Holm Bikes: A table top bicycle frame building system
Holm bikes is a table top bicycle frame building system accessible to users with no previous practical experience. Current frame building methods are expensive or require equipment and specialist skills. The Holm bikes method allows for first time users to go from frame building ‘zero to hero’. Building the frame drastically changes the relationship a person has with their bicycle, encouraging people to continue to ride and maintain it.
Frames are constructed by wrapping a custom sized cardboard core with a flax fibre and resin composite. Flax fibre composites use around a twentieth of the energy that other composites use during their construction and can be entirely renewable. Flax makes excellent bicycle frames as it absorbs vibrations from bumpy city roads.