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Bamboo Bike Build – Part 3 – Final Touches

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10 Speed Bamboo Bike Build


The final step in this build was to install the rear wheel bridge and brake mount. I wasn’t really sure about the best way to go about this, but after a few minutes in Home Depot I found a few metal nuts that I could epoxy into the bridge to give the brakes a proper support. After aligning the bridge and the nuts at the right angle I epoxied them in place and wrapped them in hemp. Once it had cured 48hours later I sanded everything down and drilled a hole through the hemp to expose the metal mount for the brake. Perfect fit.

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Written by Cameron Brown

April 11th, 2015 at 3:59 pm

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Bamboo Bike Build – Part 2 – Wrapping it Up

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With a bike jig in place and your head tube, bottom bracket, seat-post and dropouts secured in place, the next step is to start measuring out the bamboo and cutting it to size. You can get the metal components from a frame-building supplier like Nova Cycles or harvest them off a junk frame. Once cut each joint needs to be mitered down so that it fits perfectly and snugly around the component you will be epoxying it to. My bamboo was pretty hard, so I ate through a few dremel bits during the mitering process.

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Written by Cameron Brown

January 12th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Retro Tandem Bike / Cruiser Restoration Project

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Back in February my aunt told me she had on old tandem cruiser sitting in storage getting rusty. Knowing that I like bizarre projects she thought I should come pick it up. So I stripped it down to bare metal, primed, painted, and put it back together. It comes with brand new seats, new handlebars, and a coconut drink coozy.

If you’re interested in picking up a vintage tandem cruiser in fully restored condition, shoot me an email.


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Written by Cameron Brown

July 10th, 2012 at 9:53 am

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