Bamboo Bicycles Beijing (CLOSED)

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26 Langjia Hutong

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If you’ve ever seen construction workers balancing on bamboo scaffolding, you’ll have an idea of how damn strong it is. Having this realisation, combined with a love for cycling, founder David Wang decided to open Bamboo Bicycles Beijing. His hutong workshop just off Beiluoguxiang teaches people to build a bike frame from scratchwith a bamboo frame. The result is durable, extremely lightweight and, as the material is shock-absorbent, a BBB bike is a pretty smooth ride.

The weekend course (2,000RMB plus 700RMB for parts) sees participants sawing and sanding for a labour intensive two days. Just about everything on a BBB is customisable, including the seat, handlebars, wheels and the colour of the wood, and participants walk away from the course with a bicycle that’s as unique as they are. If getting messy in the workshop isn’t for you, BBB does take the occasional custom order, starting at 4,000RMB.
Venue name: Bamboo Bicycles Beijing (CLOSED)
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10am to 6pm
English address: 26 Langjia Hutong, Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 北京市东城区郎家胡同26号
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