In 1991 as a student at Western Washington Vehicle Research Institute I was working on an Intake for a Lotus Europa we had just put a Mazda Rotary in. I needed carbon fiber sock material. My professor Dr.Michael Seal introduced me to then Alsop. They were making the material, the wever and a beam seat setup. Another professor in the composites department was developing bladder molding for bicycles and was working with Alsap on what was the first Power V Beam frame. Having been in cycling from age 13 on we hit it off splendidly well and in one of our engineering chats an alternative beam concept that later became my third year design project came to life in my sketch book. the design was made from carbon tubes and had a rigid beam and super stiff lower frame similar to today's trial bikes. two years ago while cleaning my desk i came accros the notebook and having done research in bamboo and composite i got the thought to try a bamboo V using that old design. This is the result and more frames using my own bamboo carbon engineered tubing is in progres .
V Beam By Bicycle-Arts
Carbon Fiber With Aest Threadless Semi-Integrated Headsets Sealed Cartridge Bearings 1 1/8"
YTC Sealed Bottom Bracket with FSP Crank
New-Old-Stock Dia-Compe "SVX" with TEKTRO TL720 Aero TT Time Trial Bar End Brake Levers
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