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NAHBS 2015: Roundup – Bikes from Cadence, Iride, Repete & Della Santa


Low Bicycles are handmade in San Francisco, all falling into the racing aluminum frames category. This particular example was used to showcase a new bar tape design from Cadence Cycling, who’s done some great collaborations with Ritchey in the past and offer denim and other clothing catering to the performance cyclist.

Check the detailed paint and attention to detail, plus bikes from a variety of other builders, below…


NAHBS 2015: New plus-sized & fat chainstay yokes from Paragon, bottle opening tools & more


Paragon Machine Works’ new Syntace X-12 dropouts were on hand in finished form (as well as on a few bikes around the show). Teased last fall and formally announced in February, the options include steel, alloy and titanium to accommodate whatever metal frame material a custom builder may use.

Closeups here, plus pics of their standard thru axle dropout, new little tools and upcoming fat and plus sized mountain bike chainstay yokes below…


NAHBS 2015: New Builders, Ventus and Vlad Cycles


Ventus Custom Cycles of Ames, Iowa – If the name sounds familiar, BikeRumor’s Anna Schwinn featured Ventus in an article during her series, Road to NAHBS: Ventus Custom Reinvents. The bike pictured above is the finished product by builder Mark Kargol, the man behind Ventus. Mark not only specializes in unique frame designs, but is also renowned for custom paint. READ MORE ->

NAHBS 2015: Roundup – components to fit anyone, carbon wheels, wood pegs & more!


5 Points is a collection of artsy types out of Kansas City that pops up around the community to share art and help folks get creative. For NAHBS, they cut an entire bike out of wood to showcase their made-from-trees handlebars and rear pegs, along with a few other accessories and non-bike goodies.

Go with the grain and see other random components and more below…


NAHBS 2015: Roundup – Kentucky Wheelmen’s retro-tastic 1800’s bicycles


The Kentucky Wheelman brought several classic road bikes to NAHBS this year, each showcasing a different style and some very interesting ways of making the parts work. While so much is remarkably similar, the bicycles from the 1800’s and early 1900’s also show just how much has changed.

This 1920 Wastyn is the most modern of the three they displayed was built by Belgian Emil Wastyn after moving to America in 1910. This early model preceded his building of the very first Schwinn Paramount nearly two decades later (quick history of the brand here).

Hit ‘more’ to turn back the clock…


NAHBS 2015: New Builder, Vibe Cycles

vibe-cycles-nahbs-new-builder-201501Frame building is a partnership of materials, whether they be welded, bonded, wrapped or somehow joined together, to form the basis of every bicycle, the frameset. Vibe Cycles of Boise, Idaho, began as a partnership between two cyclists, Dave and Christi Kelley, who married and extended their partnership to include frame building. Dave applied his 25 years of fine woodworking and architectural metalworking experience, to design and build his first frame, constructed from bamboo. Fast forward seven years, where Dave builds exclusively in Titanium and Steel. READ MORE ->

NAHBS 2015: New Builder, Woody Bicycles


Woody Cycles of Cape May, New Jersey, is a small wood working company specializing in the manufacture of hand crafted, wooden bicycles. The idea to found Woody Bicycles came to Max Samuelsen during an evening in 2009, while indulging in a few adult beverages with friends. Looking to relieve boredom associated with his woodworking projects, he asked his friends for some ideas. The rest as they say, is history… READ MORE ->

NAHBS 2015: Savvy Cycles shows wood a good time


Savvy Cycles is the brainchild of Mike Mahoney, who brings his diverse background of woodworking skills to frame building. From longboard skateboard manufacturing to teaching woodworking, Mike has spent the last two years perfecting the process of making the wooden bicycle frame. Mike’s primary woods of choice for frame construction are hickory and ash, known for their strength, durability and ability to be steam bent. Woods such as sepele and dyed hard maple are used for frame accents.


NAHBS 2015: Unbelievable Samurai Cycles segmented titanium disc brake road bike

Samurai Cycles

Like Cykelmageren, Groovy and Cherubim, Samurai brought out the kind of bike that challenges notions of what a bike could or should be. These builders make things that certainly aren’t for everyone, the looks rarely fall into standard notions of what bikes should be, and the details are often astounding.

Samurai’s titanium road bike checks all those marks by using Ebikan welding, which takes small, fan-shaped segments and welds them together to create curves. The entire frame is made of 3/2.5 titanium and every main component pressed into it is 6/4 ti. Cut past the break for a gallery of pure metal art…