Category Archives: finishing

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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The Samurai is complete!

After successfully completing the frame strength testing I built up The Samurai on Saturday night and now she’s all ready to be packed up and shipped off to an eagerly awaiting owner in Sydney. ¬†Click on the pic for all … Continue reading

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The Panda is born.

The Panda lives. I built her up today and her owner rode off happily into the sunset! I’d love to show you more photos, but instead I’m just going to tease you with the couple above and hope that you’ll … Continue reading

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Finishing the Panda

The Panda’s getting the finishing touches now. 3 coats of clear coat to be exact. Here’s some pics after the first coat was still wet: The Samurai isn’t that far behind. The head-tube’s all wrapped up and I’ll be able … Continue reading

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Daisy finally meets Daisy

Two and a half months after the initial meeting Daisy’s finally found a home with her owner, Daisy! They met on a gloriously warm and sunny Melbourne evening. Frolicking infront of my camera for a short moment and then riding … Continue reading

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Daisy gets a photoshoot

I took Daisy to my favourite alleyway in Brunswick and snapped these classy shots:

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Daisy build complete

Spent a lovely day listening to the Aussie’s getting slaughtered in the Ashes and putting parts on Daisy, the second bamboo bike. The only thing left to do now is test her for Australian standards then hand her over! Here’s … Continue reading

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Branding

I’m still toying about with how to brand the bikes. The second frame is featuring a hand engraved steel tube (or half of one) that’s wrapped around the left hand side chain stay. To be honest it looks a little … Continue reading

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Top Coats

The frame’s all done except for the top coats of epoxy resin. I’ve applied the first and it’s hanging up to dry. This will be sanded back and then 3 more coats applied. Check out the pics: I’ve tried my … Continue reading

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Over the finish line

After some 5 long months the first bike is finished! I’ll write more up soon, but first impressions are it’s a sturdy smooth ride. 10.2kg with the current build on it, but could easily get under 10kg with some lighter … Continue reading

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