Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Cruelty of Fate: Victimized Velos

In the comments to Friday's post an anonymous reader posted a link to this astounding ad from the San Francisco Craigslist:




Cervelo Fixie - $2000 (bernal heights)
Reply to: [deleted]
Date: 2009-01-25, 9:24AM PST

I am selling this bike because it is too small for me. As you can see from the pics I tried to make it work with a tall stem and Cervelo's longest seat post. The frame has a 55cm ctr-ctr seat tube and a 60cm ctr-ctr top tube. The stand over height is 32 1/4". Parts include- Phil Wood hubs on Velocity DV rims, Paul E Lever, Dura Ace front brake, KMC gold chain, Surly cog and lock ring, Race Face Cadence cranks, Brooks saddle, Ritchey Pro stem, NS Components Habanero bar, Oury grips and Conti Gator Skin tires. The frameset, by itself, retails for $1800.00. I am selling the complete bike for $2000.00.
phone# 415-260-[deleted]


There is some component of the human spirit that compels people to create abominations such as this, and to force expensive bicycle frames to be something that they are not. It's sort of a White Industries Eccentric ENO hub of the soul. While quite different from The World's Greatest Madone in terms of setup, this particular bicycle shares its twisted DNA. The owner has made a bold attempt to transform this Cervelo into an urban fixed-gear freestyler (seduced no doubt by its rear-facing dropouts), but all the riser bars, oury grips, and retro saddles in the world cannot hide the mankini which lies beneath. Too small for its owner by many centimeters, the bicycle's bars and saddle stretch skyward, as if the whole sorry machine were imploring the heavens to spare it from its wretched existence. And while I ordinarily have no empathy for triathlon or TT bikes, I only hope some passing Ironperson takes mercy on this wretched contraption, purchases it, strips it of its fixter affectations, and returns it to its natural aero-barred state--which, it must be said, is a different sort of humiliation, but one for which the frame was at least designed.

But forced fixterization is not the only horrible fate to which bicycles can be consigned. They can also fall victim to vivisection at the hands of a young Dr. Moreau in south Florida, as I learned from the following Craigslist ad, forwarded by a reader:






my bamboo bike... ( NEED CRAP BIKES!) (plantation)
Reply to: [deleted]
Date: 2009-01-09, 7:50PM EST

I posted something earlier on here regarding that I was making bikes for a high school project? well number one is finally done.

I want to make more, so I need bikes to cut up. I'm really digging the idea of a bamboo chopper style bike and I would LOVE a donor schwinn stingray or imitation just for the wide bottom bracket and rear tire. I could probably hook you up with a thank you letter with a schoolboard of broward county letterhead on it that you could probably use as a tax write-off...

so back to the bike though. it's basically a track-style frame with seat and chainstays about two inches too long because I'm a big dummy and don't measure things correctly. steel mountain bike fork which I hope to later cover in bamboo just for looks, joints originally tacked together with gorilla glue and bound with unwound sisal rope and elmer's fiberglass resin (then burned the edges because I was wayyy too lazy to cut that shit off), dropouts and headtube off a magna crapper mountain bike, and bottom bracket shell is off a wrecked schwinn world.

just for the record, no, I am not using freakin' yellow deep v's, but the guy who sold me a pair of pro II's on ebay must have got lazy or something because it's been three weeks and I'm definitely getting impatient to mount them on my other wheelset.

oh yeah, and I got the idea from this guy's Instructable, http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Bamboo-Bicycle/
and he's been nothing but ridiculously helpful in all my pesterance.

so without further adieu...









"I want to make more, so I need bikes to cut up," he says. Yes, as Craig Calfee knows, once you taste from the forbidden stalk, your bamboo lust becomes unquenchable and you just start cutting and lashing like Tom Hanks in "Castaway." All that remains is for these bamboo freaks to band together and take to the streets, like those Tweed Run weirdos in London. It would be a grotesque, creaky processon of bamboo bicycles being ridden by people in panda suits, grass skirts, and coconut bras. They'd probably finish up at a tiki bar and get smashed on mai tais, which are the PBR of the bamboo bike scene.

In fact, I'm relatively certain that even now Craig Calfee is scouting the internet in search of young, up-and-coming bamboo builders. Just imagine the thrill of receiving a call from the Panda-In-Chief, Craig Calfee himself, and being summoned to his giant bamboo lair for flaming cocktails. Perhaps he'd even fly you to his private airstrip in his bamboo replica of the Spruce Goose. Hopefully, the people at Isaac bikes are also on the lookout for talent, since it sounds like they need it. I've recently learned from recall enthusiast Commiecanuk that Isaac has recalled, well, every bike they've made since 2004:

I was not nearly as disturbed by this recall as I was by the Clif Bar one, for the simple reason that I don't own or aspire to own an Isaac. I did, however, find their road bike line quite compelling:



ULTRASONIC--The rider who claims to have "the best of everything' certainly does not, until he has one of these.

FORCE--With all the Isaac innovations--and it's totally hand made. The force is a monocoque masterpiece.

SONIC--If brutal efficiency with all-day comfort is not enough, let's also throw in stunning good looks.

PASCAL--The Pascal satisfies many desires, but leaves one obvious question: How can they do it for the price?

Yes, these exotic handmade bicycles each shares one thing in common--the fact that each and every one of them has now been recalled. So if you thought you had "the best of everything," realized you didn't because you didn't own an Isaac Ultrasonic, then purchased an Ultrasonic, please keep in mind that you still don't have "the best of everything" until you get that new expander plug.

Speaking of having "the best of everything," Isaac really stands by their frames. I was heartened to read this in the FAQ:


Q: Do carbon frames last?

A: Yes, Isaac frames are guaranteed for five years of racing and training use. When the primary consideration is performance, carbon is the only choice. If you really need your frame to last for fifty years, buy a steel one--which may be twice the weight, and also less efficient!

So, really, an Ultrasonic is "the best of everything"--except durability. Basically, you can expect your Isaac frame to last slightly longer than your cleats. Perhaps Isaac should investigate adding some other materials to their range. I hear people are doing interesting things with bamboo.

117 comments:

Lucky 7 said...

REALLY!

A

Anonymous said...

podium

Anonymous said...

oh well second

Anonymous said...

sad

innerlighter said...

better than yesterday

LW said...

5th!!!!

innerlighter said...

since when does Commie post to SF Craigslist?



meh.

Anonymous said...

yeah!

Lucky 7 said...

I'm covering my comments in bamboo just for looks.


A

The persistent one said...

What a waste!

Anonymous said...

I feel the need for tweed.

Anonymous said...

My bud went to the Trek factory and stepped out behind the building to smoke and noticed not one, or two, but dozens and dozens of giant rolloff dumpsters brimming with carbon framesets. Tens, hundreds, nay thousands of them.
I did not see this when I visited the Gazelle factory in Holland.

Anonymous said...

Woot! Woot!

Anonymous said...

immodium

mander said...

Top twenty! Not bad for a guy on a nashbar singlespeed 29er.

streepo said...

Top 20!!

ant1 said...

ant1st!

Mutt said...

Top dog. I even read it.

Anonymous said...

Re: Bamboo
Wouldn't wicker be stronger ? A design like the Delta 7 Sports Arantix with IsoTruss ? In fact, why not just buy one of those pre-lighted wicker reindeer and put two wheels on it ? The horns are already roughly upright and their probably on clearance now and come equipped with safety lights. Then
you can ride down the street exclaiming ho, ho, ho ! Bamboo is so last week.

RM said...

Damn podium.

Surly Bastard said...

Tom Hanks in Castaways, the Spruce Goose, Calfee's private air strip ... flaming cocktails ...custom made bikes that last as long as your cleats ...

Thanks for the BIG BAMBOO LAUGHS Snob! Incredibly good stuff today!

dmitri fofonov said...

Am detained for brief period during my velocepietic ride along Trans-Siberian Railway to arouse conscientiousness for harmless dietary supplements which enhance performance and harden erections, in Novobilsk enjoying two finest Russian exports: women and vodka.

Speaking of women and vodka, Babushka I am telling from friends has drinking without stop much vodka for past week. She has saying that workers paradise now comes to America before in return to former Soviet Union.

Babushka now taking about coming to America to state she can be proud as in the days of Yuri Andropov. She is thinking to move to Minnesota.

I tell her is warmer than Novobilsk and to get for it.

Nick said...

Are they saying my 10 year old carbon bars are no good?

Ben said...

http://www.bmeres.com/bambooframe.htm

http://www.bmeres.com/bcframe.htm

H said...

Interesting!

So basically, what you’re saying is that an Isaac’s frame lasts about as long as an un-salmonella tainted, peanut butter, Cliff Bar.

Critical Ass said...

Bamboo is so 2008. 2009 will be all about rattan.

geocycle said...

5 year warranty on a carbon frame. That's just SCARY.

Anonymous said...

Only 5 years!!!

Ribs said...

Oh my god, that poor, poor Cervelo. That bike is a machine and not meant for the blingy affections of us hipsters.

Disgruntl Ed. said...

I don't actually have anything to say, so without further adieu...

Bye!

Anonymous said...

Any estimates on how tall that Cervelo hipster is?

Ben said...

The fork on that cervelo is also probably subject to a recall.

http://www.cervelo.com/WolfSLRecall/

Gaude Olde said...

Are we seeing in Bernal Heights the precursor to Tri-irony?

Anonymous said...

Also of note is the Isaac "Joule Aerotic" TT bike...

wishiwasmerckx said...

Gilligan called. He wants his bike back.

RM said...

I wonder if he equipped the bamboo bike with paddles and/or a sail if it could be amphibious.

Hurricane season is never too far off in South Florida and you're going to need in escape plan when the entire bottom half of the state floods.

As for me, I plan on building a bamboo submarine, possibly run on nuclear waste collected for the nearby power plant.

I will mate with the manatees and start my own underwater civilization of humanatees.

God I'm bored. Good post.

RM

santacruzn1 said...

I guess people just want to have something different, and that Cervelo is no doubt a one off model. But bamboo I have to question the safety of that. I look forward to the next post, keep up the good work. I cant wait to ride in NYC someday.

Jim said...

What I Believe...

I believe...

1) that people are starting to put together f***ed up fixed gears just to see if they can get punked on BSNYC.

2) that if Craiglist had a spell checker that prevented users from publishing if their submission contained spelling errors, the company would soon go out of business.

3) that the ultimate fixter is yet to be discovered, and that it is in fact a Colnago Extreme Power featuring a bare seat tube, no seat, and rubbing Zipp 808 clinchers ground down to accept hard rubber wheelchair tires, and that the flat bars are so short that it's easier to steer the bike 'horsey-style,' by running a rope through the hollow tube and pulling the rope to go right or left. Yes, it has a front brake lever, glued to the front tire, which makes the ride somewhat lumpy.

4) that 'brutal efficiency' is an oxymoron. How can a bike be efficient, if it's taking the time to stop and brutalize unspecified things or persons?

5) that the ghost of Jobst Brandt is causing the Isaac Bikes to fall into many pieces. Jobst isn't dead yet, but as you all know, he likes to be prepared so his ghost is kicking ass many years ahead of schedule, first of all because the Isaac bikes are crabon fiber, which Jobst hates. Second, they're brutal, and everybody knows there's only room in the cycling world for two brutal things: Jobst Brandt's Relentless Empirical Critique of Bicycle Technology, and the quality of the writing at Pez.

That's what I believe, anyhow. But then again, I've been drinking an awful lot lately, what with this bad weather.

So, without any further adieu, I bid you ado.

kale said...

Anon 1:38-

Greater than 7'8".

Bill Brasky sure knows how to rub the expensive frame with commuter parts. One time, he built a frame out of a graphite composite of molybdenohydroxy tungsten. Cost a fortune, really. Anyway, the top tube had to be, by his sophisticated calculations, exactly 2512.12 mm to accommodate his enormous physique. The tubes were filled with molten lava, Sumerian demons, and a cask of 1965 Glenmorangie.

When he rode the bike, which by the way, had to be fitted for water bottles, enough to carry 23 gallons of ox blood and bear semen extract, the ground would shake, Access-A-Ride vans would spontaneously burst into flame, and virgins would fill the bike lanes in an orgy of quivering ecstasy.

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha!

A homonymic malapropism!

More of that please.

Anonymous said...

He hated Mexicans! And he was half-Mexican! ...And he hated irony!

RM said...

Good shit Kale.

RM

Doug said...

That Cervelo is sad. Why do folks ride multiple thousand dollar bikes around the city? I guess as long as he/she is riding, it's better than driving.....

ant1 said...

Hey Frilly (and anyone else who may care) - They just released the tour of missourri route for 2009.

kale said...

ant1-

Is it standard to rub some ribs on that ride?

el presidente bicisport said...

I am not getting a bamboo bike until I can get Panda spray from Competitve Cyclist.

Anonymous said...

Re: Isaac's Force.
How the fuck do you call a spaceframe a "monocoque?"

luke walton said...

the cervelo either belongs to christian laettner or a bikesnob troll

Shram said...

that bamboo beater looks like it will collapse if you even sat on it. I hope someone finds it on craigslist when he inevitably tries to sell it. What's the over/under on what his asking price will be? Over $2k no doubt.

Snob, Kale, Jim, funny shit today. Ado to you as well.

John said...

At least 7'8".

question: does a 55cm Cervelo really have a 60cm tt?

Udder said...

"Bamboo is so 2008. 2009 will be all about rattan."- Critical Ass

I disagree. I think 2009 is to be the year of the carrot.

e21 Sports, fishing rod manufacturer, is already selling "Carrot Stix" rods which "incorporate aerospace-quality graphite with Carrot nano-Bio-fiber formula."

See: http://www.e21sports.com/fishing/products.php?category=1

The high modulus graphite found in fishing rods is very similar to carbon fiber, so carrot bikes can't be far behind.

ant1 said...

Kale - I was looking for a witty reply, but couldn't find one. Here are a few weak attempts:
1. I'm not sure what you mean by ribs.
2. Yes, for all teams other than garmin (they rub burritos).
3. If you're using "rib rubbin'" in the biblical sense, I doubt it.

grog said...

mankini
ew

leroy said...

Is it just me or has anyone else considered the singular advantage of a bamboo bicycle: with the right resin, it may be highly flammable?

Imagine what that means for those chilly Manhattan Bridge crossings on winter evenings.

You can get heat, you can get light and you can get to pretend you're Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider.

Dude, wouldn't that be like so totally awesome?

On the other hand, maybe it is just me.

kale said...

ant1-

Pork ribs are good in Missouri; conversely TdF would run (not rub) only soft cheeses, cigarettes, and red wine.

Now that I think about it, indigestion and sharting probably's not a good idea on a tour. Besides, Felt/Chipotle's got a shoe in on that already.

libertyonbikes! said...

for the cervelo - part that sucker out on ebay.... i would say common sense- but then you wouldn't have built it in the first place.

so crabon is 2008
bamboo is 2009
rattan is 2010
what's next?

i'm calling vicious cycles for a glow in the dark with zebra stripes - just like an 80's hair band bandana - paint job

kale said...

leroy-

The birth of a bamboo bike.

leroy said...

Kale --

Thank you for posting the Access-A-Ride photo.

My faith has been renewed.

frilly said...

Hey, Antoine. Thanks for the ToM alert. Its a shame that they won't be ending in StL, however I will definitely be on the lookout for those pre-race training rides. I wonder if those Euro pros know what 911 is?

Stage 3-Farmington to Rolla is gonna be badass. There are some nasty wicked hills in that area. Makes my thighs hurt to think about it.

As for the rib rubbin' in the biblical sense, depends on what stages I'll be attending.

Bada bing!

leroy said...

Kale --

I'm not sure that last photo is the birth of the bamboo bke.

That looks more like bamboo bike frame sodomy.

Not that there's anything wrong with....

Oh hell, who are we kidding, there's plenty wrong with that.

Wade said...

I believe Zamfir, master of the pan flute, played a bamboo instrument, which accounts for the ease which he balances both earthly and ethereal musicality, a perilous and beautiful dance only possible through the marriage of bamboo and master musician.

Zamfir said...

I play for you. Come by Union Square L stop sometime at 730. I have demos.

Lucky 7 said...

LOBs said:
"so crabon is 2008
bamboo is 2009
rattan is 2010
what's next?"


french fries are 2011
and a french fried-crabon/bamboo rattan is the doomsday collabo of 2012.

The doomsday collabo bike will be ridden by the lone salmon of the alpaca-lips, sport a slightly singed Cervelo logo, and be an abomination for the ages...



A

Anonymous said...

yeah, I got my CRAB-ON in 08.

Lord Humungus said...

Loincloths are 2011.

Anonymous said...

back off

http://images.allposters.com/images/77/039_42274.jpg

Lucky said...

I'll tell you what's next. Compressed Shot blox formed and left to age 2+ years then monocoqued (can I verb that?). This innovation will bring us fiber with a tensile strength greater than Elmers resin!
Science will back this! Science! Every one will be rubbing jujubes.

Just ask Fatty.

http://www.fatcyclist.com/2009/01/06/the-shot-blok-experiments/

Team Rider 3 said...

I think you should consider doing interviews with some of these bike "builders". It might be interesting to get their justifications.
Rider 3

www.teamtwowheel.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

--------
Re: Isaac's Force.
How the fuck do you call a spaceframe a "monocoque?"
--------

As it is clearly not a tandem, the Isaac Force spaceframe rider has just one coque. Or qunte, as the case may be.

You're welcome.

bikesgonewild said...

...sf cervelo tt bike...so freakin' sad...it's like the mobius strip of jumped shark-ism...perpetually consuming itself...the more it tries, the better it succeeds at failing...

..."young dr moreau's bamboo bike...(1)- cool high school project = props...(2)- lug tying job = dude, don't smoke the rope before ya tie it...kids, sheesh...

...craig calfee in 'la selva beach'...la selva = spanish for "the jungle"...funny "ha ha" or funny "peculiar & quirky" ???...

...no truth to the ugly rumors that calfee uses enslaved pandas to "mill/chew tube ends for a precision fit"...pure hearsay, despite compost pile evidence...

...empty coconuts as water bottles = sheer genius...'green' as it gets...

..."Tweed Run weirdos in London"...they're english...pretty self explanatory...

...wishiwasmerckx...gilligan thingy...best one line zinger in comments...

...wade...ya but ya never see 'zamfir' kickin' ass in sprints or making the podium...unlike ant1 & jeez, somebody piss test that frenchy lad...

Anonymous said...

Dear BSNYC,
Perhaps you can institute, or create a movement for (A la Save the Messenger), a PETA-like group that stands in opposition to bike cruelty. I know not, however, with which liquid they they might moisten that Cervelo's rider; bleach would merely enhance the hipster appeal of his tight jeans.
A Gentleman of the University of Columbia NYC

Anonymous said...

Bill Brasky once ate 7 french fried cervelos while heelflipping over Prolly's lhasa apso, Mr. Tinks.

Rod said...

That Cervelo is an abomination... and I used to complain about a regional rider's choice by rigging his P3 as a road racer...

Gnarles Darwin said...

"PNDA BIKE"

Anonymous said...

Parvenues for the Practical Treatment of Velocipedes (PPTV), with more than 20 members and supporters, is the largest bicycle rights organization in the world.

PPTV focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of bicycles suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on college campuses, in trendy urban neighborhoods, in the hands of people with more money than sense, and in the graphic design industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel rocking of pieplates, Oury grips and other "hipster cysts," and the abuse of sick gnar-gnar.

PPTV works through anonymous snobbery, internet investigations, lounging on Wednesdays, boutique "harrumphing", "working" with cleats on, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

frilly said...

PNDA SHOT

Anonymous said...

GILL IGAN

Serviceburo said...

Christ man, you think you've got it bad in Billyburg? Here in Portland not a day gos by that I don't see some full grown man riding a small children's bike with a chopper fork and retrofitted drop bars. Just google Zoobomb and you'll understand my pain. That's not even to mention the bike pile across the street from Powell's.

Also - the joke bikes on FGG are there for the Hater thread over at Bikeforums. As much as we'd like to think so, Snobby doesn't have THAT much pull.

Anonymous said...

BIKE BONG

...if only it were true...

Andy Panda said...

Given the issues with the S3 and wheel sizing, clearly this up and coming budding design engineer is angling for a gig with Cervelo. Reckon he has some grounds to base his optimism upon.

The issues with resins is not so much the resin but the solvent that carries it. In the case of fiberglass it is styrene, It flashes off at around room temp which makes it a tad dangerous for little kiddies, habitual smokers and pandas. Once the styrene has flashed off the resin is relatively stable and safe.

Also used in surfboard manufacture. Fixing dings becomes a mildly eurphoric experience… just sayin

red neckerson said...

here in eastern kentucky we make bikes out of hemp and ill tel you what there smoking hot

Evan said...

A guy I work with has a Cannondale that resembles the Cervelo, only it also has one of those noseless saddles.

BikeSnobAustin IV said...

What Wood Lance Rub?

WWLR

Russ said...

The guy with the Cervelo should just get another Cervelo frameset and stack it on top of the first one. Maybe then it would fit?

Russ said...

Tall bike fixed gears could be the next big thing.

Anonymous said...

I dont think the Cervelo would need an eccentric hub. They have horizontal dropouts. Just an eccentric rider! Har Har.

frilly said...

AP, was wondering if that was you that made the guest appearance at the Williams' sisters match?

Looked sorta like he had a cyclist's tan.

Andy Pandy said...

Do play a bit of tennis so , well errr maybe, tho I would not like to get Venus annoyed

frilly said...

They're both intimidating.

I bet they would be good sprinters if they ever took up riding.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Russ, for some reason I can't get the image of two Cervelo time trial frames melded together to make a tall bike out of my mind. Brilliant.

flynn said...

as silly as the panda bike is, you've got to admire his spirit. a highschool kid could be doing far more embarassing things with his time, like getting a 55cm cervello TT with his bar-mitzvah money 1/2 way through a gigantism level growth-spurt and joining the school cycling club for instance.

as for the material of '09, i predict scrimshaw

bikesgonewild said...

...sorry flynn...scrimshaw is both an art form & a name for it's resultant product but it's not a 'material'...

...it's been done on ivory, bone, palm nuts & various other hard materials, so i guess it could be done on bamboo...

...buy a calfee & ask to have it custom scrimshawed...betting craig would dig the project...

percival dubonette said...

bamboo bikes as high school projects...whatever happened to making good old bongs in shop class? yeesh the kids these days...

Anonymous said...

I think the material for 2010 will be crabonite. The stuff they froze Han Solo in.

Anonymous said...

A former customer brought in a 68cm Ciocc from Holland with two top tubes. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

top 100!!!

Anonymous said...

Premature 100st!

B. Walton said...

if only the bamboo bike were as tall as the cervelo, I'd be one high happy hippie.

Luke, stop posting on here and practice so you can beat those Celtics...er, um, I'm conflicted. Let's get high.

santacruzn1 said...

Hey red neckerson
HEMP THAT
amen brother!

kale said...

PUFF BOWL
LOVE WEED
BLNT WRAP
CEAH CNHG
HELA HIGH
STKY ICKY
WILY NLSN
KIND BUDZ
BACK WUDZ
SAFT MTNG
HASH FOOD
VAPO RIZE
BLAK LUNG
KNIF TOKE
CHNK EYES
.... ....
SNAK TIME

ant1 said...

ant101st!

Commiecanuk said...

I've become the Ralph Nadar of bikes. All that's left is to run a political party everyone ignores and ramble on to Katie Couric.

flynn said...

bikesgonewild -

fancy that, i thought it was only from whale bone.

just checked the availability of scrimshawsnobnyc.blogspot.com

it's your is you want it

Anonymous said...

almost as "cool" as this: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2009/jan/2/JonathanWard.htm

Hal Kitzmiller said...

at least the dude selling the "fierce" grips is with it enough to call the other bars he's using by their correct name.

they are NOT bullhorns! they are PURSUIT bars people. every time someone comes into the shop looking for "bullhorns" i want to sew their ass to their face!

bikesgonewild said...

...flynn...for years now, they've made plastic "whales teeth" so that the art of scrimshaw won't have to die...

...scrimshaw came about when sailors of old started doing line drawings on 'found' sperm whale teeth (a form of ivory) using a knife point...bone was also used but ivory was preferred...most of the work was representative of their nautical lives, when they had time on the old sailing ships...ink was then rubbed over the cuts but wiped off the surface...
...not trying to be pedantic here but many years ago i studied the art form...like tattoos, some of the work is very basic or even crude but there are literally exquisite examples out there...

Kevin said...

so I guess I've accomplished one more thing in my life, being featured on BSNYC.

ha haaaaaa. someone off the original ad told me I was and I flipped out, but was pleasantly surprised that I wasn't completely torn to shreds.

yeah, but I should have mentioned that this isn't just for shits and giggles; we've got an alternative energy class at school where we're trying to promote recyclable and biodegradable materials in transportation, and if we did get to make enough, I wanted to donate them to the bamboo bike project or help out some way with what's going on in africa.

oh, and no, this isn't a fixie; it's got a 16 freewheel which is pictured on the original post and bsnyc would never feature on his page.

Anonymous said...

http://www.mistermoose.org/

yogi said...

Bamboo Bikes, wow, I have done a bit of net stalking on bamboo bikes and the results are good.

Apart from the growth imperfections it seems that bikes from bamboo really do rate well.

&
could the useless poser posters (I bet you ride fixies and walk down hills) who rate themselves by commenting first please take a long walk of a short peir.

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