North American Handmade Bicycle Show Reviews and News

Handmade Show: Geekhouse showcases Mudville ‘cross bike

Geekhouse put together a stealth-looking version of their classic Mudville steel frame that featured HED wheels with Vittoria Cross XG Pro tires, a SRAM Force drivetrain, and Thomson components.

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Handmade Show: Lundbeck Rad Dad SS

Engineer Max Lundbeck, shows off his innovative, convertible geared or singlespeed cyclocross frame in the form of his steel Rad Dad SS build at NAHBS.

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Handmade Show: Moots “Suitcase of Courage” travel ‘cross bike

The Moots Psychlo X two-part frame joined with S&S Couplers, showcased at NAHBS and was ready for adventure, anywhere.

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Handmade Show: Alchemy showcases new gravel and ‘cross bikes with SRAM CX1

Alchemy shows off their decked out titanium ’cross bike with the new SRAM CX1 groupset and the Aithon gravel grinder bike at NAHBS.

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Handmade Show: Festka Bicycle’s Ti Mist and Root and more

Festka Bicycles in the Czech Republic shows us two new Ti bikes, The Mist and The Root. Also shown from the Art Collection are the chromed out Urban Zero and more!

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Handmade Show: The Ultimate Cyclocross Commuter? Eriksen’s Titanium Disc Brake Dyno CX

Eriksen built up this show-worthy titanium cyclocross “commuter,” complete with a Waltworks fork, internally-wired Schmidt dyno hub, and of course, SRAM Force CX1, complete with a whopping 46t X-Sync chainring.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey carbonates Break-Away travel bike

Ritchey has been building their luggage-checkable Break-Away travel bikes in steel and titanium for years. This year company adds a three-pound carbon frame option.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey rolls a fattie into NAHBS with launch of new Commando fatbike

Ritchey goes back to the future with new Commando fatbike. Orgainic farmers rejoice.

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Handmade Preview: Ritchey unveils Swiss Cross Disc CX bike at NAHBS

Ritchey gives us a sneak peak at what they’ll be showing at this weekend’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, starting with the new Swiss Cross Disc.

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Photo Gallery: Custom Hand Made Bicycles from NAHBS

At the show, you will find bikes made from all different kinds of material including steel, titanium, and carbon fiber as well as bamboo and hard woods.

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Bekes Wooden Cruiser Bike

Attila Bekes from Bekes Wooden Bicycles shows us a bike he built for his wife that’s made out of mostly 1/4″ laminated plywood with a metal dropout, headtube insert and a metal fork enclosed in wood. The bike even features a hidden beer compartment!

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Ventus Custom Cycles Ti Lugged Carbon Tubed Road Bike

Mark Kargol from Ventus shows us the first bike he’s ever built, a titatium lugged carbon fiber, 11-speed Campy touring bike. Mark has been painting frames for 5 years and this is his first year in the frame building market. The bike features a Whisky Parts Co. fork, Curtis Odom hubs, Wheel Fanatyk wood rims, […]

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NAHBS Roadbikereview Videos and Photos and Awards.

Every year, there is a pilgrimage of some of the country’s best bike builders to a city selected by NAHBS to showcase the best hand made bikes. This year, the city was Sacramento and it attracted a ton of builders from around the country and around the world.  The halls were jam-packed each day with […]

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Ritchey Road Logic

Tom Ritchey stops by to talk 40 years of building bikes. Starting out as a 15 year old who just wanted to build a bike on a whim, he started professionally building road bikes for years before venturing into the new category of mountain bikes in 1979. This year, Ritchey will be launching a new […]

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Vendetta Cycles Best Finish of the Show Track Bike

Garrett Clark from Vendetta shows us a fixed gear, no brakes, Columbus Max tube set track bike that won “Best Finish” at NAHBS 2012. The bike also features fillet brazed integrated bar and stem that decreases the visual clutter and hand painted design details by Jim Carmickle from Eugene, OR.

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Vendetta Cycles Lugged Commuter Bike

Garrett Clark from Vendetta shows us a lugged steel, ultimate commuter bike that features hard carved lugs, Schmidt Generator hubs, front and rear disc brakes, Rohloff hub, custom made stainless rack and chain guard, internal lights and cable routing, a liquid color paint job by Harry Phinney with custom pin striping by Jim Carmickle, and […]

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Ti Cycles Rando

Dave Levy from Ti Cycles shows us a custom rando bike that won 3rd place in the Gates Belt Drive Competition. The bike also features TRP Parabox hyrdraulic disc brakes, custom anodized red levers, Light On! battery light system that can run for up to 10 hours, an iPhone mount with a Supernova USB plug […]

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Ti Cycles Ultralight Compact Road Bike

Dave Levy from Ti Cycles shows us his ultralight flagship road bike with unique features such as butted main tubes and ovalization on the top tube, downtube and seat tube.

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Alchemy Carbon Cyclocross Bike

Dave Ryther from the full custom Alchemy Bicycles Co. shows us an all-terrain, round tube carbon cross bike that is ridiculously strong, lightweight and can withstand anything you can throw at it. It is a more durable and high performance carbon cross bike that should last a rider 3-4 solid seasons. The bike also features […]

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Alchemy KVA Steel Road Bike

Dave Ryther from the full custom Alchemy Bicycles Co. shows us an ultralight KVA steel road bike that’s spec’d with the new SRAM Red, PowerTap G3 and weighs in at around 15.75 lbs (sans pedals).

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YipSan S and S Coupled Randonneur Bike

Renold Yip shows us a Randonneur bike made for longer distance traveling that can even go on dirt roads. It features integrated lighting when the front and rear wheels turn, fenders, couplers for easy disassembly and traveling, a disc brake system, Pacenti 38mm tires, custom pannier rack and a handlebar bag.

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Festka Bicycles Royal Flush

Ondřej Novotný from Festka Bicycles in the Czech Republic, shows us an aluminum lugged carbon tube road bike. The aluminum couplings are manually tuned and can be adjusted to customer requirements. The bike also features Cinelli seatpost and handlebars.

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Festka Bicycles Racing Team Bike

Ondřej Novotný from Festka Bicycles in the Czech Republic, shows us a racing team bike made with what they call “sandwich tubes”. The “sandwich tubes” have 2 layers of carbon, kevlar honeycomb and are puncture resistant. The tube stiffness can also be defined for each individual rider.

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Boo Di2 Bamboo Road Bike

Nick Frey from Boo Bicycles shows us his personal racing bike for this year. This bike shows how he combines bamboo and carbon fiber to create the perfect synthesis that preserves great ride quality and high performance.

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Speedhound Bikes Only One

Chris Cleveland from Speedhound Bikes shows us the Only One frame that is belt drive compatible. It requires no lubrication, doesn’t rust and the polyurethane belt stays flexible, making it great for cold weather rides. The bike also features Speedhound’s interchangeable drop out system that can suit virtually any riding style and drivetrain preference.

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