Handmade custom bicycle manufacturing in the USA is facing its biggest crisis since TIG welding got popular. Henry James Bicycles is taking most of the heat. Company president, Chris Merrill, goes straight down the line.
The exit of the USA's largest bicycle tubing manufacturer will force many frame builders to seek alternative sourcing and puts a question mark over the future of exclusive supplier Henry James Bicycles.
Bristol framebuilder Robin Mather explains the purpose of his adjustable-geometry bike, how he made it, and what he hopes to obtain from it. Everybody at the show was highly impressed by one aspect or another of this project, and he was presented with the Steve Worland innovation award.