No Welding Needed
Learning how to weld takes time, specific tools and a lot of practice. We use pre-fabricated carbon lugs, bio-epoxy and bamboo tubes to build a bike frame.
No Large Workshop
You don't require a workshop space to build a bamboo bike frame. All you need is a minimum flat surface of 630mm x 910mm to set up our laser cut jig system.
No Complex Tools
The best part about our build process is that it requires the simplest tools for building. These tools are available in our shop.
What You Will Achieve:
✓ The joy of working with your hands using sustainable materials
✓ A sense of accomplishment from building a bike from scratch
✓ A strong and beautiful bamboo bike built by you
It is an absolute pleasure. I love looking at my bike so when I'm riding I can't wait for the next coffee stop to park my bike so I can look at it lovingly again :-) Ride-wise, it is exactly what I was hoping. It is quick, light, nimble and smoothes out the poor road surface that we have to suffer here in the north.
Looking back at all the work you've put in and ending up with a beautiful looking high quality bike is well worth it.
Meet Your Instructor
Founder, James Marr created the Club through a love of bicycles and engineering. The aim was "to give everyone the opportunity to build a bike from scratch!"
• 16+ build videos on YouTube
• Detailed A4 illustrated manual
• WhatsApp/Zoom/Email & phone support
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The Frame Build
The build was created using a custom Bamboo Bicycle Club home build kit with a one-time use jig. The build utilised laminated bio-composite bamboo tubing to improve the performance and strength. The tubing was joined using a flax fibre composite with unique vibration dampening qualities and has the ability to be 100% recyclable.
The Frame Specification
The frame was designed to be multi-discipline, suitable for 650B 52mm tyres and be able to be used on road with 700c 32mm. In addition, it was designed for a 1x system with a front crank of 42T with dropped chainstays which allow for a shorter wheelbase providing a responsive ride. It’s using a custom machined T47 bottom bracket to increase tubing diameter around the bottom bracket and using wider axle cranks. Custom dropouts were designed to accommodate a 160mm flat-mount disc and 12mm thru-axle. Finally, the front end was designed around a variable rake fork and integrated bearings.
Shimano GRX mechanical groupset with a Praxis Zayante Crank. Reynolds ATR 650B wheelset and WTB tires. Thompson Dirt drops handlebar and stem.