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April 23, 2007

Reducing the carbon footprint

How about a bike made outa bamboo? A 4 pound frame, good vibration damping, 10 year warranty and winner of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.



Built by Craig Calfee, who put wheels under bicycling champ Greg LeMond. The bamboo is smoked and heat treated to prevent splitting, then finished with tung oil. Available in several geometries for us non-euclidian lifeforms.






The attention to detail is exquisite, evidenced by this hemp fiber seat cluster. Craig knows his work. Starting at $2,700.




The Turbinator

A location with plenty of water and wind should be good for a hydrogen plant. Windhunter seems to have a pretty good idea for creating a vessel to take advantage of location and seasons. It can't be more outlandish than floating a gazillion dollar radar around the North Pacific.

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