Back in the 70's when we were kings, I knew a guy who built up a bike out of bamboo. The rims were wooden. Believe it or not, back then, aluminum bike rims were still a new thing and their strength was in doubt. Lightweight wooden rims with "sew up" tires glued onto them were still quite common on racing bikes!
I would love to see that!!!
Wood finish always looks good even ona bike it seems.
That is downright purdy!
The lack of spikes looks a little sketchy,just saying
Finding the right tree to make that section one piece can't be easy. Pretty though
Looks like a huge lamination job, but that steering yoke barrel has me puzzled. It’s gorgeous regardless….
That steering yoke is called an "Aheadset." Yeah; they are strange...
"The lack of spikes looks a little sketchy"The lowish spoke count? Not at all unusual on a higher-end wheel.That seems to be a 18-spoke front in the picture. The wheels on my road and 'cross bikes are 16 and 20 front, and 24 rear."that steering yoke barrel has me puzzled"In terms of how the headtube lamination was done, or are you talking about the mechanics of the fork/stem?Glen, here's your bamboo bikes. Ridiculously high-end Calfee and low-end (for values of "low") Ghana-made models.Expensivehttps://calfeedesign.com/single-bikes/#bamboo-proLess expensivehttps://calfeedesign.com/bamboo/
Surely that is just a vinyl wrap? Gorgeous though.