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The Bamboo Bike

The Bamboo Bike

Let me start with a segway. I love bicycles, they are fun to ride, great for short distance transportation and don’t mess up the environment. There also provide a great way to exercise. I have been on the lookout on where to get a mountain bike in Abuja when I came across this project embark on by the student of the African University of Science and Technology and their visiting counterpart from the 2ie institute in Burkina Faso. The Idea is to build a bicycle from scratch. A bicycle made mostly from Bamboo tree. I was a bit sceptical about it too but when I saw the finished product I was impressed. The students (from over 10 African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Chad, Niger, Ethiopia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cameroon etc) were divided into groups. The basic idea really is to build a bicycle made from bamboo tree and other ready available local materials. Right Now the project is still on going but I was about to take some snapshot of some finished Bikes πŸ™‚