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An intelligent kit that allows you to build any bike in 5 hours, get cool bike designs from an app and easily share your build!
An intelligent kit that allows you to build any bike in 5 hours, get cool bike designs from an app and easily share your build!
An intelligent kit that allows you to build any bike in 5 hours, get cool bike designs from an app and easily share your build!
81 backers pledged $23,943 to help bring this project to life.

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BIY 2 Bike Kit - Build any bike with bamboo in 5 hours

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TOP UP FOR BIY 2 - NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST IS REQUIRED FOR BACKERS

Above are the top ups for the kit. Additional Shipping cost is not required for work kit and bike parts. 

NOW YOU CAN BUILD THE IDEAL BIKE YOU WANT

VIDEO SHOWING THE FASTEST BUILD IN 5 HOURS

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WHY HAVE WE STARTED THE BIY 2 REVOLUTION?

Biking will always have a special connection between your childhood and your life as an adult. Most kids bike just to be out in the fresh air with their friends. Adults use bikes as fitness tools, or commuting tools, and more rarely just as a way to connect with their inner child and have some fun.

Who hasn’t wished that they could design and build a bike of their very own, instead of getting an impersonal, pre-assembled one from a store, or having to order one custom-made for their own unique body leg, torso or arm lengths? But there were no bike kits, and raw materials and specifications for a bike were difficult to get.

We knew there had to be a better way, and we set out to find it with one simple mission:

“Anyone can build a bike easily within a day”

 ENJOY THE BUILD ANYWHERE

You can build your bike anywhere.  

The Modular Builder’s Jig has been designed so that it is easy to assemble depending on what type of bike you’d like to put together. Think Legos. And once put together, you can put the jig up on the wall, home work station or even on the floor of a living room or hall and start building your bike. 

Regardless where you place the Builder’s Jig, it won’t affect the accuracy of assembling the frame to the appropriate specifications!

NEVER BE CONSTRAINED BY DIFFERENT DESIGNS

The Modular Builder Jig has been intelligently designed so that it can be put together in just the right way for the custom bike you want. 

You can build a mountain bike, a ladies’ bike, a bike for your kids, or a bike of classic style!

 The possibilities are endless!

All you need to do is to select the design at the end of the campaign, we’ll prepare the tubes for you, and send all the things you need to build! (We also offer steel tubes – but those are for road bikes only!) 

What a super exciting and fun way to spend an afternoon with your biking friends or your kids!

How long does it take to build a bike? Well, the fastest build was 2 hours and 41 mins on a mountain bike.

ACCURATE ADJUSTMENT

We talked to users of our BIY 1 Builder’s Jig and from their feedback improved the accuracy possible with our BIY 2. 

With the BIY 2 Builder Jig, the design can be creative and endless as any head tube, hub, dropout design can be integrated. You can be a bike designer and make any prototype quickly and easily.

Embrace your DIY Spirit!!!

BIKE DESIGN AVAILABLE EASILY

BIY 2 has teamed up with hobbyists, designers and an in-house team to design and upload new exciting bike builds on the Builder Community App. 

Folks with this app have access to regularly updated bike designs, specification and bike parts. 

After gaining experience, you can upload your own design and have the builder community for feedback. It would be an open source platform! Super Fun!!!

SEAMLESS TRACKING

Builders can check their progress easily on the smart app. You can communicate and exchange your build in real time. This puts all the information and tips in one place, at your fingertips, thus improving the user experience and easing challenge of building a bike from scratch. You don’t only get to build, you get to flaunt too!

ENDLESS FUN

Building a bike is now easy and therefore super fun! 

Build a bike for your girlfriend. Or she can build one for you! 

Spend a morning with your wife building her bike and then take a romantic bike ride in the afternoon or evening.

Create fantastic childhood memories for your kids by spending a Saturday or Sunday building their bikes! That’s something they’ll never forget and whenever they ride their bike they’ll think of you and the fun time they had putting their very own bike together.

Those are warm memories that will last a lifetime.

WHAT MAKES BIY 2 UNIQUE

BE SMART WITH YOUR CHOICE 

Build any custom bike easily and make the bike truly yours at an unbeatable price, for any level of experience.

HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER LIFESTYLE

A sense of satisfaction like never before by building a bike and riding it. Right now, you can build a bike in 5 hours time. It would be a great afternoon activity. 

BAMBOOBEE SUPPORT

Regardless of the design of the bike, once it is available on the Builder Community App, the Builder Frame Kit would be the same price. This keeps the price competitive for everyone.

BIY 2 FEATURE SUMMARY

BIY 2 SPECIFICATION OVERVIEW

BIY 2 BUILDER JIG SPECIFICATION

BIY 2 BUILDER FRAME KIT SPECIFICATION

TIMELINE

We are committed to bringing you the best bike and nature experience possible. It has been a long and challenging journey, but a very enjoyable one, to bring BIY 2 to our customers – both past and present!

 

We’re already in the final stages of development, but we now need your help to bring BIY 2 fully to life.

The money raised on Kickstarter will kickstart a ripple in the revolution of owning and building bikes.

DESIGN PROCESS

From experience gained by working with over a thousand bike builders, we have redesigned the BIY 2 kit so that it can support the needs of any bike builder.

And thanks to our Builder Community app, the bike builder will have bike specifications and instructions at his (or her) fingertips, and also be able to share the progress of the build with the community.

APP DEVELOPMENT

The Bike Builder Community App is more than a community app for avid bicyclists! It is the platform that allows each member to have a Personal Fitting Profile, achieve points for builds, obtain thorough bike specification information, and personalise their user page.

Plus it’s easy to use!

The UI design is clean, easy-to-navigate, and cross-device functional. Starting planning your build for you and your family now.

TEAM

We are a team of adventurers, bike lovers and engineers united by the common goal of helping people to experience the thrill and exhilaration of riding a bicycle built by themselves.

Press

Our media kit contains a collection of visual and marketing assets. Please download your kit here. We can also be reached directly at info@bamboobee.net

Risks and challenges

Product Development: As with all products, manufacturing is often subject to challenges – both foreseeable and unforeseeable. With our experience shipping the Bamboobee bicycle, the Build It Yourself (BIY) Bike Frame Kit and Mandy Fenders internationally, our team has gained valuable experience to better collaborate with our logistics partners who can control and manage the risks.

App Development - We have completed the first prototype of the Bike Builder Community App. Together with BIY 2's Kickstarter, we will know what improvements we can add to the app. This is our first venture into app building and additional time may be needed to make sure the user experience is at its best.

Starting the community of experts - The main purpose of the BIY 2 Community App is to allow Bike Builders to have access to different bike designs and find information easier. We have dedicated a in-house team to begin this process. In addition, the bike designers who have been our beta testers have also uploaded interesting designs. Over time, together with BIY 2 builders, the range of bike information and tips will increase to excite this community.

Our team is committed to delivering the BIY 2 because we have a common vision of seeing the product on bicycles around the world.

Throughout the project, we will be transparent with our progress, and timely updates will be communicated with all backers. Communication is the key to success!

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FAQ

  • BIY 2 has prepared 26 inch mountain bike, 29er mountain bike, Road bike, Ladies Bike, Kids bike for different heights. More bike designs would be available for selection depending on requests.

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  • BIY 2 Builder Jig could be used to build with steel bike. Currently, the team is able to prepare the tubes for classic road bike only

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  • 2 reasons:

    Firstly, BIY 2 is providing an in-house fiber roll that has been premixed with epoxy. This roll is easy, safe and clean to use compared with conventional hemp fiber/ roll with epoxy. Once applied, the builder does not need to sand down that would take up the most time in a bike building.

    Lastly, the additional a/b epoxy is not needed that would take up 1 day to cure.

    *For a professional finish, it would take more time.
    ** The 5 hours does not involve any filing.
    *** 5 hours is only applicable between the in-house fiber and bamboo tubes
    **** Fastest build so far was 2 hours. 5 hours includes assembly of a basic bike parts
    ***** Instruction videos would be readied when the BIY 2 is shipped

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  • 5 hours of build is a basic bike finish. For a more professional finishing, it depends the tools and skill the builder has.

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  • BIY 2 Bike Kit has everything you need to build a bike frame. You do not need to buy the additional epoxy anymore.

    *For a professional finish, you can top up for hemp fiber & Epoxy is needed for such a build.

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  • Epoxy is not needed in the BIY 2

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  • Standard Bike designs would have sizes that fit all height:

    After the campaign the team will ask you for your size, bike design and the material will be prepared for your requirement.

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  • There are 2 parts in BIY 2: Builder’s Jig and Builder Frame Kit. You can buy them separately.

    Builder’s Jig is reusable and you can buy the Builder Frame Kit separately for the next coming bike building project.

    In the Builder Frame Kit, it has everything you need to build a bike frame.

    - 1 set of tubes
    
- 25 meters of in-house fibre
    
- 6 bamboo bicycle-cable holders 

    - 1 set of stainless steel (304) dropouts (127 mm apart on jig)
    - 1 set of aluminium (6061 - T4) head tube, 2.67 inches (68mm) BSA bottom bracket and aluminium (6061 - T4 ) 1 inch (25.4 mm) seat tube 

    - 1 pen file 
- 1 set of reinforced metal wire
    
- 1 instructional manual

    Please take note that no bicycle parts will be provided. You can buy your preferred bicycles part from your local bike shops or top up from your order.

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  • Yes, you can use it to measure the bike frames that you have or use it again to build other bike projects you have.

    *You can buy one more to build a longer bike frame for example a tandem bike. The possibilities is up to the builder’s imagination

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  • After building the frame and with all the required bicycles parts, you can either assemble the bicycle yourself or bring the self-made frame to any local bikes shops for assembly.

    Instruction Video would be provided too

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  • BIY bike kit is using 1 inch (25.4 mm) seat tube. Bamboobee bicycle has been using this size for 3 years with all the in-house bicycles. The selection for this standard allows a smaller diameter seat tube (each bamboo is different). This provides a more streamline body frame and allows installation of Front dérailleur easier.

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  • BIY bike kit is using a 2.67 inches (68mm) BSA bottom bracket.

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  • BIY bike kit is using 1 1/8 in Head tube.

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  • In the unlikely event of damage or wrong size being shipped you may return your product within 7 days of delivery for an exchange or store credit. Please contact us to arrange a return. No refunds will be given.

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  • Bamboobee bicycle’s workmanship has been tested under the International Safety Standard for bicycle frames. This kit is a platform for anyone to build a bicycle frame out. The safety of the frame depends on how you make the frame. If all necessary safety and precaution are taken when building the frame, the bicycle will be safe. Bamboobee will not take any responsibility if there is any wrong with the frame from the Build It Yourself Bike Kit. The builder needs to take sensible test to see their frame is up for ride.

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    First step to own the complete package and start building any bike design you ever dream of.

    Get a BIY 2 Builder Jig & 1 set of Builder Frame Kit for any bike design, in-house wrapping tape, head tube, dropouts and bottom bracket.

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    Spend a day and build two bikes, one for you and one for your significant other. Then cycle around your neighbourhood in style!

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    The Family Builder!

    One of the best ways to spend time with your kids by building a kid's bike first and teaching them to ride later. Build a man’s, women’s and child’s bike together – or any 3 bikes!

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