Bamboo Bike Kit Lets You Build… Yes, A Bamboo Bike, How Did You Know

We see bamboo here and there on CrunchGear (the Dodocase, laptops, bikes), but I’m usually suspicious of bamboo-type products, because they usually make specious claims of greenness. This kit seems useful, though, if only because it provides a semi-eco-friendly way to put together a new bike. Interestingly, it does not provide the bike parts or the bamboo. Hey, what the…

Actually, since the kit is an offshoot (so to speak) from a bamboo-bike building studio, it’s more of an enabling kit than an all-in-one thing. It’s got all the stuff you need to prepare and attach your bamboo to itself and the bike bits, and extensive instructions and videos on how to do it.

Whether the bike is any good depends almost wholly on your craftsmanship skills and the quality of the parts and bamboo you bring to the table, but I’d call that a good thing.

[via Inhabitat and Gearlog]