Arthur built the frame at the bamboo bicycle club and took the frame home to finish. Arthur is a keen cyclist and has road over 12.000 miles on one trip on a tandem and also rised from John o Groats to Lands end in 88 hours.
Arthur now runs a gym in the bottom of his garden and he can been seen with his new bamboo bike.
Mark travelled from Barcelona to come and build a 29er mountain bike to compete in a desert mountain biking event. We had to go back to drawing board to design a frame which would accommodate the large sized tyres. using a dual chain-stay system to increase the clearance for the rear wheel.
If you haven’t heard of a 29er heres some info- it’s a large sized wheel of mountain bike and the key advantages are that the larger wheel roll over obstacles more easily due to decrease in approach angle. The larger diameter wheels have more angular momentum so they lose less speed. They can also offer a taller riders a more ‘natural’ frame geometry
The frame has been finished with fox front suspension. Shimano XT groupset with disc brakes
Chris recently built a 8 speed bamboo bike. Being based in Tunbridge Wells there where a fair few hills. He wanted the simplicity of a single speed but the extra gears that a 8 speed hub would provide.
Chris went for a black and gold theme. Custom Velocity gold rims combined with Strumey 8 speed hub and BLB front hub in black. Gold BLB track crank and Roadrat riser bars also finished with gold.
Finished with really nice low profile mudguards which gives the bike a sleek commuter feel.
Sudip was keen for a custom designed bamboo frame having previously brought many off-shelf bikes he felt that they struggled to fit him well. Sudip wanted a fast road frame for longer distance riding. A tricky design due to size of the frame, we opted for 26″ wheels similar to those used on classic road frames. By using a extra long calliper brake we where able to use a standard aero carbon fork. Sudip opted for the 105 Shimano groupset. The wheels are custom built halo rims and halo master hubs.
The hemp has been dyed red and combined with the black is striking and certainly gives the bike a unique look
Daniel decided to build a bamboo road, having previously ridden mainly mountain bikes, he wanted something to ride around on at speed! Daniel lives in Mumbai and flew in to take part in the workshop. As far as we know he may be the first bamboo bike in Mumbai and will certainly be turning some heads!
A 10 speed bamboo bike was built a George who is based in London. Being a colourful character he wanted a colourful bike! This year George has undertaken over 10 course, he can now rewire a house and his latest three day course being hypnotism (he informed us it’s in no way to seduce women but for assisting people who need the help with daily vices)
The bike is designed for George to cycle around London. The 10 speed set-up will give George the ability to really pick up some speed! Finished with some cool components. A red Brooks saddle a first within the Bamboo Bicycle Club. and a combination of gold and red components. A high quality halo wheelset with master hubs.
Bamboo Fixie frame built by James. The frame follow a track design with aggressive angle on the seat tube and head tube. Design for street riding the close upright riding and narrow handlebars are ideal for London congested traffic. The double top-tube is purely for aestices to give the bike a unique look.
The hemp has been dyed with a pigment giving a black gloss finish. The frame has been finished with; custom wheel set, Paul hubs combined with h-plus rims. BLB track crank, drop handlebars and a Brooks Swift saddle
Anna Bamboo road bike has been designed for a range of short and long rides. The close wheelbase makes it ideal for being riding around town whilst also being comfortable enough for longer rides. The clean white components off-set the dark bamboo nicely to create a unique looking frame. Finished with a 3 speed Strumy Archer hub on the rear it will give gears for the steep Rome hills (possibly one of the first Bamboo bikes in Italy!)