Handbuilt Bicycle News

Bicycles

September 2021

Appleman Bicycles: The 20lb fat bike

The 18lb fat bike is a distinct reality, and Matt Appleman's project bike for the HED fat bike wheels is ready to ride at just over 20lbs, without going all weight weenie on it.

Bicycles

September 2021

Le Petit Graveleur: Big on Function and Style

You could say that Le Petit Graveleur, a purpose-built all-road bicycle for the continent of Africa, is the two-wheeled, human-powered version of the Land Rover. Strong and built to take abuse, it's also a very precise machine.

NAHBS

September 2021

King Cage: Keeping Your Bottle

Ron Andrews of King Cage will be busy in his booth at the 2016 Sacramento North American Handmade Bicycle Show, bending tiny tubes into high-performance water bottle cages as he has done at four previous editions of the show.

Tyres

September 2021

Frame Builders

September 2021

Ordering a frame: Strong logic

Ordering a custom bicycle frame might sound intimidating, but frame builder Carl Strong says it’s actually quite fun and can help customers discover new things about themselves as cyclists.

Retailers

September 2021

Going Custom at Your Local Bike Shop

More frame builders than ever are selling bicycles through independent bicycle shops in the USA. For many customers this presents a very attractive option.

Bicycles

September 2021

Ellis Cycles: Taking it to the Gravel Streets

One bicycle, many uses. What sounds like a disambiguation of a famous cliché could be taken as a mantra at Wisconsin-based Ellis Cycles. Owner and builder Dave Wages sees the multi-use bicycle as the most exciting industry trend today.

Bicycles

September 2021

Brian Baylis: A Pursuit of Perfection

R.Brian Baylis passed away on Saturday, February 20 from complications of pneumonia. The world has lost an artist and a craftsman whose oeuvre extends beyond the arena of handbuilt bicycles.