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NAHBS sneak peek: Calfee’s carbon bamboo tall bike

Posted by on February 25th, 2011 at 6:16 am

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) doesn’t officially open for another hour or so, but I walked around the show floor for a few minutes last night as exhibitors hurriedly put together their booths. One bike that caught my eye was a tall bike in the Calfee booth. A Calfee tall bike is reason enough to stop and stare, but this thing is made out carbon and has bamboo hemp-fiber lugs. Check it out…

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That has got to be the world’s most expensive kickstand! I’ll get some specs and more detailed shots today. Stay tuned for more NAHBS coverage through the weekend.

— Many thanks to United Bicycle Institute for their support of our NAHBS coverage.

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9 Comments
  • k. February 25, 2011 at 9:01 am

    A sure sign cycling has officially eaten itself.

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  • Gabriel Nagmay February 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I am in love.

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  • middle of the road guy February 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    How many sharks can that thing jump?

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  • jim February 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I was going to recomend a “carbon free” bike to help save us from global warming, then I looked out the window…

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  • jim February 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    or you can go with metal lugs and a bamboo frame
    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-built-a-carbon-bike-frame-at-home-and-a-bam/

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  • kww February 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Bamboo lugs? Probably backed up with carbon. That thing must come with a polo mallet….

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  • Jerry_W February 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Calfee loves to play with design ideas, I’m so glad he brings them out for all to see and enjoy.

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  • Skid February 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Vulture Cycles made a much nicer one out of steel and displayed it at the Oregon Handmade Bike Show 2 years ago.

    http://meccanicodiveno.blogspot.com/2009/11/only-cool-shit-at-oregon-handmade-bike.html

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  • Doc February 25, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    funny, that design is pretty much the same as my tallbike. only real difference is mine’s steel

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