Hand made bamboo belt drive 3 speed commuter

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Hand made bamboo belt drive 3 speed commuter

Postby Miyata_912 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:53 pm

Hi all, just got my bamboo ride on the street, made the frame at a workshop in the states last year. Then spent 12 months or so collecting parts and building it up.

Fork: Custom design by colossi, Columbus SLK
Headset: Chris King
Frame: Handmade Herobike bamboo
Front Wheel: H+Plus Son Archetype, DTswiss Competition Spokes, Phil Wood Disk
Rear Wheel: H+Plus Son Archetype, DTswiss Competition Spokes , Sturmey Archer 3 speed
Tyres: Grand Bios
Brake: Shimano XT Deore Disk
Bars: Specialized Carbon Fibre
Stem: Thompson
Saddle: Brooks Team Pro Black/Copper
Seat Post Nitto
Pedals: Specialized
Cranks: Race Face Turbine
Weight: 10.39 kg
Shifter: Sturmey Archer seat post mount
Seat Collar: Phil Wood

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by BNA » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:17 pm

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Re: Hand made bamboo belt drive 3 speed commuter

Postby Leiothrix » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:17 pm

What keeps the belt from wondering off sideways? There doesn't seem to be any sort of 'keeper' for it.
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Re: Hand made bamboo belt drive 3 speed commuter

Postby AndreB1972 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:21 pm

Why did you use a seatpost mount for the shifter?
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Re: Hand made bamboo belt drive 3 speed commuter

Postby Miyata_912 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:13 pm

Howdy

Belt is held in place by tension and also a centre track that runs down belt and sprockets.

didn't want to have any cable stops on the frame and found the seat post shifter.
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Re: Hand made bamboo belt drive 3 speed commuter

Postby KGB » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:19 pm

Pretty cool! I'd want a black fork and seatpost though.
The seat collar shifter is cool too, never seen one like that.

Most importantly, how does it ride?
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Re: Hand made bamboo belt drive 3 speed commuter

Postby Miyata_912 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:11 pm

Rides really nice, bamboo is quiet soft and smooths out the ride.

Thought about carbon forks but wanted to imbed the logo of into the fork. Also love that retro type of fork crown.

Can't buy the shifter in OZ, not sure why but is quiet easy to use, just a hand through the legs.
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Re: Hand made bamboo belt drive 3 speed commuter

Postby DavidL » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:17 am

That is one of the coolest commuters I have seen.

Well done, enjoy the ride.

- Dave.
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Re: Hand made bamboo belt drive 3 speed commuter

Postby bosvit » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:38 am

Awesome looking bike

I rode with a bloke with a bamboo bike for a short time during the Amy's Ride.

They really are an eye catcher
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Re: Hand made bamboo belt drive 3 speed commuter

Postby Miyata_912 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:21 pm

thanks guys, is a fun bike to ride around.
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