NAHBS 2012 – Final Photo Bomb, Part 1
Hunter Cycles had a couple of really nice touring bikes on display, with the 29er cruiser style mountain bike above being the most rugged. Complete with front and rear racks, a center storage pack and breakaway frame. The downtube is connected with an S&S coupler at the bottom, and the top breaks apart at the seat tube. A diagonal cut near the top (where the paint changes color) clamps the lower part to the seatpost to keep it all together.
More from Dinucci, Anderson, Holland and Landshark below…
For lighter adventures (like commuting to work), this clean looking road bike comes with fenders and rack mounts.
As always, DiNucci’s bikes are simple at first glance, with the details rewarding those that take the time to look closely.
Cable guides are lugs in and of themselves, giving the bottom bracket a double-lugged look.
The pointed ends of the lugs are filed down to be ultra thin. Once painted, they almost meld into the tube. Cable guides are filed and trimmed to be minimal, which looks quite classy.
ANDERSON CUSTOM BICYCLES
Anderson works a lot with stainless steel and specializes in road and ‘cross bikes. Perhaps just for the show, this steel track/cyclocross/fixed gear bike mixed plenty of disciplines into one. Most of his bikes are more traditional looking, some with really nice lug work, check his website to see them.
Landshark’s John Slawta is known for his wild and beautiful paint jobs, and his show bikes didn’t disappoint.
Holland Cycles showed off their ExoGrid carbon-fiber-and-titanium touring and breakaway frames. This one uses a Ritchey-esque coupler at the bottom and pivoting clamps around the seatpost at the top. It’s pre-wired with connectors for Di2 and an internal seatpost battery like the ones from Calfee.