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Bamboo Lattice

Our friends at Factory Five are big fans of quality bikes, parts and equipment.  They’re the cool cats behind the Lattice Chainring, one of the lightest, most stylish track chain rings on the market.

They recently spotted our most recent post and were moved to do a little write-up on how well their ring goes with our bamboo frames.  Match made in heaven if you ask us.

Be sure to follow their blog!

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New whip Wednesday.

Charlie has been an avid supporter of Source since the start.

So naturally, with Source Cycles he kept close tabs on the bikes while we were prototyping, waiting to pounce on a reason to get a bamboo bike when they finally hit the market.

As a surprise gift for his sister, he decided to pick her up a one-off bamboo frame.  A first of its kind, this bike will be sure to catch attention in the States, highlighting yet another cool product of our beloved Chengdu.

Again, big thanks to Charlie for his tireless support.  If you ever catch this cat around town, give him a tip of the hat, or better yet, buy him a beer!  And be sure to follow what’s happening in and around Chengdu by checking out ChengduLiving.com.

With a touch of Natooke.
With a touch of Natooke.
Sweet light.
Sweet light.
Source!
Source!

New whip.

Complete build.
Complete build.

New whip.

Joint detail.
Joint detail.
Top tube detail.
Top tube detail.
The man himself.
The man himself.
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Off to paint.

We finished some frames recently.  Lately we’ve switched to a new painter for a more durable clearcoat.

Loaded up.
Loaded up.

Of course this means we get another ride in.  Nothing turns heads quicker around here than a bamboo cargo bike brimming with bamboo frames.

Setting out.
Setting out.
Almost there.
Almost there.
Road home.
Road home.

The end result is stunning. The new coat is not only more durable, but also has a crisper gloss.  All the details of the bamboo’s color and grain really shows.  Also, on the return trip, these frames, freshly coated, increased head-turning by a radical 75% (figure is anecdotal).

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Welcome.

Welcome

We here at Source Cycles are proud to welcome you to our new site.  Make yourself familiar.  Learn about what it is we do.  But don’t forget to check out the shop.

Most importantly check back in from time to time.  We’ll be keeping you updated with information on new builds, events, ideas, designs and stories all revolving around bicycles and bamboo.

Enjoy the ride.  We sure will.