Do It Yourself Workshop

Weekend experience where together we build your bamboo bicycle frame.

DIY Workshops

Bring someone along and share the experience of building your bamboo bicycle frame.

3 days, what do we do each one?

Day 1

Frame Alignment

paula

Friday from 4pm till we finish glueing the frame.

Day 2

Building the Carbon Fiber joints.

sergio-en-padua

Saturday from 10am until we finish building the joints (around 7pm).

Day 3

Sanding and final touches.

Sunday from 10am to 7pm

THE END RESULT

Bamboo bicycle frame made by you!

You can pick one of the available geometries to build:

Here are some examples of finished bicycles. These were put together by their owners after the workshop. We added the geometry information and a component list for you to learn more about each model, this will also be helpful to make sure there’s compatibility if you decide to take another bike apart or get everything new.

  • Bottom Braket // Square Sealed Bearing 110mm
  • Crankset // 44 – 48 T
  • Free Wheel // 18 – 22 T
  • Chain // 96 Links
  • Rims Size // 700
  • Tires // 700x28c
  • Fork Size // 700 Over 1 1/8 Straight – threadless
  • Headset // Over External 1 1/8 (31.8mm)
  • Seat Post // 27.2mm
  • Seat Clamp // 31.8mm Bolt
  • Steam // OVER – OVER 80mm
  • HandleBar // Riser OVER
  • Grips // MTB
  • Saddle // Bars
  • Peddals // 9/16 check compatibility with crankset
  • Bottom Braket  // Square Sealed Bearing 113mm or Hollow tech bearings
  • Crankset // Single Plate 44D
  • Cassette // 8 – 10 steps (11/36-46)
  • Chain // Related to the number of steps
  • Transmition // 8 – 10 step Rear derailleur and Levers
  • Hubs // Quick Release  8 – 10 steps, Disc Brake ready, check compatibility with Rims (check hole count)
  • Rims // 700 (32 o 36 holes)
  • Disc Brakes // 160mm Rotors (check compatibility with hubs), mechanical calippers, MTB levers, R160 + F160 adaptors
  • Tires // 700×32-42
  • Fork // Over 1 1/8 Threadless (check compatibility with tire)
  • Headset // Over External 1 1/8 (31.8mm)
  • Seat Post // 27.2mm
  • Seat Clamp // 31.8mm Bolt
  • Steam // OVER – OVER 80mm
  • Handle Bar // Riser OVER
  • Grips // MTB
  • Saddle  // Bars
  • Peddals // 9/16 (check compatibility with crankset )
    • Bottom Braket  // Square Sealed Bearing 113mm or Hollow tech bearings
    • Crankset // 36D or  39-50D
    • Cassette // 8 – 11 steps (11/36-46)
    • Chain // Related to the number of steps
    • Transmition // 8 – 11 step Rear derailleur and Levers
    • Hubs // Quick Release  8 – 11 steps, check compatibility with Rims (check hole count)
    • Front Derailleur – Only for double chainring, direct mount
    • Rims // 700 (32 o 36 holes)
    • Road Brakes 
    • Tires // 700×32-40
    • Fork Size // 700 Over 1 1/8
    • Headset // Over External 1 1/8 (31.8mm)
    • Seat Post // 27.2mm
    • Seat Clamp // 31.8mm Bolt
    • Steam // OVER – OVER 80mm
    • Handle Bar // Drop Bars OVER
    • Bar Tape // The one you like the most
    • Saddle  // Bars
    • Peddals // 9/16 (check compatibility with crankset )
      • Bottom Braket  // Square Sealed Bearing 113mm or Hollow tech bearings
      • Crankset // 36D or  39-50D
      • Cassette // 8 – 11 steps (11/36-46)
      • Chain // Related to the number of steps
      • Transmition // 8 – 11 step Rear derailleur and Levers
      • Hubs // Quick Release  8 – 11 steps, Disc Brake ready, check compatibility with Rims (check hole count)
      • Front Derailleur // None
      • Rims // 29 (32 o 36 holes)
      • Disc Brakes // 160mm Rotors (check compatibility with hubs), mechanical calippers, MTB levers, R160 + F160 adaptors
      • Tires // 29×2.1 (maximum size)
      • Suspension // 29 Over 1 1/8
      • Headset // Over External 1 1/8 (31.8mm)
      • Seat Post // 27.2mm
      • Seat Clamp // 31.8mm Bolt
      • Steam // OVER – OVER 80mm
      • Handle Bar // Riser OVER
      • Grips // MTB
      • Saddle  // Bars
      • Peddals // 9/16 (check compatibility with crankset )
  • Bottom Braket  // Square Sealed Bearing 113mm or Hollow tech bearings
  • Crankset // Single Plate 44D 
  • Cassette // 8 – 10 steps (11/36-46)
  • Chain // Related to the number of steps
  • Transmition // 8 – 10 step Rear derailleur and Road Levers
  • Hubs // Quick Release  8 – 10 steps, Disc Brake ready, check compatibility with Rims (check hole count)
  • Rims // 700 (32 o 36 holes)
  • Disc Brakes // 160mm Rotors (check compatibility with hubs), mechanical calippers, Road levers, R160 + F160 adaptors
  • Tires // 700×32-42
  • Fork // Over 1 1/8 Threadless (check compatibility with tire)
  • Headset // Over External 1 1/8 (31.8mm)
  • Seat Post // 27.2mm
  • Seat Clamp // 31.8mm Bolt
  • Steam // OVER – OVER 80mm
  • Handle Bar // Gravel Bars
  • Grips // Road Bar Tape
  • Saddle  // Bars
  • Peddals // 9/16 (check compatibility with crankset )
      • Bottom Braket // Square Sealed Bearing 110mm
      • Crankset // 39 – 48 T
      • Free Wheel // 18 – 22 T
      • Chain // 136 Links
      • Rims Size // 26 inch
      • Tires // 26×2.125
      • Fork Size // 26 inch Over 1 1/8 Straight – threadless
      • Headset // Over External 1 1/8 (31.8mm)
      • Seat Post // 27.2mm
      • Seat Clamp // 31.8mm Bolt
      • Steam // OVER – STD 80mm
      • HandleBar // Beach Cruiser STD
      • Grips // MTB
      • Saddle // Bars Comfort
      • Peddals // 9/16 check compatibility with crankset

YOU HAVE TO BRING THIS!

Depending on the FRAME you choose to build is the rear wheel and fork you have to bring. Both are INDISPENSABLE at the beginning of the first day of the workshop. Roanoke, Virginia workshop can contact Cardinal Bicycle to purchase rear wheel and fork or for complete component kits to complete your bike.

THE REAR WHEEL

Wheel size 700
Tire 700×23-28
Rims 700 – 32 o 36 holes
Spokes 14G
Single Speed o Coasterbrake

Wheel size 700
Tires 700 x 23-28
Rims 700 – 32 o 36 holes
Hubs 32 o 36 holes (check compatibility with Cassette)
Cassette 8, 9, 10 u 11 steps (check compatibility with Hub)
Spokes 14G

Wheel size 29
Tires 29×2.1
Rims 29 – 32 o 36 holes
Hubs 32 o 36 holes (check compatibility with Cassette)
Cassette 8, 9, 10 u 11 steps (check compatibility with Hub)
Disc Brake Rotor (Center Lock or 6 Knots (check compatibility with Hub)
Spokes 14G

Wheel size 700
Tires 700×32-40
Rims 29 – 32 o 36 holes
Hubs 32 o 36 holes (check compatibility with Cassette)
Cassette 8, 9, 10 u 11 steps (check compatibility with Hub)
Disc Brake Rotor (Center Lock or 6 Knots (check compatibility with Hub)
Spokes 14G

Wheel size 26
Tires 26×2.125
Rims 26 – 36 holes
Hub 36 holes Single Speed or Coasterbrake
Free Wheel 18D
Spokes 14G

THE FORK

Fork Size 700
OVER 1 1/8
Threadless
Carbon, Aluminium, Steel or Bamboo

Tijera Rodada 700
OVER 1 1/8
Sin Cuerda
Carbono, Aluminio, Acero o Bambú

Suspension Fork Size 29
OVER 1 1/8
Aluminium
Disc Brake ready

Fork Size 700
For wheels 700 x 32-80
OVER 1 1/8 Recta (NO CONIC)
Disc Brake or Vbrake Ready
Carbon, Aluminium, Steel or Bamboo

Fork Size 26
OVER 1 1/8
Threadless
Long neck (30cm)
Aluminium, Steel or Bamboo
With or without VBrake ready

CLOTHING

The best way to dress for the workshop is to bring an Overall since the glue stains will never go away. You can also bring regular cloths that cover most of your body.

SECURITY

COVID-19

Use a facemask all the time during the workshop. Also bring working gloves for Sunday’s activities, the rest of the days we’ll give you disposable latex ones.

REVIEWS

Bamboocycles
4.8
Based on 55 reviews
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Jacobo ArvizuJacobo Arvizu
21:51 29 Jul 22
The best bicycle that I’ve ever owned!!! Truly a masterpiece in terms of looks, durability and performance. I get so many nice comments riding around the city and this bike is my preferred method of transport! Thank you one million times Bamboocycles!!!
Leandro MartinezLeandro Martinez
13:40 19 Jul 22
TREMENDO! Una tremenda experiencia, van dos bicis que me construyo en los talleres HTM, y voy por más! 😍💪
Nicholas WestNicholas West
03:20 19 Jul 22
The Whatsapp posted on the website was really responsive and accommodating. Any customizations you want on the bike, they can do. They let me order a Durango with a smaller oval chainring than the standard model, no extra charge. The bike came in parts (I understand this is common practice in the cyclist community, but I am not very skilled mechanically) so I got someone else to set it up for me and they put the fork on backwards. I texted the guy and he noticed the problem right away, which was very helpful and saved me a trip to the mechanic. Would recommend.EDIT: One thing I forgot, there's a $200 tariff COD when shipping to the US, that you won't be informed of until your bike arrives. This isn't really the guy's fault, though, it's the the CBP's fault, so I don't dock points from the review.
Georgina Pérez SlaterGeorgina Pérez Slater
03:07 19 Jul 22
1. ¡La mejor atención ever!2. La mejor calidad, de verdad quede enamorada con los acabados de mi Bamboo cycle.3. Llevo ya 3 años con ella y funciona a la perfección en diferentes ambientes. Playa, ciudad y campo. ❤️‍🔥
Diego AguerreDiego Aguerre
22:52 18 Jul 22
Es difícil de explicar la satisfacción que da tener un marco de bicicleta hecho por tus propias manos. Aprender a usar la resina y fibra de carbono para lograr un elemento tan único y tan propio. Tremenda experiencia! Todo genial de principio a fin
Rodrigo ElizaldeRodrigo Elizalde
19:47 18 Jul 22
Excelente trato, siempre super amables. Mi bicicleta quedó FABULOSA, cumplieron todos mis gustos y necesidades !!!
Stephanie HillStephanie Hill
19:24 18 Jul 22
Buenísima la experiencia de taller Hazlo Tu Mismo en Santiago de Chile. Es de verdad una actividad emocionante! en tres días fabricas tu propio cuadro de bicicleta de bambú , hecho a tu medida y con tus propias manos. Gracias de nuevo!
martinezjackie4martinezjackie4
18:49 18 Jul 22
I have a single speed beautiful bamboo road bike! Bamboocycles exceeded my expectations with such a reliable bike. The long rides are gentle and comfortable. The frame is not only beautiful but strong and good in weight. Im absolutely in love with my bike. Thank you Bamboocycles!! You Rock.
Diego Gerena-QuinonesDiego Gerena-Quinones
17:26 18 Jul 22
Beautiful hand crafted bikes. Confortable, stylish, unique. Nothing quite feels like bamboo and the team here is extremely talented and easy to work with! I own a few bamboo bikes including fixed gear, cargo and MTB
Maria ViloriaMaria Viloria
20:56 23 May 22
My partner and I booked the tour thru Chapultepec forest on the bamboo bikes. Our guide Nat was awesome at giving us the history of the park and some interesting legends about it. She was knowledgeable enough to answer our questions and also gave us great tips on museums and foods/places to try. Super charming personality and great picture taking skills!!! The forest itself is such a great place to spend time on!Nat asked for our height the day before in order to have a few bikes for us to try before heading out. We got to ride on a quiet street for a bit before choosing our bike and helmets for the tour.Now let's talk about the bikes: we fell in love with them. They are so beautiful and comfortable. Truly a piece of art. We are seriously considering returning soon to Mexico City for a build your own bike workshop!In the meantime, highly recommend this tour and these bikes!
Jeremy TennisJeremy Tennis
23:48 12 Apr 22
Happy US customer here! I’m in the northeast US and was skeptical about ordering due to potential customs holds or late hidden shipping/customs fees from carriers. I ended up ordering a medium Ajusco frame and fork. Total time from placing the order until it arrived on my doorstep was about 2 months which I don’t think is bad at all. Any custom frame built out of any material takes time to process and build. Shipping time was about 7 business days. There were no holds or last minute hidden fees once it shipped.The quality of the frame and fork looks amazing. It’s really a piece of art. It seems very sturdy and well constructed. I have not added components yet so I can’t comment on the ride but hey I’m happy even just looking at it for now.Another plus is their communication. Any questions or concerns I had, Diego got back to me right away. I highly recommend the crew at Bamboocycles. Great job! Thanks again!
Peter KlannPeter Klann
23:31 20 Oct 21
Excellent bicycles! Great ride, eye catching appearance, easy to assemble. I have been riding for many years and have high expectations about the quality of my bikes. These exceed expectations. We bought two Tulum's and are very pleased with them. Thanks Diego.
Sergio SuSergio Su
03:01 01 Jun 21
He tenido 2 y excelentes! soy muy fan de mi LOMA! con ella salgo diario por la ciudad ya rutas largas. Le llamo "Nube voladora" porque me lleva volando a todas partes!
Tete GarcíaTete García
01:45 09 Sep 20
An excellent place, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I also love bamboo 😍
Tete GarcíaTete García
01:45 09 Sep 20
Un lugar excelente, el personal muy amable y experto. Además amo al bambú 😍
Amadeo MedinaAmadeo Medina
20:47 23 Sep 18
Qué bonitas bicis
Raul RomoRaul Romo
16:54 31 Jul 16
The shop is excellent and the staff even more so. These innovative bikes are the ultimate. This is a gem of a place.

SIGN UP FOR THE WORKSHOP

Do It Yourself Workshop

USD $350USD $695

  1. Select the City and Date where you’d like to sign up for the workshop.
  2. Choose the Geometry you want to build.
  3. Choose the size, your height helps you decide.

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