Author Archives: Mik Efford

The Samurai is complete!

After successfully completing the frame strength testing I built up The Samurai on Saturday night and now she’s all ready to be packed up and shipped off to an eagerly awaiting owner in Sydney.  Click on the pic for all … Continue reading

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The Samurai has passed the frame test!

Today my 4th frame, the recently finished The Samurai, underwent my quality assurance testing that I do on all frames. The video below details the test and shows that the frame is strong and passes the Australian Standards for Frame … Continue reading

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3D Printed Bamboo Bike?

So I’ve been bunkering down in the Melbourne winter in front of 3D CAD programs designing various parts for the next bamboo bike. My aim is to reduce the amount of manual labour in the manufacture of the bikes and … Continue reading

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Shooting a Panda

The Panda was finished a few months ago, but up until now I haven’t had a chance to show her in full glory. Until now…

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Daisy’s back from Portland!

Ok not really, but the kind chaps at the Bicycle Peddler liked Daisy so much they thought she’d look good with some more bamboo on her! So they supplied these beautifully crafted accessories from Portland Design Works so she could look … Continue reading

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An exciting week!

The Made to Measure exhibition starts this Thursday!  It’s part of the State of Design Festival, featuring 18 hand crafted locally built bikes!  The Panda is one of them, so come on down and check ’em out at the Royal … Continue reading

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