We made a quick run down to Austin to plan out the course for the new Diva Dash and had to swing by the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. It's amazing how the bicycle is such a simple creation, but there are some very creative people out there that are able to tweak the design and style just so...in a way that makes them so beautiful. The engineering, design, paint, and general artistry was amazing.
Here are a few things that caught my eye with a couple notes about the bikes....
Loved the paint, head tube lugs, hammered fenders and white racks. A fun bike for the Ft Collins Ralleye rides
pivoting dropouts that allow a chain to be tensioned. They did this paint in house - which is pretty sweet.
IF bikes. Here's a nice simple 29er single speed rigid. Integrated seat post, carbon wheels -no doubt this one is well below 20 lbs.
Panda bikes had some really nice bikes on display. They use the bamboo for main tubes and metal lugs. you'll be seeing these at some UARs this year
Mosaic Cycles. I really liked their style.
So there you have it folks. If you are a bike geek like me, you've got to make your way to this show next time around!
Thanks for checking out my photos and ramblings