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.

See also:

Bamboo Bike-1

Bamboo Bike-2

Bamboo Bike-3

Bamboo Bike-4

Bamboo Bike-5

To install an adjustable seat tube I cut down a piece of chromoly with a dremel then sliced a half inch vertical slit in the top that would allow the seat clamp to compress around the seat post.
Bamboo Bike-6

Bamboo Bike-7

Bamboo Bike-8

The final steps were simply running the cables and wrapping the bars. I was temporarilly holding the cables in place with electrical tape, but eventually secured it to the frame with  steel cable stays directly epoxied to the frame.

beer 2-2

beer 2-3

bamboo bike-2

bamboo bike-3

Written by Cameron Brown

April 11th, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Posted in Design,Project