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- At that time the Industrial Revolution was in full swing. Metal was regarded as a much more desirable raw material. Today the public opinion has changed. Environmental protection and conservation of resources are a concern shared by many. It is partly because of this reason that bamboo bikes have seen a surge in popularity in recent years.
for several reasons:
- Is there any hope of providing a source for why metal was used for making early bicycles?
- Can we find a source that confirms if and why bamboo bikes have "seen a surge in popularity in recent years" and are not merely a novelty item?
While we're at it, how about some recognition that bamboo bikes merely substitute bamboo for the cheapest, lowest-tech part of the bike---the steel tubing---and require all the same expensive high-tech parts as any "less environmentally friendly" bike.