Road to NAHBS 2016: Origin Stories With Don Walker of Don Walker Cycles

We are mere weeks away from the twelfth installment of the North American Handmade Bike Show and the “Road to NAHBS 2016” Pre-Show Coverage Crew is furiously gathering interviews from show attendees for your reading pleasure. This year’s pre-show coverage will focus on the origin stories of the those bringing bikes to the show. What […]

NAHBS Introduces H.E.D. Annual Award in Memory of Steve Hed

Steve Hed was truly an original. To walk around his sprawling compound in Minnesota was to get a glimpse into the mind of a genius. Stacks of new rims, clever improvised tools, wild concepts that may or may not ever see the light of day, just about anything and everything could be found on site. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NAHBS 2015: New Builder, Vibe Cycles

Frame 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 […]

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 […]