The ride is smooth, fast and it goes in a straight line.
I knew essentially nothing about bike building and maintenance before I started.
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(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’