Just turned some dried grass sticks (a.k.a. bamboo polls) into the shape of a bicycle frame!
No big deal!!! 😏
Watch the videos below for a little tour of the process. Sorry the two of the videos are sideways. (user error :) )
Day one of the bamboo bike frame building workshop was spent cutting and shaping the bamboo polls to fit nicely together. At the end of that day of the workshop the polls were perfectly tacked together in frame jig to make sure my bamboo bike frame was straight.
Day two of the workshop was spent wrapping each joint with carbon fiber thread and epoxy specific wrapping patterns depending on the load each joint would take. It was a super sticky day and actually very therapeutic since I had to be very present to how many times I had done a wrapping pattern.
The bamboo bike frame has to cure for about a week and I have a little bit of sanding/filing to do in the joints before Russ will put all of the components on it to make it a ride-able bicycle!!!
So stay tuned for more pictures to come...
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