Monday, December 26, 2005

Bamboo Bicycles: Sit Your Ass on Grass

"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives."

- Hedley Lamarr, "Blazing Saddles" - 1974

I love that quote. It seems often that I can't turn off my head, music, ideas, etc. Always thinking. That line comes to mind when I can't turn it off. It's that constant thinking which is why I find myself researching and writing about bizarre/eclectic things. This post was written before Christmas, which I will be posting about in the near future.

Until then...

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Bamboo is beautiful, a material relatively easy to grow and environmentally sound. So, as a carpenter I've been looking at it as something to build with. Specifically, a baby stroller.

This...



... is not what I'm thinking of. Something more in the style of this vintage rattan chair...




Ambitious, I know. While researching the stroller idea, I've found that I'm not the only one looking at bamboo to use in transportation.


The American Bamboo Society (ABS) - Bamboo Bicycle


Brano Meres - Bamboo Bicycle


Calfee Design - Bamboo Bicycle

The Calfee Design bikes are far too expensive to even think about, $2,695 and up. The Brano Meres page talks about construction methods which is useful. And lastly...


Bamboo Trailer

So, the dream of a bamboo baby mover lives on. Now about baby making, gotta get on that.

1 comment:

duane said...

I have thought about planting Bamboo in my yard. I can call you when it grows in in 20 years, so we can make bamboo things!!!