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 a weekend course where you build a bamboo bike and then ride away on it. They also put some of the money from the course towards setting up bamboo bike building capacity in developing nations.

My searching brought me to CalfeeDesign which is a high end shop which builds beautiful custom bamboo bikes at prices which are largely unaffordable. They also have a lower cost counterpart, Bamboosero, which are frames built by entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Finally I came across several tutorials on instructables.com. The one I will follow will be this one, and I also found this one and this one to be valuable.