When you have finished putting together the frame of your Built Your Build Your Own Bike Kit, your next step will be to move on to part two, which is what we’ll be outlining today!
If you’ve stumbled upon this blog post with no prior experience, don’t forget to go and check out Build Your Own Bike Kit Bike Assembly Steps: Part One.
Our previous part included:
- Laying out your equipment and ensuring you have everything you need to get started.
- Setting up the bike’s MDF frame jig.
- Adding the essential metal parts to your frame.
- Arranging the bamboo tubes.
- Attacking the necessary bike wire.
- Preparing the help rope.
- Wrapping your bike frame’s joints.
- And all the final steps and touches to get your bike frame ready for part two.
By following our simple directions – as well as using the informative instruction guide and the how-to videos on our website, we hope you were able to put together your Bamboobee BIY Bike Frame with ease.
If you’ve already read the previous instalment and have done all of the above successfully – that’s great! Read on to learn more about how to proceed.
What comes next?
After you’ve completed all of the steps to Part One, you should have a well made, sturdy bike frame. But that’s not much good on its own if you’re looking to get on the road as soon as possible!
To get your bike road worthy, you’ll need to add the next set of parts. These are essentially what turns your frame from being ‘just an array of bamboo’ into a fully functional bike.
Getting the Right Parts for Your Bamboobee Build Your Own Bike Kit
In addition to the original BIY / BIY 2.0 kits, you’ll also need to purchase some parts. While these can be found online or from local manufacturers, why not just order from Bamboobee?
By ordering from us directly, you’ll get:
- An assurance of quality.
- Great value.
- Ease of use.
- The promise that the parts are made especially for our bike kits, meaning you won’t experience any issues with badly fitting parts along the way.
As for what to order, you’ll need to purchase our pack of Build It Yourself Bicycle Parts. The set is currently on sale for $169, usually listed at $179.00 – so take the opportunity to grab a great saving!
What does the Build It Yourself Bicycle Parts pack include?
The pack is an upgrade kit available for the BIY Bike Frame Kit and contains the following components:
- Headset: 34mm Aluminium Headset, 100 grams
- Stem: 25.4 X 60 mm Aluminium Headset, 100 grams
- Spacer: 04x Aluminium Spacer, 35 grams
- Brake Level: Dia Compe Aluminium Brake Level 61-79 mm, 300 grams
- 1.2 m for front and 2 m for rear brake Brake Cable and Brake Cable Guide, 200 grams
- Handlebar Grip: Black Color Synthetic Leather Handlebar Grip, 53 grams
- Handlebar: 25.4 X 58mm Aluminum bar, 200 grams
- Fork: 700C silver alu fork, 1100 grams
- Seat post: 25.4 (O.D) X 300 mm & Seatpost collar: 28.6 mm, 300 grams
- Saddle: Black Color Synthetic Leather Retro Saddle, 300 grams
- Bottom bracket: 68X113mm VP Bottom Bracket,, LEFT & RIGHT THDS, 300 grams
- Crank: 42T X 170cm, 600 grams
- Chain: KMC Silver Chain, 300 grams
- Pedal: VP Retro City Bike Pedal, 400 grams
- 02X Rim Protector, 32 grams
How to Get Started
- As you did with your parts from the previous how to, lay out all of your parts to ensure you have everything you need to hand.
- Next, take a look at the Bamboobee instruction manual that came with your parts. Remember not to start any building until you have a clear idea of what you’re doing and how! That way, you’ll avoid any silly mistakes down to oversight.
- Follow the instructions step by step, taking your time and making sure you’re thorough. As each part is attached, your frame will start to look more and more like a bike!
Next, you’ll need to add on the parts that aren’t provided by Bamboobee, such as your wheels and accessories. Obviously, your bike will need wheels to get from A to B!
What sort of wheels should I be using?
While we let our customers choose their preferred rims and tires independently, we suggest that you use a wheel size of 700*32 C. We also advice a mountain bike rim (26 inches / 29er).
With that in mind, you should be able to track down a pair of wheels that suit both you and your bike.
By this point, your bike should be functioning and ready to go with all of its most important parts attached.
So what else can possibly be added?
Although your bike is functional, you may not have considered how it could be further enhanced with accessories and add-ons.
These include more visual accessories such as stylish leather upgrades, as well as practical pieces like carrier baskets. These can be great for displaying your personal style, as well as making your bike even more practical for your lifestyle.
Look out for Part 3 of our series to learn more about your options – as well as how you can utilize them on your newly built bike.
If you’re ready to make a purchase of a BIY Build Your Own Bike Kit or any of our suggested parts, don’t forget to check out the shop here at Bamboobee.net!