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Bamboo Bikes!

 
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These are so cool.....I want one

 
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Wow beautiful idea, thanks for sharing!
I'd say lets grow one!
 
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A lot of people are making them themselves. It is a lot easier than making a steel bike since one of the big problems there is heat distortion. Since they are glued together, they don't have that problem and are much easier to get right.
 
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It seems to be a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing this awesome video with us.
 
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I think they are making them in Evergreen Alabama. There was a tv show illuminating some company going green with a variety of projects and a bamboo bike production was amongst them.
 
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Oh, my gosh! This is awesome! There are Bamboo Bicycle Kits that for making do-it-yourself bamboo bikes! I think this is pretty neato!



And there's a cool story about the Life Cycle ride, which was done on a bamboo bike.



Slightly off topic, but I think this wooden bike is pretty cool, too!

 
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Bamboo bikes is super awesome!  You think they'd be all over the place by now.  
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