is grass, therefore the fastest growing wood plant on
earth, a renewable resource that produces more oxygen and
captures more CO2 than any other tree.
geographical distribution of bamboo. It is found in the
tropics in abundance.
There are several species of bamboo that can be used for
bamboo plantation when proper managed can grow stronger
and be of many utilities, bringing benefits to human being.
in different life stages showing its biodegradability
characteristics. If processed in connection with other natural
materials a very low impact to the environment can be held.
zoom of a bamboo tube wall. Its fibers are
more condensed in the outer part.
of a bamboo, an organic elliptical-round tube of
low energy consumption made by nature.
Longitudinal section of a bamboo, the long parallel fibers
connected by nodes offers a great tensile strength.
aircraft with a bamboo frame, by Santos Dumont, the
pioneer of aviation, around year 1900. About 100 units were
produced from year 1908 to 1910.
One of the first bamboo bicycles, around year 1900, made
with metal lugs and bamboo tubes. By that time there was
even a special category for it in the bicycle race competitions.
It is believed that it died early due to poor construction
grows all over the world in tropical,
sub-tropical and temperate climates zones. In
the scientific literature it is represented with more than one thousand
different species, from
the ornamental ones to large tonnage and small. Bamboo is the fastest
growing plant on earth.
Old as mankind
From ancient times man has used Bamboo for construction of houses,
furniture, fences, mats as well as objects
of decorative and personal
use - and also as a source of food.
Bamboo is attracting more and more interest of researches who are
revealing new and important uses from bamboo.
To learn from bamboo
of the most promising ones is its use in the construction of
structures. The special combination of flexibility, strength and weight
makes bamboo a versatile material in many dynamic structures where
forces are working in different directions. It seems that bamboo has
been created to accomplish a structural
function, since its natural design of hollow segments connected by
its fiber constitution, combines lightness and high resistance.
bamboo is hand picked in Brazil and carefully selected. It
is dried, and then its surface is
treated and sealed to preserve it. During the construction various
specialized manufacturing techniques are applied to utilize the
peculiar structure and properties of the material. The frames are hand
made in Denmark and
Flavio is constantly developing the sustainability of the processes.
Good for you
You are not only making a statement but also improving your ride
comfort thanks to bamboo's flexible yet rigid capabilities.
Good for us all
By biking and by using sustainable materials you are reducing your
carbon footprint and contributing to a `healthier´ world.