Incoming: Bamboo Bicycles

This one, modelled by “Dan”, is a fixed-gear contraption built with epoxy, ribbon, recovered metal elements (bottom bracket, seatpost, drop outs etc)) and lengths of tough bamboo in place of the toptube, crossbar and downtube. “Bicycle design is mature now,” Dan, who is a product designer, said. “The next advances will be in materials.” Quite.