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Old 10th August 2009, 03:11 PM
Angel Eyes
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA - FL, Orlando
Posts: 1
Vegetarian epoxy?

I am looking for an epoxy or epoxy replacement I can use with bamboo that is cruelty-free.

Specifically I am adding some bamboo outriggers to an existing metal frame bicycle to make a bamboo/off-the-shelf hybrid delta trike. I have read the instructable by the person who copied the Calfee bike (which is how I found this place). I am planning to use burlap as a replacement for fiberglass mat, but still looking for a good adhesive. Any ideas?
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Old 18th September 2011, 10:51 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Worcester MA
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Did you ever find a suitable replacement for epoxy?
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Old 7th April 2012, 11:23 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: France - Aquitaine, Jurancon
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You might want to have a look at that:
available soon, this resin was recommended to me by someone working in the composite field...
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Old 20th June 2013, 03:51 PM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Where 38% of traffic is by bike
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1 & 2K Epoxi based on renewable raw materials

This company offers a 1K Epoxi based on renewable raw materials:

Unfortunately, the website is in german only (which I find a bit odd with that product line), but you can call them at ++49-7007-4749959 and should be able to get someone on the line who speaks english. As the site works with session IDs, I can't post a direct link - to get to the Epoxi click on "Produkte" and then on "Epoxidharze"; to translate, copy the text to this site: .

They used to have a 2K Epoxi (how about a vehicle frame that can be thrown on the compost or charred and turned into Terra Preta
after years and years of use;-), but it says on their site they can't buy one vital component anymore on the world market and are currently researching on what to replace this component with (June 2013).

Normal, uncured Epoxi for me is pretty bad, when I get it on my skin - this stuff on the other hand is probably completely non-toxic, IMHO you could dip your hands in it, just wash it off and be fine.

Regards, Jens

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Old 25th January 2014, 07:39 PM
Knife Knut
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA - South Carolina, Summervile
Posts: 11
Cutler's Resin?

While I have not gotten around to trying it yet, I compiled a list of historical and contemporary recipes for cutler's resin a while back.

It was one of the adhesives driven out of use by the chemical revolution, but was used for the same sorts of applications as modern epoxy. Now that I think of it, you might be better off with a different adhesive since cutler's resin does not polymerize, while the stronger adhesives do. With enough fiber reinforcement it might still work.
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