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    Gordon laughs at the hype surrounding "gravel" bikes. He's always called them road bikes with big tires (click to enlarge). Bruce Gordon, notorious, legendary, and stubborn, is part of a small group of early frame builders in the U.S. Gordon figures when he started selling custom bikes there...
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    The Speedvagen in its final form. Stock framesets start at $3,450. Full custom from $4,350. Custom frame builder Sacha White is taking a new approach to the way he builds bicycles. He's asking for a little help. White owns and operates the Vanilla Bicycles Workshop in Portland, Oregon. What...
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    [youtube width="640" height="385"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDE3h6SKD-g Nick Frey and James Wolf formed Boo Bicycles to be THE bamboo bicycle maker. Their bamboo-carbon fiber frames are used for road, cyclocross, mountain, and city bike use. Today, they bring by one of their road bikes to...
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    We talk with Mitch Pryor of MAP Bicycles. MAP bicycles specializes in handmade commuting, touring, and randonneuring bicycles. Located in Portland, Oregon, Mitch builds fine handmade steel bicycles one at a time and has learned the craft of framebuilding from master builder and painter Doug...
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    We got to talk with Mark DiNucci at the SDCBS show this year as he was showing off some vintage frames alongside some of his newest frames. Mark is well known in the industry as the original frame builder of some of the most famed Specialized frames such as the Stumpjumper, Rockhopper, and the...
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    Mark Nobilette continues the tradition of European quality craftsmanship combined with U.S. technological materials development and design innovation. Nobilette began building bicycle frames in 1973. A former competitive racer himself, Mark Nobilette is committed to the construction of racing...
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    Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Vendetta Cycles hand builds custom made-to-measure bicycle frames one at a time. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cijDaVjm1Es
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    Winter Bicycles manufactures custom bicycles and luxurious necessities including forks, stems, racks and other fittings. At Winter the focus is on fresh, clean, year round bicycles. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuZbhnuZ-pk
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    Since 1992, Jim Kish has been producing the finest titanium and steel bicycle frames imaginable. Jim is a lifetime cycling enthusiast. After logging thousands of miles as a bicycle tour leader, he moved in to the frame building world, specializing in titanium long before most current titanium...
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    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WnZgsb51cM Simon Firth of Bilenky Cycle Works out of Philly gives us a look at one of Bilenky's latest creations, complete with a sweet danish bell! Links Bilenky Cycle Works
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    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMLAW240Kis Greg Townsend shows us 3 bikes he brought to the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show. His personal bike, a freshly painted customer bike, and a grass track racing bike. Links Townsend Cycles Ltd.
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    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jGbFTVzNcg Jeremy Shlachter shows us one of his track bikes and give us an insight into what inspires his bike designs and the philosophy behind his style of build. Links Gallus Cycles
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    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu0s8UkRkyc Jeff Lyon of Lyonsport Custom Frames shows us two models of frames, one from his Lavecaise collection and one from the Lyon line. The Lavecaise frame is a frame that Jeff offers, that is just as good as his original Lyon line, but is available quicker...
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    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQSXAB29o6c Craig Calfee brings to the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show the Bamboosero, a bike he has developed and is expecting to import to the United States. Made mostly of bamboo from the African region of Ghanna. The bike will be available soon for the low...
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    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1AwtgxjKTA Mike Kone of Rene Herse Bicycles shows us a bike he built for a customer, dubbed the 650b. It's outfitted with a nice selection of parts to both be functional and stylish. Hub generated lights with internal wiring, racks, and fenders. Nice comfortable...
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    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X3RAGI1EdI Daryl Roberts of FORM Cycles, a newly formed Sedona Arizona company, unveils a beautiful new road bike. A sweet stainless steel bike that has the distinction of being the very first stainless steel road bike to incorporate the BB30 standard. Links...
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    Many of the country's finest custom bicycle frame builders will converge on San Diego April 3-5, 2009 for the 2009 San Diego Custom Bicycle Show. The event, which will take place at San Diego's Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center, will highlight the amazing skill level of custom bike...
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