His first hand experience as a professional biker has given him a tremendous amount of insight into the special modifications to the bamboo bikes that guard against wear and tear.
Project Proposal Despite the critical need for bicycles in Africa, there are no local bicycle building businesses anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa.
Our goal is that Alabamboo will one day represent the largest domestically available resource. Bikes - Right2. The objective is to make the bamboo bike appeal to a global audience.
Loading comments… Trouble loading? They'll be living cheap to stretch their dollars, a good portion of which will be eaten up by airplane fares. This fact alone is reason to be optimistic about the future of transportation. Calfee says he's no Pollyanna and realizes there will be pitfalls, including the ones Peckham cited.
Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. If you happen to be along the route and want us to stop by, drop us a line at seth trustart. His shop is outside Santa Cruz, a community known for its laid-back style. August 15, 2009 at 9: Lauren Goode Lauren Goode. Currently, their main challenge remains figuring out the best way to treat the bamboo to maximize its strength.
Calfee, Ho and one other representative from the institute will be in the country for 10 days. David Peckham, the project director, has ridden bamboo bikes and describes them as "lovely. View photos from along the way. As a video artist and someone who has directed commercials in the past, Josh is interested in the tools of advertising as a means of mass communication of good ideas.
He's considered one of the country's elite bike builders, someone who creates machines for the likes of Greg LeMond, the first American to win the Tour de France. Factory-style bamboo bike production is necessary. Justin is also a founder of the Mess Kollective , a bike messenger service owned by the bike messengers who ride for it.
Maybe everyone should have a test-ride on Calfee's bike. Calfee started thinking about his unusual form of transportation. To support those projects, Trust Art has commissioned video artist Josh Powell to create a TV commercial campaign to strengthen demand for bamboo bikes, support the launch of the two factories, and stimulate the bamboo bicycle building industry in those areas and in other developing countries.
It's just never taken off. The bike has a big split in the wood — which he's repaired — and its mustache handlebars aren't exactly state-of-the-art.
Whimsy to good deed. People who buy it are making a statement as well as enjoying the ride quality. Said Ho: