A new Brooklyn based company lets customers build their own bikes by hand from bamboo during a guided weekend workshop.
Bamboo Bike Studio are the company behind the idea who advertise that one weekend is all it takes to "assemble the components, and roll away with a custom-fitted ride, tuned to your body and cycling style". All this made from a renewable material growing in their backyard, a material which is not only stronger and lighter than steel, but also easier to work with.
We love this idea, not just because it's eco friendly or for a worthy cause (All proceeds directly support the first bamboo bike factories in developing countries) but because we've always been drawn into the appeal of building our own fitness or strength equipment where possible. Using something to shape your physique, build strength and get in shape that was put together with your own two hands inherently appeals to us and the Bamboo Bike Factory take this to a new level.
For more information on Bamboo Bikes, the weekend bike-building workshop and their prices, check out the website at Bamboo Bike Studio.