Wood is good

In the July print edition of BikeBiz there’s going to be a page and a half on wooden bikes. The sector is not about to set the world alight but there are a surprising number of functional, fashionable wooden bikes out there.

Last week I talked about Craig Calfree’s top-end bamboo road bike (91 have been made to date). Today there’s a piece in the Los Angeles Times about Calfree’s dream to kick-start bamboo bike production in Africa.

Here’s a YouTube movie of Calfree’s road bike:

And this is a pic of an American bamboo bike, c. 1896.