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Bicycles / Contemporary road bikes at NAHBS

2018-02-21 11:07:00

With all the buzz currently surrounding the all-road, gravel bike category, it’s worth remembering that the racing or endurance road bike is how many custom builders got started in the industry, and it remains a mainstay of their business...

NAHBS / Groovy, man!

2018-02-19 12:22:00

Groovy Cycleworks is Wooster, Ohio reisdent Rody Walter's one-man business. He brings fun to the custom bike world with wild paint jobs, and now he uses a new ceramic finish material to make his paint as tough as the bikes themselves.

NAHBS / The artistry of Porter Cycles

2018-02-18 14:02:00

Brooklyn-based metal artist William Thomas Porter has just launched his framebuilding business, but he's been creating many types of metalcraft from a young age.
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    2018-02-17 17:51:00

    The NAHBS Awards are considered by many to have the most rigorous and methodical judging standards of any cycling event except possibly the Concours de Machines. This is a full presentation of the 2018 NAHBS Awards winners.

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    2018-02-17 18:59:00

    This ain't no grasshopper. Moots brought a prototype titanium soft-tail bike to NAHBS that will have adventure cyclists salivating.

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    2018-02-16 23:59:00

    The 2018 North American Handmade Bicycle Show kicked off Friday, February 16th in Hartford, Connecticut, the show's first-ever visit to New England. Matt Butterman offers his take at first blush.

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    2018-02-16 17:52:00

    Corey Lowe of Seattle's Eyewater Bicycles is bringing the romance of steel to the custom carbon scene.

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Bicycles / Hampsten Cycles: sign of the boar

2018-01-30 09:39:00

Steve Hampsten uses a team of some of the best builders in the U.S., and his famous brother Andy's guidance, to create bicycles with classic design virtues and understated elegance.

Bicycle Wheels / Rolf Prima: Full Circle

2018-01-16 18:56:00

Rolf Prima wheels, handbuilt in Eugene, Oregon, uses a simple-but-elegant design and advanced technology to craft wheels to complement the finest handbuilt bicycles.

Publications / Paul Brodie, the man behind brodie bikes

2017-06-10 16:42:00

Paul Brodie's tell-all memoir is not only a great resource for aspiring and new frame builders, but also it is an absorbing read for cycling enthusiasts and those curious about the ups and downs of small bicycle manufacturing businesses.