Well I have run into some hiccups for the bamboo bicycle. I ordered some extra nice bamboo specifically selected, cured, and double butted for strength and bike building however when it came in on Monday it arrived cracked. AHHHH!!!! With the switch in materials I am in a bit of a time crunch. I quickly contacted the supplier who is supposedly send me a new tube ASAP but we shall see if I have enough time to pull this off. Without the main tube I am in a bit of a holding pattern although I have been using this time to tweak my frame geometry yet again.
I am on the lookout for a workspace to epoxy this guy which will require a 3ft by 3 ft table and some place I can protect from all the mess I am going to make. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
I have a far ways to go but here is what remains:
- Mitre tubing
- Fit tubing in the jig and verify fit
- Epoxy and wrap joints
- Sand and finish joints for aesthetics
- Seal frame for protection
- Assemble bike