“Father” of the unique bamboo bikes in Hoi An
Crafts are traditional family of Mr. Vo Tan Muoi (72, Cam Thanh commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam).
Crafts are traditional family of Mr. Vo Tan Muoi (72, Cam Thanh commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam). Crafts factory of his family before only produce items such as beds, tables, chairs, baskets … But almost 2 years now, art workshops became famous when he and his son (he Vo Tan Tan, 35 years old) created the
bamboo bike unique in our country.
Mr Muoi said, the bamboo bike frame, handlebars made from bamboo spikes. The advantage of this type of special bamboo intestine, durable and flexible, bamboo is not rare in our country. After being purchased, the bamboo spikes which he soaked in salt water for 6 to 8 months, then basked the sun and then used as raw material to create a bicycle. According to Mr. Muoi, the time to complete this bike took almost 1 month.
Vo Tan Tan also the desire of the bamboo bike will be unique products, novelties and attractive tourist friendly environment. “Bamboo traditionally been very helpful with Vietnam, I do not want someday it will be forgotten.” Tan said.
Since childhood, my soul was raised with bamboo and handicraft products from bamboo. So no matter what, Tan also inalienable bamboo craft. Previously, Tan studied electronics. After graduation, he went to work for an electronics assembly plant in Danang. Some time later, he returned home as a travel company. But now, the time he spent mainly for research, tinkering invented the bamboo bike.
In 2011, Tan met Alex Lakassen (a 45-year-old tourist from the Netherlands). The two quickly became close friends.
When you saw his father invented the unique bike from bamboo, Alex admire and enjoy. He immediately decided to stay in Vietnam to assist you innovative bamboo bike.
Currently, the three art workshops this man has built a bamboo bike frame sports for foreigners. The difficulty in making bamboo bikes is the innovative sport chassis with the alien shapes and tall, weighs slightly different calculation to know how to match the user; from holding a driver, the vehicle’s height, compression resistance, strength …
Thanks to his long experience in October, inflame the passion of learning his technique Tan and Alex’s enthusiastic support, workshops built successful sports bikes with bamboo frames first. According to Mr. Tan, the cars, if exported to foreign markets, can sell for $ 25 million per aircraft.
All three men desired project “bamboo bicycle production abroad” will be successful, to develop into a studio production facility bamboo bike brands. From there, helping local people solve the employment problem.
Source: Ming Lam – Khampha.vn – According 24h.com.vn