If building a custom bike frame is on your DIY to-do list, you'll be able to cross it off next month. The Bamboo Bike Studio, with locations in Brooklyn and San Francisco, is taking its popular bike-building workshops on the road for the Celebrate American Bike Making Tour, with stops in Boulder November 3-6 and November 17-20, and in Denver November 10-13.
"The tour is a response to the encouragement of interested parties around the U.S. to visit their respective cities, as well as the desire to nurture the faith in a larger community of builders," writes Merrily Grashin, the company's local spokeswoman.
The Bamboo Bike Studio offers build-your-own bike kits made from sustainably harvested bamboo, starting at $632 for a custom bike frame or $700 for a complete bamboo coaster bike; sign up for one of the local sessions to put it all together in a workshop setting, using a process that involves wrapping the joints in carbon fiber epoxy, installing components, and customizing the bikes with special touches like handmade head badges.
The most popular, in Denver as in Brooklyn, will be the single speed complete ($948), but you can also choose from a range of road bikes and touring bikes (the top of the line 20-speed road bike is $2,100).
For registration and more information on the Boulder and Denver workshops, visit www.BambooBikeStudio.com.
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