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Paul Skilbeck

Friday 25 March 2016

Video: NAHBS 2016 Best in Show - adventure bike by Black Cat Bicycles

Todd Ingermanson of Black Cat Bicycles talks about an adventure bike he made for a customer, which combines a clever mix of tubes, components and bag incorporation methods.

Video: NAHBS 2016 Best in Show - adventure bike by Black Cat Bicycles
Photo: Paul Skilbeck. Scroll down for video.

Most of the NAHBS awards categories require a builder to officially enter a bicycle. Yet two categories apply to all bicycles on the show floor: Presiden'ts Choice and Best in Show. Todd Ingermanson, sole proprietor of Black Cat Bicycles, based just outside Santa Cruz, California, has resisted entering the NAHBS Awards in previous years, and this year he was more surprised than anybody to be called up to the stage on Sunday afternoon. "The judges have been at me to enter a bike in the NAHBS Awards for years, but I wasn't that interested. Maybe this is their way of getting me back!" he joked at the video shoot.