it was very tranquilising working on it, and also rewarding when done. Watching all the parts and components come together at the end was the cherry on the cake!
Outstanding, amazing and surprising. Went out with a big smile and couldn't believe how good the frame is on the road.
Nothing compares with the feeling when you enjoy a thing made by yourself. I tasted this for the very first time, and boy this feels so good. The bike itself performs excellent, was also the quickest and lightest ride I had, never ridden a bike being so flexible and responsive. So everything combined really amazed me.
Very smooth and efficient
The jigs were well made, everything thing came together well. The instruction manual was first class
Even with a carbon fork, riding the bamboo frame is super smooth. I use it for commuting but it is so nice to ride that I will probably use it on longer rides in the future.
“I already own a bamboo bike which I had purchased on a trip to Ghana, and I really love it.”
“I wanted a bike that would stand out from the multitude of carbon super bikes that all look the same when they are whizzing past you.”
“Half a day is spent measuring and rough fitting the tubes, the other half double checking, tweaking and gluing it all together...I'd advise other builders to mask around the carbon lugs so you can use your finger to rub the adhesive around the joint leaving a neat glue line”
"In the end, everything came together with a little bit of force but without too much trouble."
"I would recommend to anyone who enjoys building things but also prepared to take their time and prepared to keep an eye on precision."
"Building the bike from scratch has given me the knowledge and confidence to make any needed adjustments to improve the ride by myself."
"It's a project that I recommend to anyone interested in bicycles, on the road everybody turns their heads to look at the bike."
"Pre-molded carbon lugs reduce the frame build time by 75%."
"(Second) time I went a little 'off piste' to try to produce something a little different!"