Category Archives: Frame building

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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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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The Samurai has passed the frame test!

Today my 4th frame, the recently finished The Samurai, underwent my quality assurance testing that I do on all frames. The video below details the test and shows that the frame is strong and passes the Australian Standards for Frame … Continue reading

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It’s not always plain sailing

The Samurai, my fourth frame was going well until I discovered that the seat-tube had developed some cracks around both the bottom bracket and where the seat-post sleeve inserts into it. Luckily I hadn’t yet carbon fibered up either of … Continue reading

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