Australia's Nick Taransky handcrafts some beautiful cane rods. LINK
Craig Calfee is now growing bamboo into preformed shapes for his custom bamboo bikes.
By forcing the bamboo to grow through carefully placed barriers, the naturally straight plant grows with the bends and curves he needs for frames and other components.
Calfee said he's experimenting with a limited number of plants, but can envision fields full of bamboo. "It's like mass production," he said. "A factory in a field. You can have row after row of bamboo growing into the right structures for bike frames."
Via Wired LINK
Previously on MC:
The Seventh Annual Metolius River Fly Fishing & Bamboo Rod Fair is a free event to share the knowledge of bamboo rods, fly tying and fly fishing set in the beautiful Metolius River basin. LINK
Polished cross section of a bamboo fly fishing rod (200x) Via Nikon Small World LINK
Chandler, you simply must pick one of these up and play us some vibes on the river. LINK
Gaston! Pack up dad's hickories and the cane rod, we're heading to Vermont.
in honor of the rich history of the Orvis’, who were two of America’s most influential golf patrons. The Batten Kill Watershed Alliance will be the benefactor of this historic event, as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to promote stewardship and enhancement of the Batten Kill Watershed in the states of Vermont and New York. LINK
Bamboo Bike Features:
With hemp seat cluster! LINK
Calfee bamboo fixie - that's fixed gear bike for all you non bike geeks. LINK
Compared with the carbon frame it really does dampen vibrations better and the ride is more comfortable. LINK
Chandler is that you?
The tiki bike, break out the umbrella drinks!
No bamboo bike is complete without matching trailer. LINK