Inspiration: Riding beautiful, sexy, utilitarian bikes to the North American Handmade Bike Show, and blogging about it, too.
Thanks to all of our friends who came out to the Sustainable Living Fair at Webb Center on a wet weekend.
We stayed warm with a propane torch, firebending bamboo both indoors and out. We sold out of bamboo pan scrapers, and did a decent trade in t shirts, too.
Now, back to work on “Mary Jane”…
VeloBamboo will be back for the 2012 Sustainable Living Fair at Old Dominion University. We’ll be giving two workshops this year, demonstrating DIY stencil- and screen-printing, fire-bending bamboo, and more. We’re offering FREE installation on any bamboo handlebar grips or fenders purchased at the fair, as well as bamboo bicycle test rides. Intrepid urban homesteaders can even try pulling one of our three different cargo trailers.
Come on out!
Big thanks to Nick over at Simple-City for sending us plans to a tensioned bamboo bike trailer…we’ve got to clear three more frames off the build list before we can get started, but it looks like it’ll be a fun project.
My gut tells me that FIVE bikes might be a little much for lesser trailer hitches, but it’s an interesting design. From the 1973 National Geographic article, “The Bicycle Boom.”
All right, so the platform shoes and halter-top dress are totally impractical for riding, but you’ve got to admit that the Crescent bicycle is pretty sweet.
The move from a dirt-floor garage in Riverview to a flat, level concrete studio floor in East Coast Bikes, Ocean View, is almost finished. we’ll be holding our grand opening on Saturday, March 3rd, in conjunction with Tidewater Bicycle Association’s second annual Norfolk Chili Ride.
Stay tuned for more, exciting details!