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General Chat Thread, Recommend me a bike! in General; Originally Posted by KWestos How about this: Meh shes a bit grim...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KWestos View Post
    How about this:
    Meh shes a bit grim

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu View Post
    Meh shes a bit grim
    it's true, I'd rather ride a cock (not a swear word when used in this case)

    explaination:


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    Have you heard about those mountain bikes made of bamboo?

    BBC NEWS | World | Africa | From bush to bike - a bamboo revolution

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Have you heard about those mountain bikes made of bamboo?

    BBC NEWS | World | Africa | From bush to bike - a bamboo revolution
    wonder how heavy that is bamboo is used in china as scaffolding and most of Asia for construction so i have no doubts in its strength, and £290 seems fair assuming the tested them and there as durable as i expect (the bindings i would be concerned about)

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    I'd never trust it...

    what are they doing with the old frames?

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    They're making them from scratch, aren't they? I think the point (for me) is that bamboo is a cheap and sustainable material. But then again it's not worth me getting rid of the frame I've got to get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    They're making them from scratch, aren't they? I think the point (for me) is that bamboo is a cheap and sustainable material. But then again it's not worth me getting rid of the frame I've got to get one.

    Shows a load of Yellow bikes in the back ground, and the picture at the top of the article has similar components to what is on those ones, so I'm making assumptions that they take everything off those to make whole bikes?

    But then again, I didn't read the text. Just looked at the pretty pictures

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    Hahaha I didn't look at the pictures much, just read the text

    You're right it does look like they've got complete bikes there.

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    The picture does seem to counter the text somewhat

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    As far as I can tell the company was set up and made normal yellow bikes for the local community and terrain - and was then contacted by a bloke who wanted bamboo frames - so at a guess they make both - the bamboo ones to export, and the yellow ones for the locals!

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    Just ordered myself a specialized tricross sport 09 model on the cycle to work scheme. Should hopefully be receiving it next week - once the cycle to work paperwork gets through personnel.

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    I ordered my specialized hard rock yesterday

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    Need to get out on my recently self-built trails/mountain bike more often - not had a chance to use it since i started work! nice purchases the both of you.

    RwD

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    I've been meaning to add to this for a while.

    I bought the box of bits from ebay that I linked to.

    First bike I've ever built and I've now been riding it for a few months, the seller was very good to deal with, when it came to fitting the seat post I found the one supplied was too big for the frame so he sent a slightly smaller one.

    Ben

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    Sorry to hijack the thread but it seems a waste to start a new one when theres information already here...

    I too am looking for a bike to commute to work and having taken in whats been said have settled on one of two Specialized bikes.

    The commute is 4 miles, with tarmac all the way.

    I'm looking at a road/racing bike, given that I have no interest in taking it off road or near grass and I used to commute to school on a (very) old road/race bike with 5 gears.

    Question is would a single speed road/race bike be okay or should I fork out an extra £50 to get one with gears?

    oh the bikes are either a SPECIALIZED Langster or SPECIALIZED Allez 16

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