Monthly Archives: October 2010

Something to ponder

“We bear in mind that the object being worked on is going to be ridden in, sat upon, looked at, talked into, activated, operated, or in some other way used by people. When the point of contact between the product … Continue reading

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Bamboo Bike #2 – The Daisy

The second bike is underway. She’ll be a similar vein to Maisy, but for a friend named Daisy. I’ve got the front triangle mitred and the drop-outs are being laser cut. Progress!

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Bamboo Bike Frame Strength Test

Above is a video of my homemade frame testing apparatus. It’s far from scientific, but good enough to satisfy my curiosity as to whether or not the frame passes the AS/NZS 1927:1998 Frame & Fork Assembly test. The method described … Continue reading

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Laser-cut drop-outs

I’m in the process of designing the second bamboo bike and have decided to go down the route of making custom drop-outs. The ones I sourced for the first bike were OK, but they needed a lot of modification in … Continue reading

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