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    Maybe those bamboo folks were on to something...

    Material made from wood cellulose. Stronger than kevlar or carbon fiber. Transparent. Mass produced could be $1-$2 per kilogram. An inexpensive, strong, light bike with a see-through frame? I'd like to see that combo.

    New Wood Pulp Concoction Stronger Than Kevlar, Carbon Fiber | Autopia | Wired.com
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    I heard they catch fire in the sun and melt in the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lot8con8 View Post
    I heard they catch fire in the sun and melt in the rain.
    Dang! I knew there had to be a catch.

    Actually, the article does mention a large enough amount of water can cause the fibers to swell... k0d3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lot8con8 View Post
    I heard they catch fire in the sun and melt in the rain.
    Seems like you could coat it with something though. I need to read the article.

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    Neat, but a lot of nasty chemicals used to make it, and it is awfully dependent on the binders and sealants.

    So I think lot8con8 has it nailed.

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    Yeh, upon reading the article it seems like a chemical poop storm. Neat concept though.

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    Toxic chemicals??? Termites???

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