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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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Nice shirt!

Was too busy staring at this bike to notice our friend Frank’s shirt.  It’s funny how easy you can tell bike folk apart from the clothes we wear.  Here’s to many smooth miles!

First order of business:  Ride it home.
First order of business: Ride it home.
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Ready to ride.

Here’s a few snaps of the freshest frame out of our doors.  This road bike was built for versatility’s sake.  The 105 group set features a long cage derailleur to accommodate the compact crank and the 32 tooth cassette.

Snazzy.

New gloss finish.
New gloss finish brings out the grain.
Down Tube Detail
Down tube lines.
The new 105 brakes are so smooth!
The new 105 brakes are so smooth!
The 5800 Series 105 comes with some serious versatility.
The 5800 Series 105 comes with some serious versatility.
Preferred setup.  Super comfy for miles and miles.
Preferred setup. Super comfy for miles and miles.
Sleek.
Sleek.
This one takes the cake.
This one takes the cake.
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Freaking out Frank.

Naturally our customers enjoy the intimacy of the process of getting a new custom frame.  Our friend Frank asked for some photos of the frame construction.  It’s a great way to walk away with a keepsake from the strenuous wait between sizing and design to delivery of the final frame.

Of course we like to have our fun.  We’d expect the last one to make Frank gasp, but hopefully he won’t lose sleep over it.

Frame finishing before sending to paint.
Frame finishing before sending to paint.
Checking clearance and spacing.
Checking clearance and spacing.
After all that hard work...
After all that hard work…
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Bicycles & Marriage…

Go together like a horse and carriage.  This bike was custom-built for our buddy Matt in Shanghai as a gift from his caring girlfriend.  Let’s just say he loved his new bamboo ride so much he couldn’t help but ask his girlfriend to marry him.

Matt's Bamboo Bike with Integrated Rack

Custom integrated rack feature on our standard Bamboo 8 geometry frame.

Matt's Bamboo Bike with Integrated Rack

Romantic lighting makes for fine bicycle photography.

Congratulations to Matt and his fiancé!  Here’s to many smooth miles on the tandem bicycle tour that is marital bliss.

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We’ll do local pick-up.

Our shipping rates are tough to beat.  But for some, it’s just worth the trip to Chengdu to see where it all started.  Don’t believe us?  Here are a couple happy customers with their new bamboo bikes.

Aaron of Oz & His Bamboo Road Bike

Aaron of Oz and his brand new Shimano 105 equipped road bike.

Louis of Louisville & His Bamboo Fixed Gear

Louis of Louisville and his sweet new bamboo fixed gear.  This one’s a real show-stopper.

Note the grins these guys got going on.