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(2015-16 Team) Build: Day 2

Day 2 of building our cargo bicycle. Here, are more pictures to see what we were up to. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

Thomson cleaning the inner layer of the bamboo
Thomson cleaning the inner layer of the bamboo
Safiyyah applying the epoxy resin on the frame
Safiyyah applying the epoxy resin on the frame
Epoxy resin and hemp being applied on the front frame
Epoxy resin and hemp being applied on the front frame
More epoxy resin being applied to make sure this frame stays intact!
More epoxy resin being applied to make sure this frame stays intact!
Final results of the front frame!
Final results of the front frame!
Our boys setting the rear frame of our cargo bicycle
Our boys setting the rear frame of our cargo bicycle
Hemp being used to fill up any gaps within the frame
Hemp being used to fill up any gaps within the frame
Epoxy resin finally being applied to the rear frame
Epoxy resin finally being applied to the rear frame

(2015-16 Team) Build: Day 1

The first day of our building phase has finally commenced, and our team has been incredibly excited to get this running.

We decided to build our cargo bicycle at The Bamboo Bicycle Club workshop, near Bow Road. The building phase will run approximately for 4 to 5 days with the help from James and Emanuele (Thank you so much guys!). As our bamboo had already been delivered to James’s workshop, our next step is then to inspect and identify which bamboo will be used and where. This was a vital step, as any mis-calculation could cause further delay in installing our components. We then measured and shaped the chosen bamboos based on our design. The team also constructed the jig for the rear section of the cargo bicycle.

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Bow Road Station
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Measuring and taping the chosen bamboo
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Arvin measuring the diameter of the bamboo
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Shaving the end tips of the bamboo
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Pranoy shaving of the outer layer of the bamboo
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Assembling our bamboo on the jig
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The rear frame slowly coming together
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Thomson taping the bamboo for easy alignment
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Pranoy and Avinash getting started on making the rear jig
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Avinash and Arvin cutting up more bamboo