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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Handmade Bike Show this weekend

    The national handmade bike show is this coming weekend, in Indianapolis.

    I just found out about it, or I might have planned to go. That's a 6 hour drive from here. I think it would be fun.

    http://www.handmadebicycleshow.com/index_01.htm

    Take a look at the exhibitors who will be attending:
    http://www.handmadebicycleshow.com/n...09/Build01.htm
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    I haven't heard of one around here. I should be glad though, so I don't buy anything else.
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    There should be some real eye candy there. Bruce Gordon's best of show in 07 almost knocked me off my seat. His best lug work in 08 did!
    http://www.bgcycles.com/NAHBS07.html
    http://www.bgcycles.com/NAHBS08.html

    Living in Pennsylvania, I've seen some of Rich Adams, Steve Bilenky, and Drew Guldalian's work up close. These guys are amazing. I can't even begin to imagine what that show will be like.
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    DeSalvo

    Mike DeSalvo won an award last year just before he delivered my custom TI.

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    I went to the show last year in Portland. It was a great show - I'd encourage anyone within comfortable travel distance to check it out.

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    I went when the show was in San Jose a few years back. It's definitely worth the time if you get the chance.

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    If you come to Indy, check out the huge pile of concrete rubble next to the Convention Center that used to be the Hoosier Dome. That might make a good setting for handmade trials bike demos.
    Last edited by JanMM; 02-26-09 at 08:06 PM.

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    There should be a law that says all bicycle frames must have lugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
    There should be a law that says all bicycle frames must have lugs.
    I gather you're not a libertarian.
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    How does one make a bike show by hand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    How does one make a bike show by hand?
    How else would you make it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    How does one make a bike show by hand?

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    Oh, Tom, you gotta go and take lots of pictures for us! Well, not if you don't want to, I guess.

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    I do want to. And if it had been almost any other weekend, I probably would have.

    Remember when I said I was going to drop to a 75% work assignment? That begins next week, on March 2nd. So any weekend after this one will be at least a 3-day weekend.

    But this weekend is my last 2-day weekend. And I don't like making 6-hour drives down on Sat and back on Sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    And I don't like making 6-hour drives down on Sat and back on Sun.
    Leave Friday after work. A carton of beef jerky, a case of beer, and some country tunes on your 8-track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    I do want to. And if it had been almost any other weekend, I probably would have.

    Remember when I said I was going to drop to a 75% work assignment? That begins next week, on March 2nd. So any weekend after this one will be at least a 3-day weekend.

    But this weekend is my last 2-day weekend. And I don't like making 6-hour drives down on Sat and back on Sun.
    It's only a two hour drive for me but a Home & Garden show, Special Olympics event and the annual cycling club banquet will keep me in town this weekend. I was really hoping to see the bike show
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    Show this weekend

    &%$#*@ Missed it again!
    And I had it on my calendar! (the 2008 one I threw away..OO)
    This was about as close to western new york as this was gonna get too.
    (I think the last time it was on the west coast)

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    Here's a .pdf of the show's newspaper for today
    http://www.handmadebicycleshow.com/p...howDaily00.pdf

    And pictures from the show (300 & counting when I posted this)
    http://picasaweb.google.com/nahbshow/
    Last edited by Tom Bombadil; 02-28-09 at 12:24 PM.
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    I like these two heavy duty utility bikes
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    More pictures of the bikes and builders from the show.

    http://urbanvelo.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by forresterace View Post
    More pictures of the bikes and builders from the show.

    http://urbanvelo.org/
    That site has a lot of nice pictures. I liked this mixte:
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