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Hawaii woodworker makes sleek, tough bicycles out of bamboo

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    Werk holds up a finished bamboo bike in his workshop in Kakaako.

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    Barret Werk of Werk Arts demonstrates how he tapers the bamboo to be used for a bicycle frame.

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    Barret Werk of Werk Arts rides a bike he made from bamboo through the flooded streets of Kakaako.

In the loft of the barnlike artists’ cooperative in Kakaako that houses his studio, Werk Arts, Barret Werk was making a bike frame out of Oahu-grown bamboo. Read more

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