Category Archives: testing

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┬ásvelte 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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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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Maisie – 7 months and 1500km on.

A visual report into how she’s fairing…

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Daisy’s passed the test

I’ve conducted the same test I did on the first frame to Daisy and she’s passed with flying colours. Here’s a video of her getting squeezed: She just needs a rack installed and a chain-guide and she’s ready to roll … Continue reading

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Bamboo Bike Frame Strength Test

Above is a video of my homemade frame testing apparatus. It’s far from scientific, but good enough to satisfy my curiosity as to whether or not the frame passes the AS/NZS 1927:1998 Frame & Fork Assembly test. The method described … Continue reading

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