This amazing bike was designed and built by Craig Calfee. Gates engineer slash in-house photographer Tim Lucking took this great shot at NAHBS 2017.

http://blog.gatescarbondrive.com/2017/03/28/north-american-handmade-bike-show-2017-1/

Calfee is the inventor of the modern bamboo bike as well as a pioneer in carbon fiber racing bikes.  In addition to being one of the world’s top bike builders he also teaches bamboo bike building and has led workshops in a variety of countries, from the Congo to India and the Philippines during the past nine years.  Indonesia had always been on his map with its tremendous bamboo resource and people skilled in working with it.

At the beginning of September of 2016 we invited him to come to Bali to run a bamboo bike building workshop.  He accepted our invitation and we set the start date for the workshop as October 26.  At that point there was no plan, no company and no venue.  It was just a crazy idea.   We’ll continue this story with a future post…