There are many good reasons to choose a Calfee Bamboo tandem frame for your next bicycle frame. Calfee Bamboo bicycle frames are very stiff, transferring power efficiently; are durable, resisting damage from stress and impacts; are comfortable, surpassing aluminum, steel, titanium and most carbon frames in smoothness. Calfee’s bamboo tubes are mitered together and bound by epoxy soaked hemp fiber to create a frame whose most notable characteristic, beyond beauty, is incredible vibration dampening.
Each bamboo frame requires over 40 hours of labor to build. Every frame is made to order and unique. A Calfee bamboo tandem frame is made from bamboo that has been smoked and heat treated to prevent splitting. Finished with satin polyurethane that functions as a vapor seal and allows the owner to maintain the bamboo frame as they would any metal or carbon frame. Lugs are made of hemp fiber.
Calfee bamboo tandem frames are available in stock frame sizes or custom geometry as there are no forms or molds to join the bamboo tubes. As a result, there is no imposed constraint. Calfee miters and joins the bamboo tubing at any angle to support complete personalization of the frame.
Calfee Bamboo bikes have won awards for Best Road Bike, Best Off-Road Bike and Peoples’ Choice Award at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Further, they’ve been featured by Time Magazine, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Discovery Channel and the BBC, to name just a few of many.