and Chris (also from Gita), wearing the ties Frank brought for them.
It seems like every other day some cool, artistically done frame building video comes out.
This detail-oriented piece has it all: fire, files, and, uh…felines.
”I can haz lugz.”
Since that first show, NAHBS has unified and galvanized the handmade bicycle industry, and it remains the most widely accessible physical access point to the frame builders themselves.
The show began as, and remains, the largest and most important gathering of custom bicycle builders anywhere in the world. It features all conceivable types of bicycle: Some dazzlingly beautiful, some you thought might have been impossible to build, some very fuctional and utilitarian, and others that are simply classics of their genres.’
The 2011 Edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is shaping up to fulfill expectations and be a record setting year.
INDIANAPOLIS—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is preparing for a record-breaking year, with exhibitor figures looking set to surpass the mark of 150 set in Portland, Oregon, in 2008.
Three weeks remain until the seventh edition of the world’s number one annual handmade bicycle convention, scheduled for February 25-27 in Austin, Texas and exhibitor applications continue to stream in.
As of December 15, 2010, 136 exhibitors had signed up for the show, with several enquiries still pending and an expected total of 160. The greatest number of exhibitors at any NAHBS to date was 150 at Portland, Oregon, in 2008. The 2010 figure, in Richmond, , was 126.
The show’s founder and director, Don Walker, said, “I am confident that this year will be the biggest and best-attended NAHBS yet. I think it shows not only the draw of a great location like Austin, but also the vibrant state of the handmade bicycle industry. It’s really very exciting. I get to return to my adopted home state of Texas and frankly, I’m all fired up and can’t wait for February!”
File this under “How to heck did I not see this at NAHBS” other than someone must’ve had it in the photo booth room as I passed by Ted Wojcik’s booth.
So, this comes to you courtesy of Boston Herald, including the photo. We’ve seen some cool pedal-powered lawnmowers before (here and here), but this pretty much takes the cake in that it’s completely purpose built from the ground up to chop grass rather than being a makeshift hack that would probably topple over fairly easy.
An estimated 6,800 attendees visited the show.
Next year the show will be held in Austin, Texas.
Visit the event website to the see the “Best in Show” winners, photographs, and videos: http://www.handmadebicycleshow.com/
Photos: NAHBS 2010; De Rosa, Pegoretti and Zullo bikes
NAHBS 2010 – If there were an award for shiniest bike, Peacock Groove would probably just edge out Cherubim’s midnight blue/chrome ride for top honors. This gold-plated 29er had some features to back up the flash, too, like a cutaway seat tube and some solid internal cable routing for both front and rear brake cables (you can see the line entering the top of the fork in the pic above). The seat tube cutaway was matched by the space-making fork crown cutout, allowing a 29er wheel to clear an otherwise standard size fork, all in all making for a pretty compact 29er.
PG also showed off some other cool bikes with their own tweaks, colorfully displayed after the jump…