NAHBS sneak peek: Calfee’s carbon bamboo tall bike

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…

Austin Day 1-25

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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k.
k.
11 years ago

A sure sign cycling has officially eaten itself.

Gabriel Nagmay
11 years ago

I am in love.

middle of the road guy
middle of the road guy
11 years ago

How many sharks can that thing jump?

jim
jim
11 years ago

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

jim
jim
11 years ago
kww
kww
11 years ago

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

Jerry_W
Jerry_W
11 years ago

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

Skid
Skid
11 years ago

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

Doc
Doc
11 years ago

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