Craft Bicycle is a small company from Romania who want to change the way you think about riding a bike, by giving you the best quality products, that will make you stand out, through the unique design, eco-friendly products and finishing materials.
Their ingredients for a perfect bike are many hours of creative craft and manufacturing, plenty of love and passion. The result is a work of art, mixing know-how and urban elegance – beautifully designed bamboo bike with unique characteristics and retro look.
If you ask why bamboo, the answer is because it is a premium raw material, being used in a nearly unimaginable range of products. It is the second best natural absorber of CO2 after algae and produces up to 35% more Oxygen than trees, resulting in a super green material. Several aspects of Bamboo are extremely valuable to both cyclists and bicycle manufacturers: high strength-to-weight ratio, vibration dampening, and sustainable growth.
Building each frame requires nearly 60 man hours involving many complex techniques. Each bike frame is assembled using natural hemp and high quality resin, resulting in nearly indestructible joints. From joining – to finishing, every single step of the process requires special attention.
Fenders and chain guards are made of thin strips of Bamboo.
The strips pass through a process of smoothing and sanding, then they sit in a room with steam at 100℃ after which, they are bent hot in molds, getting the desired shape.
All components of aluminum, brass, steel used in the construction of the frames and other accessories made from bamboo are made using milling, lathe or CNC machines. All components are carefully handcrafted, resulting in premium quality products.