RE: Building a Bamboo Bike - Part One: The Frame

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Building a Bamboo Bike - Part One: The Frame

in cyclefeed •  8 months ago 

that's so cool! how lucky it's 5 min from you. we do have a native bamboo species - native to north america. we call it river cane. but it splits and i noticed you used a non-splitting variety. not opposed to introducing bamboo- it's such a useful species! we have a friend who grows it about a half an hour from here. she's 70 now and her bamboo must be at least 30 years old- some of it is taller than her two storey house. definitely intrigued!

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I was actually pretty surprised myself to learn that there are non-splitting varieties of bamboo. But even the splitting ones are so versatile and can be used for so many things, from art to household items, furniture... even construction. I don't know how strong river cane is, but it sounds like your friend has some huge types.