But we were stumped as to how they could be used together…
Well, enter Bamboosero. The Bamboo and Hemp Bike. By melding bamboo tubes to hemp-fiber lugs you get a very strong and eco friendly bike frame. But that is not all –
Sales Manager Aaron Kaughman say’s, ‘We’ve all heard the saying, “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he feeds his family for a lifetime.” Kaufman says, “Substitute bicycles for fish and you get the idea behind Bamboosero.”‘ -bikeportland.org
So what does that mean?
According to the bamboosero website:
Craig Calfee, a frame designer who has built bikes for Greg Lemond and other professional racers, started Bamboosero with the idea that teaching a man (or woman) to build bikes is a long-term solution that can have a lasting impact.
Using bamboo makes this possible. It grows in most of the developing world and makes it far easier to supply a bike builder with raw materials. And it makes a common resource more valuable. Much better than mining or cutting down the forest. Oh. . . and it rides like a dream!
The Bamboosero idea is simple: connect bike builders in developing countries with bike buyers like you.
To buy your own Bamboosero bike click here – http://www.bamboosero.com/
This article was inspired by http://bikeportland.org/2011/02/26/putting-bamboo-and-hemp-to-work-for-good-48726