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. I wanted to bring one of my nice bikes, either my Specialized Roubaix or my fixed gear, but bike theft is a big issue at Oxford, and both of those bikes are too flashy and expensive.

So in the end, I came to the natural conclusion that I should build myself a bamboo bike. Which should be as simple as

1. grab some bamboo

2. pull out my tools

3. make a bike

This blog will detail the trials and tribulations that are sure to ensue as I take on this ambitious project. I hope you find it entertaining or educational, ideally both.

[photo credits: annieo76, bre pettis, and sara.t.g on Flickr]