BUILD-YOUR-OWN BAMBOO BIKE
The individualized Bamboo frame-building workshop is for enthusiasts wishing to build their own bamboo bike frame or create something unique with their own hands. These workshops will provide participants with the knowledge and skills using the Calfee Design D-I-Y method to build a bicycle frame on their own from scratch.
Though the frame building class is intensive, no prior frame building experience is required. The curriculum is designed to guide participants through every step of the bike frame building process. At the end of the workshop, participants will be bringing home their own Bamboo Bike Frame that they can be proud of.
We will go over all aspects of bamboo bike frame building and breakdown the Stages of build:
- Frame geometry basics
- Using the Calfee frame jig and other tools; safety considerations- material preparation
- Measuring and mitering
- Tacking and reinforcing joints
- Alignment check
- Proper wrapping of joints
- Weather sealing
- Prepping for assembly
There are various types of workshops available that best fit participants' schedules and availability:
- Scheduled Workshops
- Special Workshops (Private/Semi-Private)
- Traveling Workshops
We are able to work around your schedule to provide the most convenient timing for special workshops.
Participants may purchase block periods and choose which days and hours to build their Bamboo Bike:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4-6 PM or 6-8 PM
- Weekends are by appointment only
Private workshops are for individuals who wish to work one-on-one in the Bike Building process. To work according to one's availability, a participant purchases a thirty hour block period wherein they may choose which days they would be able to come to the Bambu Hub.
Semi-private workshops are available to two people who want to build their own individual bikes together. Participants purchase a forty hour block period and they can choose which days and hours work best for them.
We understand that not everyone has the option of building a frame at the BambuHub, but we offer opportunities for the BambuHub Workshop to come to you. We offer workshops hosted by different Co-ops, organizations, groups, etc. in different parts of the country.
Below you will find upcoming dates and locations for the Mobile Hub