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Please do post more info on these bamboo frames. Just beautiful! Do you sell them or just for family? How do they ride? And so on...

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I didn't want to hijack this thread so I'll start another thread soon. It's just a hobby. I'm building just for friends and family. Haven't ridden Ti but it rides much smoother than any steel or alu I've ridden. Just my opinion.
 

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I’m sure you’d get lots of interest if you started a separate thread on this. I’m very intrigued, especially about the joinery and how you arrived at that geometry. I don’t want to hijack this thread either, so I’ll leave it at that:thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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This thread is great idea!

May I suggest People include short description, specification please?

Or if possible link to thread about their build?

Many thanks
Well , the 46er 1x8 is the bastard offspring of a 24" Giant MTX, a Late 90's Trek ZX6000 and an assortment of parts bin items I had.
Shimano STX-RC Rear Hub, Rear Derailleur, Brakes, and Trigger Shifter.
Rhyno Lite 24" Rear Rim with Kenda small block 8 tire
Bontrager Race 26" Front wheel with a Geax Saguaro 2.2 tire
Jamis steel fork
Sinz crank & BB with a 34t ring and BBG Bashguard
Blingy Carbon post
Specialized Rockhopper bars with a Hussefeldt stem.

It was a winter project. I got both bikes used for $50 each at a LBS. The Giant was close to 30lbs in stock form - down to about 22 or 23 now. It rides and handles very nicely for him. The 26" front wheel gives him good rollover capabilty and he can clear a lot of things he had no chance on with his 20" Pre-Caliber last year. I kept it simple for him with the 1x8. He picked up shifting pretty quickly.
 

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My son at the Stowe VT Bike park in 2007, at six years old:



He's eleven now, about five feet tall and 85 pounds, riding an extra small 2003 26" Gary Fisher Tassajara craigslist special.
 

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My little man at our local 4 mile loop. He has pulled this off at night too. He once did 7 miles at elevation, with a 16" singlespeed, that put a hurt on his much older sister and cousins. I keep looking for a 24" FSR Hotrock, but have an XS Titus hardtail in the wings ( can fit like a 24"). A dad's day photo for you too..
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School's out now so have more time to take them out for a spin. Did a little singletrack. Didn't get as far as I wanted but it was a really hot day so they were a little miserable and whiny.






Nothing like kicking off the shoes and dipping in the river to cool off and boost morale.
 

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A couple shots from my 8y/o daughter's first kids' group ride at the local trail. My 12y/o was off with the older group; didnt' see him until they were done. It's great for him b/c I've been virtually unable to ride due to back injury this year, so he finally gets to get a good ride in.
She was kind of hesitant at first, but ended up having a blast. Only she could pull off the kitty helmet :thumbsup:
Bike is a Trek MT60. I'll be changing to 7spd freewheel & ditching the twist shifter this weekend.
(Photos courtesy of 331 Racing - thanks!!)

 

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Took the training wheels off my 5 y-o`s bike last week.
He`s been so eager to follow his 7 y-o brother and dad on the trails!

The 2 y-o sister didn`t want to stay home either so I brought her in the chariot on the trails! I could hear her laughing as we hit small bumps :D

So much fun!





 
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