@ the NAHBS

[UPDATE - from Andrew: PHOTOS!]

I just missed Lance at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show on the first day, but got some photos, video for our Huggacast, and checked the Hotspur.

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Andrew is covering the show today and more posts are coming.

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Bilenky Cargo Bike

Cycle Monkey’s Bilenky Cargo Bike at the Handmade Bike Show … from the Bike Hugger Photostream.

Davidson Hotspur Debut

hotspur%2009.jpg Today in Portland, Davidson Handbuilt Bicycles debuts the Hotspur frameset. In an age of single-season-use carbon frames built built for some Pro Tour rider and amongst the surge in intricately crafted, lugged steel, Bill Davidson makes his own statement: a bike is a rider’s tool that should acknowledge age-old lessons while not ignoring new technology.

Brakes on a Keirin Bike

Five years ago few people knew the difference between Kirin and keirin. But the traditional, steel track bikes used in the Japanese professional racing circuit have become highly desirable. Rather than comment on the irony of the Japan’s handbuilt bike renaissance following the collapse of its large scale manufacturing and exports due to the so-called “yen shock” of the late Eighties and increasing costs of labour, I thought I’d stir up the brake/no-brake argument about riding those treasured track bikes on the road.

Who would put brakes on their keirin bike?….Professional keirin riders.

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Orange Bikes Arrested!

Captions? Here’s mine

“Fashion Police impound all orange bikes!”

Uploaded to Flickr by fixedgear.

More from the Bike Hugger Photostream.

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