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Details of the tall bike’s finish.

Bamboo Detail

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!

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On gratitude and how to make it stick.

Happy Thanksgiving

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.

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Bamboo Guru: Sandeep Sangaru

Bamboo Guru Bamboo Guru

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!