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jay_ntwr said:
I'm guessing it'll be on a Mongoose dub-niner from Walmart:
Oh....This review from the wally site is priceless.....Humor is all around us. Just have to look.

"29 inch mongooose bkie, 07/08/2010
nice lookin killer brakes derailers smooth shifting fastest bike i ever had most exspensive bike i ever bought but worth every penny of 199.99"

 

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j-ro said:
I think if it was wrapped in a faux carbon weave pattern sticker that you would have a winner!
LOLing - when I saw this thread I thought someone had covered their frame with 3m Di-Nokcarbon warp the stuff the tuner kids use on their car's interior and sometimes roof etc.
 

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dbohemian said:
Oh....This review from the wally site is priceless.....Humor is all around us. Just have to look.
Yeah, we went through this on the local forum a couple of weeks ago. This was my favorite:

Purchased this bike because of previous good reviews. It was indeed a very good purchase choice....changed the seat post to the suspension m wave spring loaded model available at www.Walmart.com Takes some of the jar out of the ride.... Keep this bike in my 3rd floor apt. roll it down the stairwell using a pulsing steady grip on the front disc brake and pressing down on the handlebars. too nose it down the stairwell mountain bike trail..ha-ha Take the elevator up loaded with heavy groceries on this big frame bike.. low wheel chair traffic in the evening. I'm only 5'10" tall so I have too mount the bike swing my right leg over when the bike is about on a 35 degree incline to the ground or risk toppling over. Sometimes it's easier to stand or get off on the higher curb area when the bike stays on the lower road bed. It shifts gears real good all be it sometimes they clank quite loud. I had to tape around the cable slits where the rear brake cable was popping out because I wound the 8 ft long locking steel cable around the tube but I have that same problem with my 26 inch bike. All in all It's a very good purchase and easily holds it's own against bikes that are several times as expensive! Oh almost forgot this bike really doesn't really fit well on some off the older front child size Smart bus bike racks..?

Then I got called a bike snob.
 

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D.F.L. said:
When you look at all the fine examples bamboo has been used for over the last 3000 yrs, bikes are pretty fundemental compared to some of the cool stuff created with bamboo that still exists from even 1000 yrs ago. Its still in its infancy being used as bike material, alot to learn about how far we can push bamboo. Calfee has made the most bamboo bikes out of anyone. From what I have googled & learned on my own, its not so much the kind of bamboo you use thats important but how you treat it that will yield a great riding strong bike. No matter how you treat it, due to the inherent nature of bamboo almost wanting to crack along the length of the tube it might not be the ideal frame building material if you are looking for consistancy. Get the tube treated right and it just gets stronger with time.
I love the way it rides, the material is cool to work with, my tube supplier never out of stock & hasnt shipped late once yet. :D
 

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Freddy Salgado said:
When you look at all the fine examples bamboo has been used for over the last 3000 yrs, bikes are pretty fundemental compared to some of the cool stuff created with bamboo that still exists from even 1000 yrs ago. Its still in its infancy being used as bike material, alot to learn about how far we can push bamboo. Calfee has made the most bamboo bikes out of anyone. From what I have googled & learned on my own, its not so much the kind of bamboo you use thats important but how you treat it that will yield a great riding strong bike. No matter how you treat it, due to the inherent nature of bamboo almost wanting to crack along the length of the tube it might not be the ideal frame building material if you are looking for consistancy. Get the tube treated right and it just gets stronger with time.
I love the way it rides, the material is cool to work with, my tube supplier never out of stock & hasnt shipped late once yet. :D
Freddy,
you are the perfect guy to chime in on this, As a bamboo builder how do you feel about aluminum tubes being shaped to emulate a bamboo pattern? is it something you would use in one of your frames as say a seatpost perhaps? what are your thoughts?
 

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Freddy Salgado said:
^^ "aluminum tubes being shaped to emulate a bamboo pattern?" :skep:
I would just use the real thing J-ro. Fashion over function? Mystical metals not my department, not into novelty all bikes created should have a purpose.
I agree and I'm not trying to be snippy or clever but it was the OT of the thread.
 
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