Roger Goldammer: Motorcycle Builder

Roger Goldammer, Motorcycle Builder.

I’m not sure what happened to Goldammer.  From 2004 thru 2008 Goldammer lived at the very top of the motorcycle builders world.

He won three World Championships in a row.

He set world speed records on Bonneville riding his own creations.

Goldammer was known for his “futuristic” creations meaning that no one else was building bikes that could compete with his.

Goldammer’s Biker Build-off creation went up against the infamous Matt Hotch.  He won the speed contest and took home the trophy.

I really liked his bikes which showed the strength of influence from early boardtrack racers.

This gallery of pics off Goldammer’s bikes includes my favorite—“Trouble”, which won the 2005 builder-judged AMD Bike Show.

Goldammer’s bikes won nearly every type of trophy and championship possible.

How many builders win design contests, futuristic designs, builder judged Build-offs”, television build-offs, Las Vegas and AMD Bike Fest Championships, set Bonneville land-speed records…and on and on.

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Handmade Bamboo Bicycles in California From Builders Craig Calfee of Calfee Designs & Stalk Bicycles

Make a bicycle out of bamboo?  Are you crazy?

Well, a California bike builder, Craig Calfee of Calfee Designs, makes beautiful bamboo bicycles by hand.  Order one quick because this guys shop is on San Andreas Boulevard.  Any connection to the earthquake fault??  Hmmmm…..

Who/Where/How Stuff:

Calfee Design is located at
783 San Andreas Road, La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Toll Free: 1-800-965-2171
Tel: 831-728-1859
Fax: 831-728-8459

You can find a map here.

Calfee makes bikes from carbon as well, including a racer for Greg LeMond.  Nice looking cycles even without a motor!

These are not cheap frames.  Calfee builds high-end bicycles and frames list for $1,700 to $4,100+ and complete bicycles for $7,000 and up.  Bamboo bicycles frames are in the $2,700 range.

Calfee Designs have won many awards for their bamboo bicycles

Craig Calfee’s bamboo bicycles were featured in the Smithsonian Magazine.  Nice article.

These bikes are hand-built using organic, locally grown bamboo.  Definitely some skilled craftsmen.

You can find the Oakland craftsmen on Twitter @StalkBicycles.

The Stalk Bicycles website sometimes takes a minute to load even on a high-speed connection so wait a bit.

They have a nice blog too

Stalk Bicycles is in a gated compound in Oakland, so you have to call and make an appointment in order to visit their shop.

Stalk Bicycles contact info:

.Sales: sales@stalkbicycles.com

Service: service@stalkbicycles.com

Info: info@stalkbicycles.com

Phone: 510.730.2406

$399 custom bike??

oh….wait

it’s actually a bicycle. At Republic Bikes.   oops

interesting site even tho they fooled me intochecking it out.  don’t h8 me too much peeps.