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.