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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k.

A sure sign cycling has officially eaten itself.

Gabriel Nagmay
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I am in love.

middle of the road guy
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middle of the road guy

How many sharks can that thing jump?

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

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

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

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