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    Post your NAHBS photos, commentary, here

    For all those people who aren't going to be there, if you have any pix, commentary about, or links to independant pix/commentary of the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show, please post them here.

    Not all of us can be there (funny enough, as I couldn't live further from the show unless I lived in Antarctica) and as much as I disagree with some of Don's philosophies, I think the exhibitors are there to promote their goodies not only to the 10% who are going to be there, but also the 90% that aren't, and the majority of them I believe would prefer to see a free and open viewing and discussion by as many people as possible.

    And, I hear you ask, what's the best way to reach as many people as possible? That's right - it's not actually having a bike show, it's posting pictures of that show on the Internet!

    Post 'em if ya got 'em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    Post 'em if ya got 'em!
    Well, OK. I didn't take many, and that's probably just as well since as I was leaving the show I read the rules which clearly stated "No Photographs"...

    Here's Richard at the Waterford booth...



    The Reynolds 953 display...



    A Reynolds 953 stainless steel frame from Independent Fabrication...



    A pair of gorgeous Columbus stainless steel (highly polished) frames from Columbine Cycle Works...
    http://www.columbinecycle.com/



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    I heard about the no photos allowed from someone who was there this morning. He described it to me as little more than a mini convention of a handful of established builders a few suppliers and the rest part-timers and wannbes. He said most of the bikes were pretty but didn't see anything that he thought would need to be kept secret.

    Those two columbine bikes are cool with the retro thing going on.
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    Where's all the people in the pics? I thought it would be overflowing with industry reps and the at-large public? I mean, yeah I know it's not going to be an Interbike, but still looks kinda sparce. Maybe it's just meant to be one of those yearly learning conventions.

    Hey Scoop, how did you manage to sneak your camera in there? Good job! Let's see some more pics please!

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    Good man, Scooper! Thanks for showing those pix.

    There's some more over at -

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/showgallery....assword=&page=

    Current faves are -

    1) That Bruce Gordon tourer is the American Chopper of touring bikes (I'm sure he'll be thrilled by the comparison!)
    2) That "unknown" 1930's inspired fixie with the red rims. Totally derviative, but I dig the look and just know that would be ace fun to zoom arround town on.
    3) Calfee Bamboo Commuter. What's not to love about a bamboo bike?
    4) Pauls Componnents. Coz they're just nice, and because he wouldn't listen to me when I said to ignore the retro market and make a superlight billet road brake. Not sure about the cranks though. Haven't met a non-forged crank that works.
    5) That Vanilla trike. For the cyclist who has it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellweatherman
    Where's all the people in the pics? I thought it would be overflowing with industry reps and the at-large public? I mean, yeah I know it's not going to be an Interbike, but still looks kinda sparce. Maybe it's just meant to be one of those yearly learning conventions.
    This is only the second year of the show! Seriously, this show is predominantly for the small players, it's not an "Instant Interbike" and it would be silly to expect it to be. The handbuilt boutique market is tiny - I don't think anyone is under any allusions there.

    Still, even for a small show, there's more beauty and innovation there than in 5 Interbikes, right? Yeah, it woulda been nice to see more of that beauty, but hey, that's what you get when you say 'no cameras'.
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    Older I get, Better I was velonomad's Avatar
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    Bruce Gordon has always been my favorite American frame builder.
    a couple years ago some people was saying Bruce was getting too old and cranky and that his bikes were not what they used to be. I think Bruce has proved he still has a few tricks up his sleeve. hell even the toeclips are trick!


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    Screw the toeclips - check out the brakes!

    I like ol' Brucey. He may be grumpy, but when I've been doing this crap as long as he has, he's going to seem like Mother Teresa!
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    Screw the brakes, look at that integrated rack/fender/light. Ok the brakes are nice too.

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    More handmade pron here -

    http://www.clockworkbikes.com/NAHBS1.html

    Now don't say I don't do anything for you

    Seems 2006 is the official Year of the Funky Handlebar:









    No doubt inspired by Jeff Jones (or more accurately, the 'prior art' of the past of which there are many examples of these types of bars which his patent attorney no doubt mentioned)

    More links I hear you ask? Sht, at this rate Don Walker should be paying me ....

    http://www.campyonly.com/mypages/03-04-06_nahmbs.html

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...ures/nahmbs061
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    Thanks for the links Warick, the guy who emailed me about the show being sparse must have been at a different show.It looks like a pretty good crowd judging from the photos.

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    love the orange sadilah track bike.

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    Wonder why 953 is still in prototype?

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    I mentioned this to Reynolds late last year. When Easton was developing their Aluminium with Manitou and Yeti back in the dark ages, they didn't have a big launch and then started to go through the prototype stages - they quietly went about their business of getting the stuff dialled and then launched it. Well, that's how it appeared anyway. I think Reynolds is trying to guage what demand is going to be like before investing too heavily in it, which of course does have the potential to have the opposite effect. The question on my lips is, "Will someone want to pay titanium prices for a frame that's twice as strong, but heavier than Ti?". It's going to be a delicate game of product placement is all I can definitely say at this stage.

    Oh yeah, and here's another link to some more pretty picutres -

    http://flickr.com/photos/scottyj/set...7594075569985/
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    All right! Custom lugs: Tig together a bike, cut it apparts into lugs. Braze it back together with some additional tube. Develop marketing materials that talk about how bad welding is as a means of joining together bike frames.

    I'm loving these pictures, by the way. Thanks!

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    Greetings, framebuilders. I was in San Jose with my son, Evan, covering the Show for RoadBikeRider.com. That will be out in a few weeks. I did riff on the show, which includes some choice shots, and a link over to a gallery Evan set up featuring some of the highlights. Here is a link over to the story. Find the link to the photo gallery near the end of the piece. http://readytoride.blogspot.com/2006...ng-art-of.html.

    Cheers.

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    I do not want to sound like a jerk, but your post is full of misconceptions.

    First off, the process you described is not how all custom lugs are made, just some, like the Waterford ones for example. Take a look at Baylis, he did not weld anything, and that is as custom as you get.

    Still, there is nothing wrong with welding tubes together to create lug blanks. It is an old practice, I am pretty sure Herse did it.

    The lug does NOT HOLD THE TUBES TOGETHER... the lug is a "stress reliving" piece. The tubes are, or should be, held together by the filet created by proper penetration by the solder. Cut your lugged frame in half; you will see what I mean.

    Thank you for allowing me to clarify.

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    Thanks for the link, R2R! Pretty limited selection of shots there though, which is unfortunate. Is there a specific reason for that?
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    Thanks for those Richo.

    Are the dropouts on the Waterford GP Wilson dropouts or is it their version?



    I gotta admit, the biggest thing I got out of the show was....I really want a track bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    Thanks for those Richo.

    Are the dropouts on the Waterford GP Wilson dropouts or is it their version?

    according to richard and dave, they are their own version of the 70s wilsons.

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    They're pretty nice, but then again I have a thing for the more organic shapes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    They're pretty nice, but then again I have a thing for the more organic shapes.


    what would be an example of that?

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    Heh heh. Well, in terms of bikes, there's this Titanium 29er I'd love to build at some stage....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    Thanks for the link, R2R! Pretty limited selection of shots there though, which is unfortunate. Is there a specific reason for that?
    Yep - we are saving 'la primavera fotografias' for the upcoming lay-out in RoadBikeRider. Hope you'll check that out.

    I'll post here to let you know it's live.

    Cheers, mates.

    R2R

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