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Pittsburgh Shop to Start Building Bamboo Bikes

Love bikesFrom the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Nicholas Brungo, an artist who likes working with bikes, has found a way to combine the two interests: creating bamboo-frame bicycles.

The 31-year-old runs a bike repair shop in Lawrenceville, and earlier this month he completed a fundraising drive to buy parts and tools. Over the winter, he plans to build a few of the bikes and by next spring, his Lawrenceville neighborhood—no stranger to new trends—could see people on its streets embracing another one: Mr. Brungo’s bamboo bicycles.

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