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Grow your own bike!

This initiative makes bamboo bikes that are suitable for the high terrain and rough roads for local and international needs using native bamboo.

They believe that business opportunities exists in all the areas of Ghana and are committed to improving the standard of living of young Ghanaians through the creation of sustainable social enterprises.

It takes about 40 hours to build one custom bike. There are three main steps in constructing a full bamboo bicycle. First, the bamboo must be cut to size to increase its strength and resistance to damage. Second, the bamboo is mitered and assembled into a bicycle frame on a jig and bound together with resin and sisal fiber. Finally, after a period for drying, the manufactured components are fitted onto the bamboo frame. Our bikes can withstand large loads, rough terrain, and inclement weather. They are configured to be affordable, and can also be maintained and repaired locally.

Apart from having impeccable rider-friendly qualities, the bamboo bikes are aesthetically beautiful, have stronger frames, and a higher tensile strength than steel. The design of the bike maximizes the natural stiffness of bamboo, making it one of the toughest frames. It is extremely absorbent of bumps, vibrations, and shocks resulting from road or trail travel. Because of their ability to absorb impacts, these bikes perform well for mountain biking as well.

Find out more here – http://ghanabamboobikes.org

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