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    Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show: Zoobomb and Dropout pictures

    I went to the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show today and had a fun time. There were all sorts of lovely, dream bikes and it was interesting to meet the builders. What I especially appreciated was that a place was made for the Zoobomb, the Dropout Bicycle Club, and their bikes. It was great to see how many people were asking questions and showing interest in Alt bikes, and I saw some of the builders come up to them and express how glad they were to see them there. Very cool.

    So here are some pictures. I'm not a very good photographer and it also didn't help that the place was packed with people. I know there will be far better pictures on BikePortland in the next day or so, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy these.

    Here is Capn ˇFUN!'s fixed gear tallbike. He notes riding it is pretty dicey at present because the chain slips when he skids the rear wheel to stop. The clipless pedals really made me laugh.









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    A Zoobomb pile artfully arranged for the fancy bike show.

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    Rev. Phil's new bike. I was encouraged to show the, um, interesting welds and to assure you all they have convinced him not to use this bike for Zoobomb tonight.







    More tallbikes.





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    Here are scenes from the Dropout Club's space.













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    Awesome many of the bikes put a smile on my face

    And thanks donnamb for posting your pics.
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    Glad you enjoyed them. Here are the rest.
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    Thank you so much for these photos. I rarely venture out of the road forum, but I think I may have been inspired!

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    heh, thanks for posting these so quick! You took so many good photos, of our stuff, and the pro builders. That was a crazy inspiring day! This show was insanely fun. I can't believe we had the opportunity to have a booth alongside builders who charge $3000+ for complete bikes. And the fact that they were happy to see us there was awesome. And the CROWDS! Holy cow, this show was incredibly packed the entire day!

    Oh, and yes, the tracktall made it's debut...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capn ˇFUN! View Post
    I can't believe we had the opportunity to have a booth alongside builders who charge $3000+ for complete bikes. And the fact that they were happy to see us there was awesome.
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    Thanks for the pics. The gravity bikes were inspirational. Fast Eddie is encouraging me to build one, but I hadn't made much progress because I'm rather tall and need a longer bike than Eddie was using. It's a slow project.

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    Nice to see the Zoobombers and Dropout Club get some renown. The custom bike builders seem to be in the forefront of embracing the edginess...more power to them.

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    Im just curious for you gravity racers have you ever tried to build kneepads/rests to put most of your weight on instead of the saddle? i'm thinking of building one this way and just curious if anyone else has had experience.

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    Pics of gravity bikes in action?
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    yeah, !'m planning on building some knee rests/troughs.
    and there is a few pics over here: http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=rec&...ll+bike&m=text

    I'll post up more pics when I get the bike done...
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