Bamboe Fahrrad body

Bamboo Fahrrad, Bambus-Fahrräder-Fabrik, Ferlach (Austria), 1898

Bicycle with a bamboo frame and metal accessories imitating bamboo. Bamboo is a special type of plant, which consists of long, thick and strong stalks. It gives the bicycle strength without adding too much weight. Just before 1900, this plant species was a popular material for bicycle frames.