How We Make Our Bamboo Bike Frames
Step 1: Bamboo harvesting and treatment
We harvest well-tended bamboo plants that have reached maturity. Then we apply a chemical and heat treatment to protect the shoots from insects.
Step 2: Bamboo selection
After treatment we carefully select dried bamboo pieces to ensure they meet the necessary weight and strength requirements for a strong frame.
Step 3: Frame assembly
After cutting the bamboo to the required dimensions, we assemble them on well-designed jigs which ensure good symmetry and correct alignment of the frame.
Step 4: Frame wrapping
We then wrap the tacked frames with local sisal fibre soaked in a plant-based eco-resin epoxy. This ensures the joints are strong enough to hold the frame together and withstand shocks.
Step 5: Filing and sanding
We file and sand the frame wrapping so it is smooth and shows the beauty of the organic materials.
Step 6: Quality control inspections
Our strict three-stage quality control process ensures every product meets international safety and quality standards. After inspection we spray the frame with a high quality, polyurethane coat to protect the frame against rain and direct sunlight.