Author Archives: Mik Efford

On bicycle business, bamboo and entrepreneurship

Good article here on the nature of the bike business, bamboo and being an entrepreneur. Bikes, Bamboo, and B2B: How James Wolf Does It All James Wolf started one of his companies, The Bike Shop – which is located in … Continue reading

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Bamboo Bicycle Club Live Challenge – another great initiative!

The chaps at the Bamboo Bicycle Club in London are demonstrating the power of 3D Printing and bamboo during a Future Bike Live challenge at the Design Museum. Check it out at Kickstarter:

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Calfee Bamboo Bike Kit on Kickstarter

How cool is this? There’s some great simple innovations in the frame building kit here. I hope it gets funded!

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Maisie, 5 years on. A long-term test report.

So it’s been 5 years since I built Maisie, my first bamboo bike, and since then she’s morphed from a svelte single-speed cyclocross machine, to a more relaxed and convenient commuter and tourer. It’s amazing how versatile a bamboo frame is … Continue reading

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Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative

Some great bikes being made in Ghana! Quite wonderful to see how the world is adapting to renewable resources and social enterprises. Good stuff. Ghana's Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bikes Meet the Ghanaian entrepreneur who's building bikes out of bamboo. Posted by … Continue reading

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An all carbon bike?

A while back my awesome LBS gave me a box of carbon tubes and lugs and said “You’re the right person to give these too!”. And with that I had 4 frames to build, one of which I’ve completed.  Take … Continue reading

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