NAHBS 2008

Welcome to BikePortland.org’s special coverage of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS).

This coverage is sponsored by Reynolds Cycle Technology (thanks guys!).

Read the latest news and enjoy photos from the show in the stories below.

[Click here for a schedule of local events planned before and after the show.]

Portland builders take home two awards at NAHBS

Posted on February 10th, 2008 at 5:26 pm.

Don Walker at the NAHBS awards ceremony.(Photos © J. Maus) Two Portland builders stood out among the country’s best bicycle craftsmen today at the awards ceremony at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). Aaron Hayes of Courage Cycles was voted “Best New Builder,” and Joseph Ahearne won “Best City Bike” for the second year Read More »

NAHBS 2009 set for Indianapolis

Posted on February 10th, 2008 at 4:44 pm.

Don Walker looks to Indianapolisfor NAHBS ’09.(Photo © Jonathan Maus) NAHBS founder Don Walker will take the fifth addition of his show to Indianapolis, Indiana next year. He made the announcement at the end of today’s show saying, “I’m sure many of you are already aware of Indiana’s very rich cycling culture.” Walker cited the Read More »

A NAHBS Sunday slideshow

Posted on February 10th, 2008 at 2:59 pm.

Rene Herse in black and white.Slideshow below.(Photo © Jonathan Maus) Wish I had more time to share stories from last night and today, but the awards ceremony is starting soon and I’ve got to get back to the show. Below is a slideshow of my photos from this morning. Highlights include Pegoretti’s magical paint jobs, Read More »

Where will NAHBS end up in ’09?

Posted on February 10th, 2008 at 2:43 pm.

NAHBS founder Don Walker.(Photos © J. Maus) In a few hours, North American Handmade Bicycle Show founder Don Walker will make the announcement of where next year’s show will take place. Each year it is a closely held secret, but Walker has already already shared clues and has made it clear it won’t be in Read More »

Snapshots from the show floor

Posted on February 9th, 2008 at 8:38 pm.

Amid the dizzying array of bike bling and pure craftsmanship here at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, sometimes it’s the little things you remember at the end of the day. Here are a few snapshots I’ve been collecting in my head…

Bolt cutters used to solve bike parking snafu

Posted on February 9th, 2008 at 7:28 pm.

No metal was safe from bikes at the NAHBS today.(Photo © J. Maus)

No more room: Fire Marshall says NAHBS at capacity

Posted on February 9th, 2008 at 2:56 pm.

Bummer. The crowds here at the Oregon Convention Center have been thick all morning. So thick in fact that City of Portland Fire Marshall Michelle Coefield just told me that they can’t let anyone else in until people begin to leave. Just after 1:30 or so today Coefield said she was worried that the size Read More »

Chris King rekindles an old flame

Posted on February 9th, 2008 at 1:34 pm.

Chris King, the man who redefined headsets and has not compromised the quality of his Chris King Precision Components in over thirty years, has rekindled his love for making bicycle frames. In typical Chris King style, he has quietly re-launched his Cielo Cycles brand name. According Chris King Components marketing guy Chris Distefano, King began Read More »

‘Naked’ bike draws attention

Posted on February 9th, 2008 at 1:01 pm.

There’s more than meets the eye in Sam Whittingham’s booth.(Photos © Jonathan Maus) 35 year-old builder Sam Whittingham of British Columbia-based Naked Bicycles, exhibited at NAHBS last year. He displayed several of his Naked Bicycles, got a few orders, but he failed to wow the crowds. This year, he thought he would do something different. Read More »

Bike show puts builders in the media spotlight

Posted on February 9th, 2008 at 12:11 pm.

Mike Flanigan in the CS Monitor. One of the most important keys to the success of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is the media coverage it generates. Local and national news outlets from both the cycling and mainstream media are covering all the action. And this year, with the show in Portland, the Read More »