Granted if I had a few thousand dollars to burn, I’d probably just buy another bamboo bike.
You may have caught yourself oogling at the pictures of the tall bike and wondering why exactly it was so striking.
The answer is straightforward: we tried a new trick with the finishing. Beyond just prepping the surface for a clear coat, we stripped the bamboo of it’s cuticle exposing the grain beneath.
This not only highlights the grain of the bamboo but makes the natural tones of the bamboo really pop when given a clear coat. So we decided to play nice and share a few more photos of its finish!
This ain’t your ordinary tiki torch. These lamps and lanterns use weaving and other techniques to blend the space between material and light.
So it’s no surprise we find videos like this so awesome! Watch the video to see how We Love Cycling take’s bike thief shaming to a whole new level.
Designer, Jiang Qiong Er, emphasizes fine living and tradition with her work. Utilizing ancient arts in modern forms, bamboo weaving is a practice that’s found its place in her product line.
Check out more on how she brings bamboo weaving her her work here!
We’ve been in the bike game for some time. Countless communities in countless cities, states and countries. The most consistent thing you’ll find from place to place is an undying grassroots support for the community.
Whether it’s polo, touring, MTB or commuting, there’s always an entity at the heart that binds people. Sometimes it’s just an individual, but oftentimes its a business. Small and medium sized businesses make the bicycle community thrive. They act as a dense mass at the center of a solar system around which everyone can spin.
Sangaru is widely known for his work with design, furniture and bamboo. He had this to say about bamboo:
“I was exposed to bamboo in its totality, where the way of life of the natives was bamboo. This exposure to how a single material that is so very basic can be used in so many different ways, forms and applications was extraordinary.”
Read the full interview here!
And you’ll never guess who was in it! Boy we’re glad we got a dedicated studio space once we finished prototyping.