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DO YOU FEEL MY VIBE?

December 17, 2016

DO YOU FEEL MY VIBE?

by Drew Haugen

Words and images by James Wolf Edited by Connor Smith and Drew Haugen The first time I rode a bamboo bike, I immediately wondered “where did the vibration go?”  It was like they had repaved the road that I ride on every day. But the road hadn’t been repaved, I was just riding a bicycle made from a frame material … Read More »

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April 4, 2016

Everything you Want to Know About Harvesting Good Bamboo, and More

by Drew Haugen

Boo master craftsman James Wolf discusses the lengths to which he and his team go to produce frame-worthy bamboo tubing. Where does the bamboo grow, and what kind is it? The younger plantation is on land that we own and currently supplies our chain stays and seat stays. Specification for these parts is hard-to-find, so it’s good that we are growing our own. … Read More »

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October 16, 2015

The Zen of Woodworking with James Wolf

by Drew Haugen

Boo co-founder and master craftsman James Wolf talks ninja swords, Japanese joinery, and the Zen of handcrafting natural materials. – When did you start building things? When I was about 6. What did you build? I did woodworking, boat building, mechanical stuff.  Building stuff and making stuff at summer camp.  We’d wake up and we’d go fix and ride mini … Read More »