Monthly Archives: December 2010

Daisy’s passed the test

I’ve conducted the same test I did on the first frame to Daisy and she’s passed with flying colours. Here’s a video of her getting squeezed: She just needs a rack installed and a chain-guide and she’s ready to roll … Continue reading

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Daisy build complete

Spent a lovely day listening to the Aussie’s getting slaughtered in the Ashes and putting parts on Daisy, the second bamboo bike. The only thing left to do now is test her for Australian standards then hand her over! Here’s … Continue reading

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Branding

I’m still toying about with how to brand the bikes. The second frame is featuring a hand engraved steel tube (or half of one) that’s wrapped around the left hand side chain stay. To be honest it looks a little … Continue reading

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Top Coats

The frame’s all done except for the top coats of epoxy resin. I’ve applied the first and it’s hanging up to dry. This will be sanded back and then 3 more coats applied. Check out the pics: I’ve tried my … Continue reading

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Foam & carbon

I’m using expanding filler foam on this frame as lightweight way to make the joints more curvaceous (and thus stronger). It’s super easy to sand back and shape and doesn’t take long to set. I’ve done the initial wrappings of … Continue reading

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Ready for carbon

Got the two bridges glued in today and it’s all sanded back smooth ready for the carbon layup.

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All tacked up.

Got the new jig all set and the 2nd frame all tacked up last night. Next is to do the brake and chain stay bridges, then onto a layer of fibreglass (only around the metal parts) then carbon fibre!

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Precision engineering

There’s something very sexy about lasers. Besides being commonly attached to sharks they’re also very sexy in that they can cut through 6mm stainless steel like it’s butter. That’s right folks – the┬ádrop-outs I designed have been laser cut by … Continue reading

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Melbourne Bike Fest win!

Woohoo! Bamboo Bikes won the ‘Healthy’ category of Melbourne Bike Fest! Here’s me accepting my prize (A sweet Gazelle Chamonix bike!) and making a silly non-sensical speech: Many thanks to Pip Carroll & Georgi Lewis and all the other lovely … Continue reading

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