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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:17 pm 
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Well, I guess it’s neo-retro!! I figured you kids might fancy a look at this. It’s called the Dylan, and it’s made by Organic Bikes, they say the lugs are ‘recycled alloy’ I say someone finally found a good use for Cannondales. The wood is laminated bamboo, so you know, somewhere, there’s a hungry panda. The bad news tho, is that it weighs nearly 5lbs!!

It’s currently sat on my lovely wooden rims with Royce track hubs and the rest of the build will be shiny Campag and white bits.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:43 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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cool! but watch out for:

splinters

woodworm

dry rot

etc etc

:lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:36 pm 
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Look out for the pandas!

That looks interesting, I wonder how stiff it will ride, and is there any expansion in different climatic conditions like there is with guitars & wood framed pianos...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:39 pm 
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Super 8) I've saw wooden bars and wooden mudgaurds which would look dandy!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:06 pm 
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I wood imagine it is going to be pretty good ride,something akin to good steel, I know of at least one firm that use hemp to give spring to their carbon fibre frames, funny stuff bamboo they use it for scaffolding and all sorts in China and the far east :shock: Also despite my earlier very bad pun, bamboo is a grass rather than wood so think more thatched roof than table leg :lol: Here endeth the lesson :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:32 pm 
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that is incredibly cool


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:08 pm 
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Just dont let it get too close to the pandas!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:43 am 
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I was reading about those when they came out, I'm very interested to see how you find it. I was disappointed by the weight, especially considering that some bamboo frames are as light as aluminium, but then again they are very affordable frames. The affordability is a good thing in ecological/environmental terms as it makes them a more feasible replacement for conventional frames.

I hope you're using recycled parts and biodegradable oil too!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:39 am 
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The alloy "lugs" don't look cannondale to me , they either weld or sand their welds much smoother as well as fatter crimped chainstays and def no gusset under the ht/dt intersection. I believe this type of construction starts with an entire alloy frame and cut out the sections that will be replced with the second type of tube which needs an overlap for bonding purposes.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:31 am 
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Different! Do the hubs and BB have to be lubed with vegetable oil?


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