A few weeks ago, I was reading how a friend had made his own bike mud guards from bamboo (which is actually a grass, did you know that?). Laminated, and very neat indeed.
Today, I learnt that crowd-funding is being sought to productise a full-on bamboo bike. Blending modern technology with the natural strength and durability of bamboo (in Hong Kong I saw it being used as scaffolding up a 25+ storey high-rise block!)
The bike is customised to your particular choices, and each is unique because of the natural products it is made from. There’s also a transponder in it in case someone runs off with it while you’re chatting up someone in the coffee shop.
If you’re up for one – get in quick and add a few dollars via Kickstarter. $40k is needed to get things moving.