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We uploaded a photo of Calfee’s bamboo bike yesterday and it was featured in Velonews last month.

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I didn’t see it air…did i miss it, or is your post wrong?  Another blog told me it was postponed again TBD!!??
Did you see the piece? —and if so, where can i find a replay!?

don’t know either—I did not see it, but posted on it based on their reports.

Bamboo bikes don’t really fix any problems.  I’ve blogged about this in the past: http://www.cheaphack.net/2008/02/why-i-think-bamboo-bikes-are-bullshit.html

The argument boils down to this: they should focus on making accessible alternatives to the consumables (tires, tubes, brake shoes, etc), and not to the most durable part of the bike (the frame).

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