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    hell's angels h/q e3st ny brunop's Avatar
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    check some of these badboyz out!

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2007...ults/nahmbs071

    lot's o' commuter and utility bikes at the north american handbuilt bicycle show!
    ". . .a striped jersey under his jacket; bared calves (outside the bicycle track); cap pushed back; feet in a false position on the pedals; a barking horn, a disorderly appearance, an always-dry tongue, and a definite fondness for wine merchants. . ."

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    wow

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    Nice!
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    This one is almost too nice to ride to work:

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    I was blown away by the number and beauty of commuter/townie/city/porteur bikes at NAHBS this year (not to mention all the others). It seems like racks, bags, upright bars, and fenders are really in, at least with the small custom frame builders, right now.

    Now if these bikes could get translated to mass production frames at cheaper prices...
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    hell's angels h/q e3st ny brunop's Avatar
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    i'd like to have the brooks saddle concession at the show!!! lot's o' bikes rockin' da brooks fo' sho'!!

    i love bicycle porn. i really do.
    ". . .a striped jersey under his jacket; bared calves (outside the bicycle track); cap pushed back; feet in a false position on the pedals; a barking horn, a disorderly appearance, an always-dry tongue, and a definite fondness for wine merchants. . ."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTcommuter
    I was blown away by the number and beauty of commuter/townie/city/porteur bikes at NAHBS this year (not to mention all the others). It seems like racks, bags, upright bars, and fenders are really in, at least with the small custom frame builders, right now.

    Now if these bikes could get translated to mass production frames at cheaper prices...
    I agree about the beauty and aesthetics of handcrafted fine art flourishes; even more so with your wish that similarly equipped bikes without the expensive touches bikes be offered by mainstream outlets at mainstream prices.
    Personally I prefer Timex watches over Rolexs; ostentation doesn't tell me the time any better.

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    ANT bikes are so retro beautiful.
    Every time we let a vehicle pass there is a little bit of compromise. But compromise allows the city to function and allows cyclists to function in the city. The trick is not to eliminate compromise but to learn how to work safely within it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipped4bikes
    ANT bikes are so retro beautiful.
    Yea, but the funny thing about ANT is that Mike incorporates very mundane off-the-shelf parts into his frames, which are pretty basic black to begin with. I've been surprised at seeing Wald baskets, racks, and chainguards bolted onto his otherwise custom utility bikes.

    I think he's the smartest builder around right now. High end design with everyday functional style. I drool over Vanilla's as much as the next bike geek, but Sacha's work is in the high art class of absolute complete custom hot rodding bikes. ANT Mike, though, is putting together the smartest designs with style to match an everyday riding bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    even more so with your wish that similarly equipped bikes without the expensive touches bikes be offered by mainstream outlets at mainstream prices.
    Yea, I hope that the boom in custom city bikes will spur the big names to start putting out commuter bikes that are well equiped, lightweight, and really cool. Breezer is getting close, but the rest of the companies still treat commuters as their low end comfort bikes, the new breed of MUP hybrids. Someone needs to buy the rights to ANT's Boston Roadster and churn them out by the thousands.

    http://antbikemike.com/images/Bikes/...ter/BR1big.jpg
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    tons of pics from the show if you browse flickr with 'nahbs' tag. There were such ridiculously awesome bikes there, it was more than a little overwhelming. But yes, in addition to the trackies and race bikes there were lots of high-end commuter type bikes.
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