So I've decided that I needed a Winter project to keep me amused in the evenings and what better project than a home built bike? However, I've built several bikes over the years using off the peg components and decided this time that I fancied something a little different. So I'm going to be also building the frame using Bamboo. It's actually a home build kit supplied by the Bamboo Bicycle Club in London. I've been intrigued by Bamboo as a frame material for a while and when I saw that there were home build kits available I decided that it would make an ideal Winter project. I'm going to be making a single speed road frame and I'll document it all in this thread. It will be a slow build over the next months, but I want to take my time and enjoy it. I'm in no rush to get the bike on the road. The guys at the Bamboo Bicycle Club have been really good to deal with as I've placed my order and had a few questions here and there. It arrived packaged in a sturdy box and hopefully contains all I need. There's a set of plans and a comprehensive instruction book, beautifully illustrated and containing over 140 pages. Daunted? Me? never! The all important Bamboo, there's also a couple of spare tubes in case of mistakes. A box containing the dropouts, BB insert, headstock and the frame jig amongst other bits. The Hemp and Resin to create the all important lugs. The last box contains the most important part of all, a bottle of celebratory beer. So far I've just made a start on setting up my work table and set up the frame jig. It's been fairly straight forward so far, but I've only set the jig up, the next step will be to cut and shape the Downtube. So I'll update this thread as I move along.