Bamboo Bikes

I was researching for an article this week on bikes when my editor reminded me of Mekong Creations’ bamboo bikes. I’ve seen it displayed on their store at Sky Garden 1 in Phu My Hung and at one point, they were renting it out for free as part of their advertising strategy.

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The bikes are made from Tam Vong or “steel bamboo” from the province of Tan Linh, Vietnam.

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According to the brochure, it takes Mekong Creations’ team 50 hours to make a single bamboo bike and are stress-tested up to 220 kilos.

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Prices range from $180 to $345. And they have a 4 types of bike: city, mountain, sports, and mini. photo 20130517_164408_zpseb38c3ac.jpg

This bike made form indigenous material is really one-of-a-kind. I relayed to hubby my doubts on the durability of the material. But then again, I remembered world-renowned Filipino designer, Kenneth Cobonpue designing a car out of bamboo and rattan too, called Phoenix.

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So there must be some wisdom in using the bamboo.

Oh and Mekong Creations/Vietnam Quilts are holding a clearance sale at the 2nd floor of their shop in Sky Garden 1, Phu My Hung.

For more information, visit www.mekong-creations.org.

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One Response to Bamboo Bikes

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    presented on your post. They’re very convincibg and will certainly
    work. Still, the posts are very quick for beginners. May you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time?
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