Friday, February 8, 2008

North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Today, through Sunday, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is taking place in the bike capital of the USA, Portland, Oregon. Forty years ago, the center of the hand-crafted bicycle world was South London, England. Today, that focus has shifted to the United States. The NAHBS is both a result of the trend, and a catalyst for the further expansion of the industry.

No matter what our current brand or riding preferences are, most of us can appreciate the beauty of a fine handcrafted cycling machine. The show's web site at http://www.handmadebicycleshow.com/ has pictures, as well as profiles of all the builders in attendance. A quick web search shows lots of other coverage, such as from the Pittsburgh-based 'zine UrbanVelo.



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