Hello and welcome to the special edition of bamboo frame building workshop in Oslo ! This workshop is a hands-on experience to build your own custom bamboo bicycle frame from scratch. We provide all the materials and a step by step guidance to design your custom frame geometry and walk you through the different stages of building the frame. This means you will have a tailor made bicycle frame according to the your measures and likes. Depending on what kind of frame you want, the required time to finish a frame varies between three days to five days of full time work.
Why Bamboo Bikes ?
Bamboo is an extraordinary material for a bicycle frame. It is very tough and it is very light weight. The fibres in the cross section of the bamboo stems are arranged such that there is a maximum strength against bending, breaking and impact. It is also a very good shock absorber. Because of these excellent properties and its fast growing characteristics bamboo has been used as building material for hundreds of years. In Asian regions, it is used for making bridges and as scaffolding materials, even in the construction of skyscrapers. Bamboo has withstood the test of time and is one of the best eco-friendly materials for building a bicycle frame.
You can choose any three days between July 13 – 20, 2018. It doesn’t have to be consecutive days.
Deadline for registration is: Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Please use the form at the bottom of the page for registration. We have limited seats – max 6 persons.
Oslo, Norway. Exact location will be announced two weeks before the workshop start date.
The cost of a frame building workshop in Oslo is 11,700 NOK (1,200 Euros). The price includes the cost of all the tools and materials needed for the frame building (i.e. Bamboos, metal parts such as head tube, bottom bracket, and dropouts ,etc) including our coaching services. Please note that this is a frame building workshop and all other parts of a bike such as Fork, wheels and brakes, etc are not included. However we can help you with recommendations and choosing parts.
Who Can Participate
The workshop is open for everyone and does’t have any pre-requisites. Everything you need to know about bikes and how to build one will be covered in the workshop. We have experience with all levels of participants and also encourage more than one person building a frame together. In fact, our experience is that more than one person is more productive and a very memorable activity for father-and-son and/or couples who want to enjoy time together and build something practical and useful.
Smart Grass bicycles stands for the integration of sustainability and technology by bringing together bicycle frames made of bamboo, connected bike electronics and electric drive. We are mainly based in Heidelberg, Germany but also offer workshops in different locations within Germany. To learn more about us, explore our website or visit our Flickr gallery to see some pictures.
Get In Touch
Interested in a workshop ? Still have further questions ? Just send us an email using the form below and we will get back to you ASAP. Promise.