The bike is really fun to ride – it feels smooth but stable. I was expecting it to have quite a lot of flex and it is a much softer and smoother ride than a metal frame.
What made you decide to build a bamboo bike? I discovered Bamboo bikes 10 years ago and I thought the idea was very good. A friend in 2018 told me about Bamboo bicycle club and after buying all the parts to build the bike I bought a kit in April 2020. Did you enjoy building […]
It is an absolute pleasure. I love looking at my bike so when I’m riding I can’t wait for the next coffee stop to park my bike so I can look at it lovingly again :-). Ride-wise, it is exactly what I was hoping. It is quick, light, nimble and smoothes out the poor road surface that we have to suffer here in the north.
‘Anyone can build a bamboo bike frame’. It is with this positive mantra that I completed a 2 day build of a bamboo bike frame, under the guidance of James Marr in his Canning Town workshop at the Bamboo Bicycle Clu
I enjoy working with natural materials, and exploring what they’re capable of. I’d been thinking about getting a more robust road bike, suitable for touring, for some time.. so when I saw the opportunity of building one myself out of bamboo it seemed far more exciting than buying something ‘off the shelf’.