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Sunny Chuah was so inspired by his own nine-month ride through Central Asia on the bamboo bike he had built, that he set up Bamboobee. Not content with building bamboo bikes for others, Sunny now has a BIY Bike Kit. Order one of these and you will get not only the joy of riding a bamboo bicycle but the satisfaction of building it yourself from scratch. He promises that there is no need for engineering expertise or sophisticated machinery to build one of these kits, just a few simple tools and the ability to follow instructions.

This article originally appeared in issue 18 of Treadlie Magazine.