DIY - Build your own bamboo bike

On my last trip through Central Asia I met two scottish boys on their self made bikes out of bamboo. I heard about it before but never thought much about it, it just seemed to be a niche product for design freaks. But these guys, already on the road for about half a year, heavily loaded up and riding in harsh winter time conditions, proofed that there is more to it. Under guidance, they builded them by themselves in a workshop in London.



By building them yourself, the great thing, besides the look of course, is that there are unlimited possibilities in design. Also, it´s not rocket science, there is plenty of information to be found online. After some preparations beforehand, and gathering all the stuff necessary, like carbon fibre, epoxy resin, bamboo poles, you need to determinated on your favorite geometry...
More pictures here: https://picasaweb.google.com/115324810748633049653/DIYBambooBike?authuser=0&feat=directlink