Calfee Design

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Calfee Design, headquartered in La Selva, California, is a designer and manufacturer of carbon fiber bicycle frames.

Founder Craig Calfee made bicycle frames for Tour de France winner Greg LeMond. Stock and custom frames and complete bicycles are sold through retail dealers.

Actor Robin Williams has been photographed on a custom Calfee bicycle.

Calfee was awarded overall "Best Road Bike" and "Best Off-Road Bike" at the 2006 North American Handmade Bike Show, where it displayed bamboo bikes that went into retail production in 2005. The bamboo frame started as a stunt in 1996.[1] Calfee Design also won best tandem award at the 2010 North American Handmade Bike Show with a carbon fiber 21 pound tandem Dragonfly bike.

Calfee Design also pioneered boron fibers. The combination of boron and carbon fibers allow higher stiffness to weight ratios than carbon fiber alone.

Calfee Design manufactures a bamboo bicycle.[2] Craig Calfee started another business, Bamboosero, with the intention of providing employment opportunities in developing countries. Bamboosero [3] establishes frame building business by providing training, tools, supply chain, and technical support. Bamboosero acts as a customer by purchasing frames from the fledgling (primarily African) businesses in order to resell the bamboo frames to North Americans and in Europe.


"It's hard to build a bike in a night"


  1. ^ Kennedy, J. Michael (June 27, 2007). "From sturdy bamboo, a new way to pedal". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  2. ^ Calfee, Craig D. "Bamboo bike." Calfee Design. N.p., 2005. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. <>.
  3. ^ Calfee, Craig D. "Bamboosero website." <>.

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