Kent Eriksen NAHBS 2016

March 21, 2016 Rob 1

Kent Eriksen won best TIG weld and best gravel grinder at NAHBSthis year. Not bad! I’m getting ready to order one of those cool ti seatposts with a custom setback. More pics after the jump!

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Moots NAHBS 2016

March 18, 2016 Rob 0

Moots showed off their gorgeous 35th anniversary Vamoots RSL at NAHBS. They also had a cool new Vamoots Disc RSL featuring 3D printed dropouts with a flat mount disc brake standard with 142×12 thru axles. More pics after the jump!

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lov bikes NAHBS 2016

March 16, 2016 Rob 0

The lov bikes booth was packed most of Saturday. I did my best… More pics after the jump!

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Calfee Design NAHBS 2016

March 15, 2016 Rob 0

Calfee had their bikes spread around the show. I already showed you the one they built for Lemond back in 1991. See the rest after the jump!

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Thrive Cycles NAHBS 2016

March 14, 2016 Rob 0

Here’s another nice one from the New Builder Aisle at NAHBS by Thrive Cycles. Fillet brazed goodness from Savannah, Missouri.

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Argonaut Cycles NAHBS 2016

March 12, 2016 Rob 0

Argonaut Cycles brought home the NAHBS award for “best layup” (that’s a carbon term, BTW, not a basketball term). I don’t know a whole lot about carbon bikes but these seem quite elegant to me. See the disc version after the jump!

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Montenegro Manufacturing NAHBS 2016

March 11, 2016 Rob 0

While going back through my pics from the show, I was trying to figure out who this was cause the logo on the downtube is not very clear. Luckily Bike Rumor published this excellent interview with Hernan Montenegro today so the mystery was solved. Hernan does these carbon frames in […]

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Low Bicycles NAHBS 2016

March 11, 2016 Rob 0

I lived in San Francisco for most of the 90s and left when things starting getting kinda crazy with the first dot com thing. Well things have gotten A LOT more crazy there since, so I was very happy to discover that a framebuilder was making a go of it in […]

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Richard Sachs on New Framebuilders at NAHBS

March 10, 2016 Rob 0

I just read this opinion by Richard Sachs in Handbuilt Bicycle News twice and I’m still not sure what his point is. Toward the end he seems to conclude: “My observation is that the average person wants a fast(er) track to the workbench, one that bypasses a true learning and mentored experience.” […]