Have you guys looked into your back yard and thought: “OH BOY I wish I could grow a field full of bikes.” I know I haven’t – BUT THIS GUY DID!
Based out of Santa Cruz, California, Graig Calfee is a bike maker. Sounds neat, so what? Check this quote from the Wired article:
To increase production and improve design, Craig is experimenting with growing bamboo into pre-formed shapes in the field.
By forcing the bamboo to grow through carefully placed barriers, the naturally straight plant grows with the bends and curves he needs for frames and other components.
Hey, is that your grey matter splattered behind you on the wall, or is it mine? Because my brain just exploded. That’s incredible! But what is even more incredible is the way he invisions mass-production of these bikes, one more quote:
“A factory in a field. You can have row after row of bamboo growing into the right structures for bike frames.”
UPDATE: I forgot to post his website, give it a look! Calfee Design