bamboo treehouse

An informal blog version of my formal website. The intention is to add news and some insight into my ongoing predilection for bamboo and the hooch. With these raw materials and conceptual abode, I have evolved a paradigm for living lightly on this Earth. It is quite the adventure, so, why not share.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

bamboo cruise control


yet another bamboo innovation- the bamboo cruise control. I was tired of being all bent over, as the conventional mountain bike/ racer biker makes you be. I wanted to sit up for around town cruising. The easy strategy for achieving the raised handle bars was merely to connect the ends of the handle bar ends with a bamboo bar. Voila- bamboo cruise control. I sit up, see the world, and the bamboo cruise control is a good feel. Brakes are still on the conventional handle bar, but the upper bar is useful for most of bicycle cruising. Light weight, natural, bamboo! Perfect!

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At 5:28 AM, Blogger Joan said...

Hey Jo
Thought of you when I saw this. Check out
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/PrintStory.pl?document_id=2003759379&zsection_id=2002107549&slug=bamboo23&date=20070623

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger Joseph Conway said...

Hey Jo,
Great idea! As a bamboo expert, do you have a sense for how much weight a piece of heated & bent (just bowed a few degrees) bamboo can support in a hammock configuration? Kind of a random question, but thought you might be able to help out.
Thanks,
Joe

 

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