Sunday, March 4, 2012

2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show; Update with more pictures!

Della Santa Track bike

The 2012 NAHBS was held at the Sacramento Convention Center this year, so I dropped by to check it out.

When we entered the show, our attention was immediately drawn to a Randonneur sitting to our right.

 Cyfac Rando
Detail of the Cyfac.
A "Cyfac", apparently made in France, never heard of the type before. A nice way to start off the show.   There were many Rando style bike displayed, I was very happy to see the builders going this way. Lot of fenders and longer wheel bases and even down tube shifters!!

Six-Eleven Tourer
Canti brakes hammered fenders and everything!
A seat tube shifter!!

 Interesting reproduction of an old motor paced track design. Look at that gear!
A Victoria Cycles Rando

 Cielo, very nice. Matching fenders!
This picture does not do the finish on this bike justice, it was very eye catching in person!
Even though it's a TIG weld job, a very nice set-up on this Speedhound. Those Tektro brake levers were on a lot of bikes and they felt great.

 The Speedhound's "hook": interchangeable dropouts!

Henry James was there, showing off his fine lug work.

 There were a couple of different wooden bikes displayed. Me, I don't get it, but they are fun to look at.

A bamboo bike is actually a hybrid of steel and wood. Uh, what size front derailleur clamp does that take?

Details: A Steve Rex. Nice way of mounting the pump. Also, look at the brazed on Paul Race centerpull brakes.  I saw several bikes with that set up at the show.

One of many work bikes - Porteur style racks, etc. Several examples of this style bike were at the show. I'm not sure how many people would be willing to spend the cost of a custom made frame for a work bike, though. Sure are nice to look at though.

Another. This one has the belt drive and an internally geared hub.

Great show, lots of wonderful bikes to look at. If you ever have a chance to catch one of these shows, do it!!