Rolling Out Bamboo Bicycles
Valid Cycles specializes in handcrafted bamboo bicycle frames. To be bike-ready, the bamboo must be cooked in an oven, stripped, and sealed. But after that, the founders of Valid Cycles say the bikes last as long as a metal one. We stopped by their shop—a barn in Woodinville, Washington—for a look at how the bikes are put together.
Flora Lichtman is host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.