13 Jun '11, 7am

How to build a bamboo bicycle Anyone want to try this?

How to build a bamboo bicycle Anyone want to try this?

Now you get to put in a bottom bracket and a head set. Stick on the cranks and chain, add the wheels and bar and the seat post. Oh yeah, the seat post... I thought my idea of having the seat post made out of bamboo was really cool. I spoke to my local bike guru who explained that the seat post is integral to the strength of the frame and advised that I insert a steel seat post into the bamboo tube. Luckily seat posts come in a wide range of widths. I folded a small piece of sandpaper in half (rough surfaces out) and wrapped that around the seat post to allow the bamboo to grip it. I then cut two slots in the bamboo to allow the seat binder to clamp the bamboo down on the seat post. It all worked but then, crack! I guess the sandpaper was too much for the diameter of the bamboo and caused a small crack down the length of the seat post, almost all the way to the binding. I d...

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