It’s opening day for industry members and the media at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). I’ve spent the morning roaming the aisles of the Oregon Convention Center, shaking lots of hands, meeting up with old acquaintances, and of course taking lots of photos.
My first order of business has been to visit all the local, Portland builders. I’m still not through seeing all of them (I think there are 11 total here from Portland), but thought I’d share my first batch of photos.
So far I’ve seen some fantastic work and craftsmanship; amazing racks from Ben Leonard for Signal Cycles, a custom stem with nifty cable routing from Aaron Hayes of Courage, a twin-tube marvel of a city bike from Joseph Ahearne, Renovo’s hardwood beauties (with a custom Cane Creek headset with wooden inlay!) and the usual women’s bike goodness from Austin and Natalie Ramsland of Sweetpea Bicycles.
OK, I’m going back in for more. Check out my slideshow below (54 shots) and there’s lots more photos and stories from the show…stay tuned!