"I knew essentially nothing about bike building and maintenance before I started."
"(Second) time I went a little 'off piste' to try to produce something a little different!"
"Ride-wise, it is exactly what I was hoping for - quick, light, nimble and smooth."
"I love it. I am proud of it whenever I ride it. It's my favourite bike by far. And I love the comments."
"It was good fun thinking about all the details of a bike from geometry to picking bamboo to parts to choosing colours."
"Building one myself out of bamboo seemed far more exciting than buying something ‘off the shelf’"
"It was a novel experience that I would definitely recommend to others."
"I absolutely enjoyed the build. I didn’t rush it and it took me around 10 hours to build!"
"It reminded me of how satisfying and absorbing it can be to build something from scratch."
"I didn't do a typical bamboo bicycle club build, I used carbon fibre for the lugs."
When I ride with it I always extend my rides! And with the pride of having made it myself!
"I wanted to see if I could build a bike including the frame."
"Very smooth and sprightly, with a hint of flex. Super proud of what I’ve managed to create!"
"The resulting strength they (lugs) exhibit far exceeds the amount of effort required-amazing!"
"When I got the bike fully built I went out to the Surrey Hills and gave it a good run on the sloppy winter trails."