Filipino-American Bryan Benitez McClelland makes bamboo frame bicycles in Victoria, Laguna, Philippines.
Bikes are available as frames and built-up bikes. The Bambike website has a single speed, mountain bike, and beach cruiser model available. They mention duties for USA so I imagine they ship to America.
Michael Mann of Boston University was inspired by the various bamboo bike mentions, but was frustrated he couldn’t find a How To. So he started a blog chronicling the steps he took to build his own bamboo bicycle. In the video he talks about his project and why bamboo is a good choice for DIY bike construction.
One of the exhibitors coming to the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show I’m particularly keen to see is Bamboosero, a group of independent bamboo frame builders from throughout the developing world. (more…)