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Baby You’re Much Too Fast: NAHBS 2017 Recap

Now in its thirteenth iteration, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is an annual convention showcasing the bicycle industry, prioritizing those who choose to construct bicycles specifically designed to the owner’s personal specifications. Unlike its larger counterpart, Interbike, NAHBS is open to the public, with a specific focus on handmade bicycles; an art first pioneered by read more » Continue reading »

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Fat tire minivelo, and a carbon fiber minivelo

Erik Noren’s off-the-wall artistic mind can always be counted on to create something insanely wonderful for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, and he doesn’t disappoint for 2016. Everyone else is talking about his electric cargo truck (he rigs a hub motor as a midmount motor, with a 7 speed hub mounted directly behind the read more » Continue reading »

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Titanium fender from Honjo

Honjo Koken hand fabricates 20,000 metal fenders each year. They’re regarded as the best bicycle fenders in the world, and are priced accordingly at $150 and up. Honjo fenders mostly made from aluminum or brass, but the Honjo rep visiting the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento has a prototype titanium fender on display. read more » Continue reading »

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Historical bike prints, cheap at NAHBS

Brett Horton of San Francisco has a huge collection of bike photos collected from around the world. He’s now making prints from his Horton Collection available for sale. Buy them this weekend at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento for a hugely discounted price. These framed and autorgraphed 20×24 prints of Eddie Merckx read more » Continue reading »

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DIY bamboo bike building kit from Calfee on Kickstarter

Calfee Design announced their new bamboo bike building kit at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show on Friday. For the crazy low price of $580, you get the tools and supplies you need to build your very own bamboo bicycle frame. From their experience with the Bamboosero Project, Craig Calfee and his team created a read more » Continue reading »

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Santa Cruz builders at NAHBS 2016 in Sacramento

All of the usual suspects from Santa Cruz County will return with their selection of beautiful wares at the 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show beginning Friday, February 26, 2016 (tomorrow!) at the Sacramento Convention Center. I can’t get over John Caletti’s show bike, the CALETTI X KILLE, so let’s talk about that first. Caletti, read more » Continue reading »

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Japanese exhibitors at NAHBS 2016 in Sacramento

Over the past few years, Japanese builders and other vendors have become a regular presence at the annual North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show. Beyond sourcing from obvious component providers such as Shimano, American builders of bespoke bicycles like to incorporate pieces into their bespoke bikes from Japanese vendors known for their consistently high quality such read more » Continue reading »

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Ride with Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails at NAHBS in Sacramento

I’m stoked to learn that Olympic medalist Nelson Vails will be at the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show in Sacramento this weekend for screenings of “Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story,” a documentary about his life. “In honor of Black History Month, I am so excited to attend this year’s NAHBS event and celebrate the read more » Continue reading »

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Shaquille O’Neal’s new 36 inch bicycle was designed in Santa Cruz

Shaq had a Cannondale Killer V2000 bike custom built over 20 years ago to fit his 7’1″ frame. Even with the outsize frame geometry, this bike looks like a small wheel folding bike next to Shaq. Compare it against the “DirtySixer” bike he took late in 2015, which features a frame designed for large people read more » Continue reading »

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#TBT: A trip to NAHBS in Sacramento

For Throwback Thursday, here’s this reminder to buy your tickets online ahead of time for the 2016 North American Handmade bicycle Show in Sacramento. The last time NAHBS visited Sacramento in 2012, over 8000 bike enthusiasts mobbed the Sacramento Convention Center on the Saturday of the show. Those with tickets walked right in, while those read more » Continue reading »

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