So, you’ve decided to take that final big step and place an order for a Bamboobee BIY bike. That’s great news! We’re so happy to hear you’re ready to get involved with the Bamboobee lifestyle.
But now comes the harder part. Before you can get started with exploring your town on your brand new bamboo bicycle, you’ll need to put it together.
Here are our top resources from bamboobee.net to help you along the way!
Getting Started: What You Will Have in your Kit
Our first video (which you’ll find listed as section two as there is no section one!) outlines the basic equipment you’ll have in your kit when building your BIY bike. It’s worth knowing this in advance so you’ll know exactly what you’re working with.
Our list includes:
- Instruction Manual
- Seatstay Tubes
- Seat Tube
- Down Tube
- Top Tube
- Chainstay Tubes
- Elastic Band
- A Roll of Thin Protective Film
- Multi-Functional Sanding Tools
- Right Dropout
- Left Dropout
- A Roll of Electrical Tape
- Seatstay Bamboo Tube
- Chainstay Bamboo Tube
- Brake Cable Holders
- Head Tube
- Bottom Bracket
- Hemp Rope
From this simple post, you can clearly see how much there is to offer here at bamboobee.net in the way of resources that can help you build your bike. To learn more, simply click through to the videos for each section, and you’ll find more detailed guides to learn from and enjoy.
Installing the MDF Frame Jig
This is the next part of your journey – but it doesn’t have to be difficult. In less than two minutes, we’ll show you exactly how to set up your frame jig.
In the video, you’ll see that each of the parts has its own assigned number – so you’ll find it super easy to determine which pieces need to be attached to one another. Just follow the numbers! We also include several helpful tips that can make the process even simpler.
Assembly of the Metal Parts on the Frame Jig
Next, you’ll need to assemble the metal parts on the frame jig you just set up. This video will show you exactly where to place them and how to set them up. Even better, we explain things in very simple terms that anyone can get on board with, as well as clarifying which side of each metal part we’re referring to.
Assembly of the Bamboo Tubes on the Frame Jig
Once your jig is all set up and you’ve attached the metal parts, it’s time to assemble your bamboo tubes. This could perhaps be the one of the most exciting parts, as it’s these bamboo tubes that make the look of your Bamboobee bicycle!
Just like in the metal parts tutorial, we’ve made sure everything is clear and easy to understand.
Assembly of the Reinforcing Iron Wire
Bike wire is something you’ll always see on a bike – but it can be difficult to learn how to attach it to a bike yourself.
Your kit comes with iron wire that you’ll need to assemble for your bike to remain correct and stable.
In the video, you’ll see us wrapping the wire in all the right places on a Bamboobee BIY bike frame.
Preparation of Hemp Rope
Hemp fiber rope is another essential you’ll find in your BIY bike kit. Our next video shows how to prepare the hemp rope through measuring against your jig, cutting it accordingly, and finally soaking it in configured epoxy glue (see your instruction manual for details) ready to attach to the joints of your bike.
Procedure to Wrap the Joints
Once your hemp rope has been prepared, you’ll need to attach it to your bike by wrapping its joints. We show you exactly what the procedure is after soaking the hemp rope in the glue solution. You’ll get to see where the joints are if you’re not sure, as well as how to go about the process of wrapping them effectively – right down to the best wrapping method. Soon enough, you’ll have all your joints wrapped and ready to go – just like the model in the video!
Removal and Finishing of the Frame
The last video that relates to the actual construction of your bike is Section 9: Removal and Finishing of the Frame.
Here, you’ll get to see the best ways to remove protective film from your frame to reveal the clean bamboo underneath, file and sand sharp edges, remove any remaining cable ties, install bamboo root cable holders and more. You’ll soon find your bike frame is ready to go – so you’re free to add on the wheels, handlebars and accessories of your choice!
Fixing a Bamboo’s Crack
Sections 9.1 and 9.2 go on to add additional information for Bamboobee bike owners. Section 9.1 explains the best way to deal with a crack in your bamboo. Any bike enthusiast will, of course, want to fix up any issues as soon as possible, so it’s important to learn this simple technique.
All you need is bamboo dust and epoxy resin, and you’ll be able to carefully fill the crack, making it good as new! Watch the video for an easy tutorial.
Assembling of a Bottle Cage
Section 9.2 shows you how you can assemble a bottle cage for your Bamboobee bamboo bicycle. A bottle cage is essential for anyone who bikes any kind of distance as it’s always important to stay hydrated on the move.
Our final video in the series outlines the steps of assembling a bottle cage and how to attach it to your bike.
And that’s it, you’re done! All with the help of Bamboobee’s video series. By checking out these awesome resources from Bamboobee, you’ll be able to do your best work every step of the way while joining maker and nature.
Bring your Bamboobee bike to life today – order now at bamboobee.net!