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    Bamboo, wood, carbon, gold road frame

    Hello builders!

    This is my last creation, it is a road frame for a customer that request me a comfortable and good in the mountains bike.
    44mm head tube, bamboo dyed with persimmon fruit based dye, laminated wood/carbon chain stays, hollow laminated wood seat tube and carbon lugs. The paint job was made in japanese lacqueur with some Kanazawa's gold leaf.
    Thank for all, I always reading the forum but not posting, always learning a lot!
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    Sugoi!
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    Remember, there's always quilting and knitting if pedalling becomes too tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Sugoi!
    Thank you!

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    I don't usually like the boo bikes, but this one is pretty sharp.
    Ridley CX, Stumpjumper Carbon HT, Surly Wednesday

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    NICE job! I haven't made a bamboo frame in some years, and I recall repeatedly lamenting to myself what the heck to do about heel clearance on the chain stays, that the most practical solution would be to do laminated bending. And here you have implemented exactly that, handsomely to boot.

    Two thumbs up
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    Very nice finish.

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    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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    Thank you!

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    Thank you Drew, but the main advantage is that the wood/carbon lamination is much stronger than bamboo in torsion and conserve more energy in the flexion. Much more stable in high speed(+60km/h), and it is easier to choose between a stiffer or flexible frame in this design changing the shape, wood and number of plies.

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    Please post more photos once the bike is built up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    Remember, there's always quilting and knitting if pedalling becomes too tough.

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    Only the finish took me more than 2 weeks. I painted the stem too and made a seat post in laminated wood, carbon and aluminium parts. A great improvement in confort with this wooden seatpost.
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    Thank you! I don't take pics because almost the job I'm messing with epoxy There are more pics in my Instagram account, you are welcome!
    Some pics, dying the bamboo, applying the gold leaf, vacuum bagging the main triangle of another frame.
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    Finish bike

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