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Sacramento: North American Handmade Bicycle Show coming Real Soon Now

Reminder: The 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show takes place February 26 – 28 at the Sacramento Convention Center. I’ll be there either Friday or Saturday (or maybe both days), mostly covering Santa Cruz framebuilders but I’ll check everybody out. If you like bikes and people associated with bikes, I recommend attending if you can. read more » Continue reading »

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NAHBS 2014 roundup

The 10th Annual North American Handmade BIcycle Show wrapped up yesterday afternoon in Charlotte, North Carolina. I wasn’t there. JCTDesign was there and posted bike pr0n to his Intstagram. John Prolly posted a href=”http://prollyisnotprobably.com/”>several good highlights over the busy weekend, including this overview of Peacock Groove’s truck bike. If you’re in it just for the read more »

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Sueshiro Sano at NAHBS

Sueshiro Sano, scion of a 200 year old Japanese company that builds ocean going sailing ships, was in Denver over the weekend to show off his wooden bicycles. Among them was this mahogany minivelo road bike with 20 inch wooden wheels. I write about Sano’s magic back in 2010. You can see a gallery of read more »

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NAHBS: Adventures in Off Road Adventure Bikes

[Publisher’s Note: Justin is being coy when he writes about these adventure bikes and fails to mention his own participation in the 2012 Tour de Divide — and on a single speed bike, no less.] Most – if not all the bikes being shown at this year’s NAHBS are head turners, and the variety of read more »

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NAHMBS Trends: Alternative Materials Rhyming with, “Good”

When you think “Hand Made Bicycles”, and especially showing off your 100+ hour creations, one may unconsciously begin to dream of steel tubes of various flashiness matched up and bonded together using incredibly decorative lugs and powder coated to perfection. NAHMBS 2013 certainly does not let down on this front, but another trend is certainly read more »

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NAHBS: Ground Up Shows Up with Creative and Fun Race Car Stylings

  Master Frame Builder of the Trifecta Bicycle-Tubing of steel, aluminum and titanium Eric Baar of groundupdesigns showed up to the North American Hand-Made Bicycles show with his home brew creations complete with his artist’s hand in the paint pots Featuring dazzling glitter paint under a heavy clear coat, his frames are also hand-lettered and read more »

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California exhibitors at NAHBS 2013

Watch for posts here from NAHBS 2013 which begins today in Denver, Colorado. And watch for these exhibitors from the great state of California. I’ll highlight are Santa Cruz County builders Real Soon Now. Mary Elizabeth from Alameda, CA sells custom cycling caps as All One Word. Bamboosero . Calfee Design . Curtis Odom Bicycle read more »

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Tax This, Tax That: No More Red Tape

I’ve had a whole day to get over it, but I’m still angry at these two stupid moron idiots for saying parents shouldn’t let their kids ride bikes and that cyclists are too cowardly to be soldiers.

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NAHBS in the MSM

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2013 begins Friday in Denver, Colorado. Cyclelcious will be there to shoot photos and talk to the builders. It occurs to me that NAHBS is the perfect opportunity for local builders to get word of their craft out to people outside of the endemic cycling media. You all really read more »

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Connor Wood Bicycles

Chris Connor in Denver, Colorado builds his Woody 29er Scorcher in Denver, Colorado. Chris hand sculpts his wooden bikes by steam bending ash and laminating with Kevlar for strength and a walnut center stripe. The Scorcher comes with 29 inch wheels, fat cruiser tires, and a two speed hub. You can see his bikes at read more »

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