Bamboo bikes!

One of the joys of getting up early to beat the morning rush is listening to BBC on the commute.  One of my favourite correspondents is Peter Day who is traveling around the US gathering stories for his show World of Business.

This morning he did a great piece on the Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn.  You can buy a bike frame made of bamboo from them or attend one of their wildly popular Bamboo Bike Building courses.  The advantages of using bamboo instead of steel?  It’s lighter, cheaper, easy to work with (no soldering or welding required), easy to customize, and apparently makes for a very natural ride.

Won’t be in Brooklyn anytime soon?  Check out DIY instructions and instructables.

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