About Bamboobee Bikes
Bamboobee.net is the online home of Bamboobee Bikes, a company who says they can give their customers everything they need to build their very own custom bamboo bicycle.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the creator of Bamboobee Bikes, Sunny Chuah, once embarked on a solo 12,000 km motorcycle ride from India to Russia, crossing fourteen countries in eight weeks. This “profound journey” then inspired him to take a nine month cycling expedition around Central Asia on his own self-created bamboo bike – the very first ever Bamboobee Bike.
This experience had such a significant effect on Sunny Chuah, that he decided he wanted to be able to provide the same experience to others by giving them a way to have their own sense of “cohesion between makers and nature.”
All their bikes can be put together without any expertise or sophisticated machinery. Customers will simply need the basic tools they probably already have in their own home and they will be ready to build their own bikes.
Their packages provide full bike assembly instructions along with explanations of tips and tricks that can be used during the construction process so that customers customize their bike to be the exact style they want and unique to themselves.
This website sells a wide variety of products and accessories, but customers who are interested in their full Build It Yourself Bike package will pay around $250 for the kit that includes every single piece you will require to build your bike from start to finish in a single sitting as long as you order during their pre-sale period. After this product becomes available to ship during October of 2016 the price will increase to $299.
Customers can also choose to purchase pieces in individual sections for the highest level of customization, but these prices will vary based on your personal choices.
This company says that “in the unlikely event” that you receive a package that is damaged or the wrong size of bike frame, then you may contact them within 7 days of the date of delivery to arrange either an exchange or store credit and to receive instructions for returning your package to them.
Unfortunately these are your only two options; at this time, Bamboobee Bikes does not offer any refunds for any reason, so customers will want to make sure they are committed to this purchase before they submit it.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who are interested in contacting Customer Service with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 415-799-7683 or by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact Us link.
Because this product is so new and has only had a short period of time where they actually shipped products there simply are not many customer reviews available for this product at this time. The few reviews which are available are positive, but customers will need to be careful about making this purchase as there is no Refund Policy available.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are other build your own bicycle kits available from different retailers and for different kinds of bikes, depending on what you are looking for.
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