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sheeponabike

WOODEN FRAMES

I'm amazed Shocked

http://www.calfeedesign.com/bamboo.htm
bbnaz

Sheep,

These are really amazing bikes and truly beautiful. A friend finally bought a custom frame for himself and he loves it. I do think that HW had a thread about this somewhere earlier too.

If I can find some of my photos of Calfees from Interbike, I would be happy to post them. The tandem was amazing too.
sheeponabike

Wonder what the long term quality's like tho?
crash48

I can see how they are strong, given that bamboo is used for scaffolding in many places.

Don't know how good they would be for sprinting? Bit of flex maybe.
bbnaz

sheeponabike wrote:
Wonder what the long term quality's like tho?


Steve is well into his third year of riding his frame. However I know that it is not his only frame as he owns an LBS so has options. He loves it however.
CapeRoadie

Heyy, bb, why does the bamboo bike keep re-appearing in different threads?
sheeponabike

Sorry - have we already done this? I really should try and keep up more.
bbnaz

I don't know, maybe it is like the "Why is Vino wearing the blue jersey instead of the pink jersey of TMO?" Laughing
bbnaz







I cannot find the one of the tandem that was at the show.
MerlinGuy

I had one of those once when I was on the island. The professor made it for me out of bamboo, coconuts, and spare parts from an old radio. I didn't put many miles on it though, instead it was mostly used just to recharge the batteries. I do remember once I was pedaling really hard and the bike flew off its stand. Me and the bike went flying out of the hut and into the bushes. I got smacked quite a few times on the head by the skipper's hat, I tell you!
sheeponabike

Unbelievable bb - looks a bit like me granny's old sideboard. Very Happy
sheeponabike

MerlinGuy wrote:
I had one of those once when I was on the island. The professor made it for me out of bamboo, coconuts, and spare parts from an old radio. I didn't put many miles on it though, instead it was mostly used just to recharge the batteries. I do remember once I was pedaling really hard and the bike flew off its stand. Me and the bike went flying out of the hut and into the bushes. I got smacked quite a few times on the head by the skipper's hat, I tell you!


Now you're inventing stuff. Aren't you? Shocked
bbnaz

MerlinGuy wrote:
I had one of those once when I was on the island. The professor made it for me out of bamboo, coconuts, and spare parts from an old radio. I didn't put many miles on it though, instead it was mostly used just to recharge the batteries. I do remember once I was pedaling really hard and the bike flew off its stand. Me and the bike went flying out of the hut and into the bushes. I got smacked quite a few times on the head by the skipper's hat, I tell you!


Somehow I never pegged you as Gilligan Shocked
sheeponabike

BB - there's a Rory clip for you accross the way!
Dr.Wierd

So a yearly maintenance includes:
-check brake/shifter cables
-check for looseness with all bolts and screws
- check for chain stretch
-fill chips and nicks in frame with wood putty
- rub down frame with a good coat of polyurethane
bbnaz

Sheep -- thanks and keep em coming!
sheeponabike

Dr.Wierd wrote:
So a yearly maintenance includes:
-check brake/shifter cables
-check for looseness with all bolts and screws
- check for chain stretch
-fill chips and nicks in frame with wood putty
- rub down frame with a good coat of polyurethane


Laughing
kellyrocheearly

that is the craziest looking bike i think i've ever seen
figgskzoo

sheeponabike wrote:
Dr.Wierd wrote:
So a yearly maintenance includes:
-check brake/shifter cables
-check for looseness with all bolts and screws
- check for chain stretch
-fill chips and nicks in frame with wood putty
- rub down frame with a good coat of polyurethane


Laughing

+1 and I'll raise you a Laughing Laughing
CapeRoadie

kellyrocheearly wrote:
that is the craziest looking bike i think i've ever seen


You mean you don't OWN one yet?
Jackov

What happens if you leave it in the rain for a few months?
forza_petacchi

Or if you left it in Sheffield?
headwind

Id add some wood sealer before the urethane! love those bars too.

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