pictures below. the dropout where made out of alumnium and the finish was poor but they can easliy by polished up
And one of the tubes was cracked (I read somewhere on the internet that should not be a problem ).
No idea what the beer is for ( I don’t drink the stuff).
Some holes to give air flow in the winter – maybe?
Internal brake cable routing.
Nice touch is 4 furniture screws for bottle holders. I used 2 for the lock and 2 for the Campagnolo gear wire adjusters.
The middle tube is cracked.
I used my own design. 73° + 73° , internal headset glued in, and rear caliper under BB.
Now I am finished it will be interesting to see if it will survive a harsh winter with salty roads and a lot of frost.
So now to wait and see what happens.
The bike rides fine. Just like my steel bikes. Maybe not as harsh but difficult to tell. Have designed the frame for 25 mm tyres but one day will try and fit 28 mm. Wonder if that will make it too soft to ride.
I can defernitly recommend the experience. It certainly gets a lot of comments ( workmates say it will be covered in leaves if I ride in the rain).
It is my daily ride – so it will experience all the weather nature can throw at it.
SOURCE — http://gundersen.id.au/bicycles/bamboo/
The complete bike.
Frame – Bamboo
Fork – Aluminium/Carbon
Headset – Condor Aluminium
Stem – Cinelli Vai
Bar – Cinelli Vai PPA
Tape – Cinelli
Props – Condor
Cables – Campagnolo
Calipers – Mavic SSC/Campagnolo TT
Brake pads – Campagnolo Veloce
Post – Cinelli Vai
Clamp bolt – Campagnolo Titanium
Saddle – Ferrari Novus
BB – Campagnolo UT
Chainset – Campagnolo Mirage UT
Pedals – Rock Bros.
Ergopower – Campagnolo Mirage
Front derailleur – Campagnolo Mirage
Rear dérailleur – Campagnolo Mirage
Tyres – Vittoria Rubino Pro
Tubes – Slime
Wheels – Velocity Helios
Skewers – Condor
Cassette – Campagnolo Veloce
Chain – SRAM PC971
Fender – Plume 2
Lock – Abus Bordo Lite 6055
Lights – Lezyne Macro front + Femto rear
Bell – Knog Oi
Weight – 9.6 kg including lock (560g).