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    Bike Cult Show - Hand Built Bike Show in Brooklyn - Labor Day Weekend



    Labor Day Weekend
    August 30 & 31, 2013
    Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave, BROOKLYN, NY

    A show of beautiful bicycles on Labor Day Weekend in Brooklyn. Artisinal bespoke bicycles will be exhibited by their builders at the Warsaw, a beautiful theater in Williamsburg, the Brooklyn. Besides the show, there will be a host of bicycle themed events throughout the Labor Day weekend.

    Friday & Saturday: Bike Cult Show
    Saturday Night 8/31: Bicycle Ball & After Party
    Sunday 9/1: Builders’ Open House

    What: Bike Cult Handbuilt Bicycle Show – Custom bespoke bicycles will be shown by their makers to the general public. There will be at least 20 builders in attendance, and their bicycles will run the gamut in style, from no-holds-barred racing bikes to sedate picnic cruisers. Sunday will feature open house workshops with Brooklyn frame builders and guided rides around Brooklyn

    Exhibitors will Include:
    Johnny Coast – Coast Cycles – Brooklyn, NY
    Thomas Callahan – Horse Cycles – Brooklyn, NY
    Seth Rosko – Rosko Cycles – Brooklyn, NY
    Benjamin C. Peck – Benjamin Cycles – Brooklyn, NY
    Lance Mercado – Squarebuilt Cycles – Brooklyn, NY
    Rick Jones – Rick Jones Bicycles – Glenn Cove, NY
    Brian Chapman – Chapman Cycles – Providence, RI
    Carl Schlemowitz – Vicious Cycles/Metal Guru – New Paltz, NY
    Jamie Swan – Northport, NY
    Parlee Bicycles – Beverly, MA
    Stephen Bilenky – Bilenky Cycles – Philadelphia PA
    Jack Wolf - Ceremony Bikes - Brooklyn, NY


    Where: Warsaw concert hall, 261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, 11222

    When: Friday, August 30, 12:00 to 9:00PM, Saturday, August 31, 10:00AM to 4:00PM

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    Entry: General admission, $10 per day, $15 for two-day entry. Children under 14 free.

    Polish Food & Drink: Warsaw has a full bar and kitchen, including beer, spirits, pierogies, kielbasa, sandwiches & salads.


    Bike Cult presents a show of beautiful bicycles in Brooklyn. Held in Williamsburg’s landmark Warsaw concert hall, the Polish National Home “where perogies meet punk,” on Labor Day weekend, August 30 and 31, 2013.

    Exhibitors include some of the finest artisans of custom hand-crafted bicycles from NYC and elsewhere. Over 20 makers will display their brand of made-to-order cycling machines, using a variety of materials and methods, where cliches like form vs. function, the genius in the details, and 10,000 hours practice surely apply.

    Bike Cult Show is produced by Harry Schwartzman, David Perry and Ben Peck. Harry Schwartzman organizes the NY Bike Jumble swap meets in Park Slope Brooklyn, David Perry is a former US National Team cyclist, author of Bike Cult and owner of Bike Works NYC ion the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Ben Peck is a frame builder in Brooklyn and master mechanic at Bike Works NYC, with over a dozen years experience in the bicycle industry.

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    Hmmmmm....I very well may in Brooklyn Heights that Saturay morning to drop off a car in connection with our New Hope-Brooklyn ride the next day. If I am, I will likely stop in.

    Thanks for the heads up.

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    The exhibitors will be:

    Johnny Coast, Coast Cycles, Brooklyn, NY

    Thomas Callahan, Horse Cycles, Brooklyn, NY

    Seth Rosko, Rosko Cycles, Brooklyn, NY

    Lance Mercado, Squarebuilt, Brooklyn, NY

    Benjamin C. Peck, Benjamin Cycles, Brooklyn, NY

    Rick Jones, Rick Jones Bicycles, Glen Cove, NY

    Brian Chapman, Chapman Cycles, Providence, RI

    Carl Schlemowitz, Vicious Cycles, New Paltz, NY

    Metal Guru, Lessons in Bicycle Manufacturing, New Paltz, NY

    Jamie Swan, Northport, NY

    Redbeard Bicycles presenting Parlee Cycles, Beverly, MA

    Stephen Bilenky, Bilenky Cycles, Philadelphia, PA

    Jack Wolf, Ceremony Bikes, Brooklyn, NY

    Savile Road, The Tailored Bicycle, featuring K Bedford Customs, Delmar, NY

    Nao Tomii, Tomii Cycles, Woburn, MA

    Peter Weigle, J.P. Weigle, Lyme, CT

    Links to the builders
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    Bike Cult Show: Hand-Built Bicycle Show in Brooklyn
    Judges announced for Best in Show Prize



    Bike Cult Show, the hand-built bike show at Warsaw the Polish National Home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn will be judged for a 'Best in Show' prize by the following luminaries:


    Chris Bishop
    Chris Bishop is the builder of Bishop Bikes out of Baltimore, Md. He has won prizes at every North American Handbuilt Bicycle show since 2011 as well as many Cirque du Cyclismes and is one of the exemplars of his craft.


    Andrew Crooks
    Andrew Crooks is the owner of NYC Velo and is a tireless supporter of the culture of cycling in New York City. Andrew is a collector of bikes and will bring his knowledge of the marketplace to bear on his judging.


    Steve 'Pops' Klein
    'Pops' is New York City Cycling personified. He has owned and ridden more bicycles than possibly any rider out there. From organizing messenger alleycat bicycle races to riding the streets of New York daily, 'Pops' will bring the perspective of a rider to the judging. He has served as a judge at the Cirque du Cyclisme in previous years.


    Taliah Lempert
    Taliah is a painter and her subject is bicycles. Utilizing fine art technique and a keen eye for the aesthetics of the machine, her Bicycle Paintings capture the heart of an otherwise inanimate object. Taliah will bring her keen eye, feminine sensibility (something missing from many shows) and deep appreciation of bicycles to the judging.


    Ezra Caldwell
    Ezra is to whom the show is dedicated. He builds Fastboy Cycles in Harlem and creates well thought out machines that incorporate virtuoso technique and encapsulate a unique urban presence. Ezra was also diagnosed with cancer and has been preparing for the end of his life, a process that he has documented in searing detail on his blog Teaching Cancer to Cry.


    David Perry
    If Ezra is not able to judge due to his 'ass cancer' his place will be taken by David Perry, owner of Bike Works bicycle shop on the Lower East Side. Dave wrote 'Bike Cult', the book in 1995, presaging the explosion of interest in bicycles and human powered transportation by at least a decade. Dave is a historian, a mechanic and rider of bicycles, and is, in every way, a high priest of the Bike Cult.

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    "presaging the explosion of interest...by at least a decade"

    Ummm, I've lived through a number of "explosion of interest" periods already, and they pre-date 1995 by at least a decade. My own Davidson hand built bicycle is from 1981. Fixies were popular in the early 70s too. I was a bike messenger in 1969 for a very short while. Everything old is new again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacster View Post
    "presaging the explosion of interest...by at least a decade"

    Ummm, I've lived through a number of "explosion of interest" periods already, and they pre-date 1995 by at least a decade. My own Davidson hand built bicycle is from 1981. Fixies were popular in the early 70s too. I was a bike messenger in 1969 for a very short while. Everything old is new again.
    Zacster,

    I don't disagree with you, but the level of investment by government in bicycle infrastructure and the growing awareness of the efficacy of cycling is greater than ever before. Bicycles are not new - the way we use them is.

    Best,
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    Will there be bike parking available? A bike corral or bike valet maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryO View Post
    Zacster,

    I don't disagree with you, but the level of investment by government in bicycle infrastructure and the growing awareness of the efficacy of cycling is greater than ever before. Bicycles are not new - the way we use them is.

    Best,
    Harry
    Not really. I can still see the chip on my Davidson when I crashed it in 1981 on my way to work, using the still new Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle.

    I will admit though that NYC has been leading the way with bike infrastructure over the last 10 years or so. We'll have to see what the next mayor does. The weiner has already said he'd "rip the bike lanes out". I don't know what the other candidates have said. When I went back to Seattle 2 years ago with my bike I thought they were way behind.

    In any case, I'd like to go but I'll be away for the weekend. I'd have brought my Davidson. Hand-built, hand-painted, by Bill Davidson himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyJim View Post
    Will there be bike parking available? A bike corral or bike valet maybe?
    Jersey Jim,

    There is no Bike Valet or Corral. Please bring a lock and lock your bike on the street. Not really what we wanted, but how things worked out.


    Best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryO View Post
    Jersey Jim,

    There is no Bike Valet or Corral. Please bring a lock and lock your bike on the street. Not really what we wanted, but how things worked out.


    Best,
    Harry
    Thanks for responding! We were going to ride over but without a secure place for our bikes we have to pass. I hope your event is a success.

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    Last week I got a personal tour of Engin's shop in Philly.. Nothing short of amazing. Too bad they can't make it this weekend.

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    "...if anybody asks me anything ever, I do everything in my power to help teach others. It's very rewarding. And you know, it's a small world. None of us framebuilders are going to become millionaires. We all like what we're doing, we're passionate about what we're doing, we might as well be friends."


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    Video of a high priest of the Bike Cult.


    The show starts TODAY!


    See you there!

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    Winner of the Best in Show Award at Bike Cult Show 2013:


    Brian Chapman, Chapman Cycles, RI:







    This was the Trophy:





    Also - Ezra's auction for his UTA and 'Assless' bikes is going on now. Money is being raised for the visiting Nurse service of NY, and these are some pretty awesome bikes in their own right: UTA and Assless

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