Archive for May, 2010

Donor Bike

Posted: 23rd May 2010 by Nigel in Bamboo Bike, Gathering Parts

I picked up my donor bike this weekend. She’s a beauty I grabbed off of craigslist. It has changed hands twice already, but has only been on the road a couple times since it was built in 2009 so it’s in great shape. It’s a Kona Paddy Wagon, which is an entry level fixed gear/single […]


Posted: 21st May 2010 by Nigel in Bamboo Bike, Getting Organized

Once I did more research into my different options, it has become evident that I need to have very clear goals about what I am trying to achieve. This will allow me to make clear choices regarding frame design and components, among other things. I have come up with the following priorities, in no particular […]

Standing on Shoulders

Posted: 18th May 2010 by Nigel in Bamboo Bike, Getting Organized

The following are the sources which inspired me to start this project. I first leaned about bamboo bikes on the CBC radio show Spark Episode 107 from March 28 & 30, 2010 had a segment on the Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn, which is a really cool social enterprise. You pay just over $900 for […]

The Idea

Posted: 15th May 2010 by Nigel in Bamboo Bike, Getting Organized

I am passionate advocate of environmental responsibility, and have a keen interest in alternative transportation. When I received my letter of acceptance to the Said Business School at the University of Oxford, I started thinking about what I would do for transportation. Oxford is definitely a cycling town, so a bike is the natural choice. […]