North American Handmade Bicycle Show Reviews and News


Alliance Bicycles Road Bike

Erik Rolf who builds out of Ketchum, ID stops by with one of his latest road bikes. A road bike designed with “adventure” riding in mind, the geometry, brake length, and wheel tolerances all point to a bike that can be outfitted to go anywhere the road and slight offroad path might take you.

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True Fabrication Road Bike

Clark Davidson of True Fabrications stops by with their latest Road Bike built. True Fabrication is a team of three that build out of Austin, TX.

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DEAN Ti ExoGrid Road Bike

John Siegrist, owner of DEAN Titanium Bikes, shows us a road bike that features ExoGrid technology for the stem, seatpost and fork and weighs in at around 15.5 lbs.

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Moth Attack Track Bike

Megan Dean from Moth Attack shows us her custom steel track frame that features an oversized headtube, integrated seat mast with cutout and aero tubing, aero seat stays, and a head badge that she made herself.

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Pitz Cycles Cyclocross Bike

Allesandro Pizzuti traveled to this years NAHBS all the way from Italy, where he builds steel bikes that ooze a sense of fun. Maybe it’s the trademark “!” mark found on his dropouts, or possibly just the name Pitz!, all we know is that the man is a fun guy to talk to.

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Jeremy SyCip’s Cyclocross Bike

Jeremy brings by his latest bike he’s built for himself, a geared cyclocross bike with Shimano’s new CycloCross specific bits. SyCip bikes now have a 20 cent rebate with every frame as well.

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Black Cat Carbon Fiber and Lugged Steel Road Bike

Todd Ingermanson is Black Cat Bicycles shows us a road bike built with a mixture or Enve carbon tubes and Columbus steel tubes together with some art deco-ish lugs.

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Retrotec Steel Ultegra Di2 Road Bike

Curtis Inglis shows us his own personal road bike which has a clean line design with all internal cabling and the Calfee battery hidden inside the seat post. It also features an ovalized top tube, double butted OX Platinum tube, Dario Pegoretti fork and a paint job by Russ Pickett of Air Art in Chico, […]

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Panda Bicycles Lugged Bamboo Road Bike

Pat stops by with the first bike he’s built ever. A mostly steel bike, with the exception of a bamboo seat tube. Built as the first of 25 limited edition bikes, the end customer will get to choose whether they’d like a bamboo seat tube or a bamboo top tube. Watch the video to see […]

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Ritte Stainless Steel Road Bike

Billy from Ritte stops by with the latest custom bike from SoCal Ritte Racing. A KVA stainless steel bike with integrated seatpost built to accomodate 28c tires, allowing this bike to venture wherever it’s owner pleases. For more information visit www.ritteracing.com

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English Cycles Project Right

Rob English talks in depth about his innovative single sided frame creation, Project Right for Fairwheel bikes in Tucson, AZ and how he overcame this design challenge. Project Right also features custom graphic artwork by Geoff McFetridge and a custom designed rear hub that Rob machined himself. Watch the video to see why Project Right […]

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Mosaic Ti Road Bike

Aaron Barcheck from Mosaic Cycles explains their “build to fit” builder’s philosophy for custom bikes and how they create each bike to fit the application of each rider. He also shows us the superlight titanium road bike that features a paint job by Spectrum Powder Works, externally butted 325 titanium tubes, oversized headset, Enve 2.0 fork, […]

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Tom Ritchey Classic 40th Anniversary Auction Frame

Tom Ritchey, legendary framebuilder, started building his first frames in 1972, making 2012 his 40th year of custom framebuilding. To celebrate this landmark Tom Ritchey is offering a small batch of his finely crafted, fillet brazed steel frames to the public for the first time in many years. Tom stops by to show us the […]

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Caletti Cycles Adventure

Caletti bicycles are designed and built one at a time by John Caletti for each customer. Here he shows us what he’s calling an adventure road bike, featuring long reach brakes to accomodate all ranges of tires. Allowing the owner to take this bike onto roads and paths that maybe other road bikes wouldn’t be […]

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Don Walker Cycles Singlespeed

Builder and NAHBS event organizer, Don Walker, shows us the bike he built for close friend, team member and new sponsorship manager for NAHBS, JC Breslin “Pudge”. The light and responsive singlespeed bike features Reynolds extended seat tubes, Columbus tubing, Surly dropouts, an oversized Paragon 44 headtube, Ritchey fork, fillet brazing and includes a comical […]

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Guru Cycles Photon

Guru manufactures sophisticated and technologically advanced full carbon, titanium, and steel frames our of their Montreal facility. Phil is brought by a Photon one of their most popular models to show us. A key reason why Guru makes custom bicycles is for fit, something Phil also covers in this interview. To get a hold of […]

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YipSan Cycles – Cafe Racer

Take a look at Renold Yips newest creation, the YipSan Cycles Cafe Racer. A nostalgic sleek cafe racer that is an homage to the bikes some of us rode growing up. The Schwinns with the fliped handlebars to mimic the racing motorcycles of the time, complete with iconic banana seat. Renold has taken that youthful […]

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ArtBike! kicks off the NAHBS season in Sacramento

Event creates color, community and celebration SACRAMENTO, Calif.—ArtBike!, a street art/sculpture/installation art exhibition in support of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is sweeping Sacramento with a indooor/outdoor display that started Saturday February 11th and runs until March 4th. Two high points on the ArtBike! calendar are a party at Hot Italian, March 1, […]

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Erin Hartwell joins NAHBS team

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Olympic and world championship track medalist, Erin Hartwell, has joined the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in the new position of sponsorship manager. Hartwell currently runs Athletics Cubed, Inc., a sports management company based in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. Prior to this, after ending his professional cycling career in 2001, he occupied high-level coaching […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Rolf Prima Wheels

What began in the 1980’s as a curious engineer’s infatuation with improving the established bicycle wheel has evolved into one of the most innovative and successful bicycle component brands in the world.

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NAHBS 2011 – Chris King’s Cielo Cross Bike

“Camino Cielo, “Sky’s Pathway”, is a narrow road that runs along the top of a ridge in the Santa Ynez mountains behind Santa Barbara. After rolling off the shoulder of La Cumbre Peak, Camino Cielo continues south for several miles roughly paralleling the coastline and the Pacific Ocean several thousand feet below. It’s on this […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Shamrock Cycles Cyclocross Bike

“Shamrock Cycles is a custom frame building shop dedicated to providing hands on service and delivering the best possible product to my customers. I provide custom road, track, mountain and cross frames as well as complete bike builds at affordable prices.”

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NAHBS 2011 – Crumpton Cycles Road Bike

“Persistence and dedication. Crumpton Cycles continues to strive to deliver our best in carbon fiber bicycles. Each bicycle frame made to order for individual riders, and Nick Crumpton still personally designs, builds and finishes each frame in his studio in Austin, Texas. Crumpton Cycles combines carbon fiber tubing of the highest standard from Edge Composites […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Cysco Cycles Fixie

“At the age of 18 I was introduced to mountain biking, igniting my passion for cycling. I answered my calling and pursued a career in cycling. Under the watchful eye of David Lynskey, the founder of Litespeed, I instilled my passion for cycling into every frame. In that time I had the opportunity to build […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Don Walker Cycles

Don Walker Cycles is a one man shop with a solid reputation for building high performance bicycle frames. Each frame is handcrafted from start to finish utilizing only the highest quality materials available today. The latest technology tubing offer a variety of options to create a one of a kind machine that blends with your […]

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