Bamboo is an unconventional material to build a bike from, but it has become an increasingly popular option as more and more riders discover the unique ride quality that it offers. We built this bamboo Calfee Design frame for a customer who enjoys long organized rides like the Seattle to Portland event along with exploring back roads around his home near Seattle. He also planned to use the bike for his daily transportation needs, so it was designed as a sturdy road bike/light duty touring bike.
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Taking a four month tour through the Balkan Peninsula in Europe requires a commitment to adventure. As with most self-supported bike trips, you must be prepared for different road conditions, varying weather, and unexpected mishaps. The embrace of the unknown was exactly what inspired this build: the customer, from Santa Cruz, CA wanted a fully-equipped touring bike to set out to see new parts of the world. Based on his criteria, we set him up with a Co-Motion Americano equipped with a
This bike was built for a local customer who came to us looking for a unique frame that was comfortable and versatile enough for the different types of trails near his home in Oakland, CA. He had his eye on a Jeff Jones Titanium Space frame, which has long been recognized as one of the most distinctive titanium mountain frames.
Wide, comfortable off-road touring wheelset- Intended use: Off-road touring, commuting, trail riding- Features: Extra-wide rims for traction and comfort, Rohloff SPEEDHUB provides reliable shifting in all conditions, Schmidt hub offers bright battery-free lighting- Recommended rider weight: < 250 pounds- Wheel size: 29"Wheel build details- Rims: Velocity Dually- Front hub: Schmidt Son 28- Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB- Spokes: Sapim Race- Nipples: Sapim Brass- Lacing: 3 cross front / 2 cross rearDestination: Seattle, WA
Ultra sturdy touring wheelset- Intended use: touring- Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB offers reliable shifting in all conditions, wide, sturdy Rhyno Lite rim provides durability.- Recommended rider weight: <300 pounds- Wheel size: 700cWheel build details- Rims: Sun Ringle Rhyno Lite 700c- Front hub: Schmidt
Daily Commuter Wheels Intended use: transportation Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 internal gear hub offers reliable all-weather shifting performance; Schmidt SON 28 SL dynamo hub to power lights; sturdy enough to handle road hazards without being too heavy Recommended rider weight: <200 lbs Wheel Size: 700c/29"Wheel build details Rims: Velocity Dyad Front hub: Schmidt SON 28 SL (32H) Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 (32H) Spokes: Sapim Race Nipples: Sapim Brass Lacing: 3x // 2x Extras: Schwalbe rim liners, Avid Cleansweep rotors, Gates