A hand built black bamboo bicycle

Joel, a customer from Knoxville, Tennessee, sent pictures of his hand built bamboo bicycle using our Domestically Grown Designer Quality Polished Bamboo Poles

Joel's project required poles of very specific diameters : 1", 1 3/8", 1 3/4" and 1 1/4"

Building a bamboo bicycle requires poles of very specific diameters.  For most out-of-state customers we select the poles according to their specifications, package them up and ship by FedEx but it is always best if a customer can select the poles in person.  That's what Joel chose to do.  He drove to our nursery from Tennessee in order to hand-pick the black bamboo poles he wanted. He even brought along a cordless jigsaw and lots of blades to cut the poles down so they'd fit in the trunk of his car.

"I've finished the bamboo bike from the poles I picked out at your wonderful farm," Joel wrote in an email accompanying his photos.


  1. I live in Baton Rouge,LA. We had a landscaper do some work last year. He planted two very large clump bamboo. The big one is around 12' tall. The leaves are turning yellow. I'm very concerned can you advise as to what to do please

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    2. It is possible that the bamboo is just in need of iron. I heavy dose of Ironite with some high nitrogen fertilizer may green it back up.
      Bamboo prefers a slightly acidic soil with a ph of 5.5-6.5 being ideal. If the ph is off, this will cause yellowing.
      Please feel free to send me pictures at jennifer@beautifulbamboo.com and I will see if I can help.