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WHEN YOU BUILD YOUR DIY BAMBOO BIKE

WHY BAMBOO?

Bamboo makes for a natural material for bike building. Since we built the first modern bamboo bike in 1995, we’ve been amazed by the strength and the ride quality. Bamboo has the best vibration damping for the smoothest ride. It’s perfect and convenient that nature provides it in a huge range of tube diameters and wall thicknesses.

Bamboo Stock
DIY Bamboo Build

WHY DIY?

It’s your ticket to handcraft your own gorgeous, reliable, and comfortable bamboo bicycle. Use this as an opportunity strengthen your bond with a loved one, build a unique piece of art tailored to your style, or even start your own business. Taking your bamboo bicycle on its first ride (and subsequent rides) is such a rewarding feeling that will stay with you forever.

CAN I MAKE THE SIZE THAT IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Our design allows you to build any size of any type of bike.  For each size, we select the right set of bamboo for you and provide the right drawings and tools. You’ll choose the instructional drawings from the bike types mentioned below but you can customize to your heart’s content. Once you get the idea on how to do this, you can make any kind of bike. It’s a good idea to start with a “normal” bike for your first try. Then you can see the possibilities and build any kind of bike!

Size Chart

DIY Bikes

With our material kits, we provide detailed instructions and how-to videos available from this web site. Calfee Tool Set Kit is available for purchase or as a rental. The Material Set Kit comes with high quality, time tested materials. The Calfee DIY Kit Drawings include layout geometries for all sizes of frames for your bike choice. Please take the time to review our Bamboo DIY information to understand what you will need to complete your project.


EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED: