NAHBS 2011 – Austin

Two Portland builders take home top awards from NAHBS – Updated

Posted on February 27th, 2011 at 8:18 pm.

Nate and Matt at NAHBS Awards

Matt Cardinal and Nate Meschke of Signal Cycles.

Mark DiNucci took home Best of Show.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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NAHBS Day 3 Slideshow

Posted on February 27th, 2011 at 6:24 pm.

Check out all my images from the third and final day of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). There’s a bit of everything in this batch — from the “Femme Fatale” of Serotta to builder portraits and even a bit of Pegoretti…

The artistry and expression of head badges

Posted on February 27th, 2011 at 10:46 am.

This head badge was created by Lisa Serotta for a Serotta bike built in the 1970s.

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NAHBS Day 2 highlights: Sylan, Yipsan, Shamrock, Naked, Indy Fab, Littleford

Posted on February 26th, 2011 at 10:19 pm.

NAHBS crowd

Huge crowds at the show today.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Another day is down here in Austin. The crowds were everything many of us expected and then some. I stopped by many booths today and caught up with several builders. Browse the words and photos below, for just a sampling of what I saw…

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A bike for kids, from Sacha White of Vanilla Bicycles

Posted on February 26th, 2011 at 3:54 pm.

“This is what I wanted to show you!” said this little guy.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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NAHBS Day 2 Slideshow

Posted on February 26th, 2011 at 12:20 pm.

Naked at NAHBS-11

All eyes were on this Naked bike.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Been another busy day here at NAHBS. I’ll share more in-depth stories later today, but wanted to put up a quick slideshow of what I’ve seen so far.

See below for some shots of the many stunning bicycles on display including the work of Littleford, Vanilla, Sylvan, Naked, Yipsan, Independent Fabrications, Sycip, Shamrock, Sachs, Bamboosero, and more…
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Putting bamboo (and hemp) to work for good

Posted on February 26th, 2011 at 9:54 am.

These bikes are made by entrepreneurs around the globe and sold through a company started by Craig Calfee.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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NAHBS Day 1 highlights

Posted on February 25th, 2011 at 8:11 pm.

This is the scene around Austin right now — custom bikes and the people who ride them, enjoying the city’s charm while drenched in sunshine. For the sights inside the show, just scroll down.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Beloved’s marvelous Morton

Posted on February 25th, 2011 at 6:58 pm.

Beloved made two of these stainless steel “MJ’s Mortons” as a special edition for Mellow Johnny’s bike shop in Austin.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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A very rare pair of bikes for Mr. Horton

Posted on February 25th, 2011 at 5:53 pm.

NAHBS 2011- The Horton Pair-20

It all started with two old chainguards.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Brett Horton is one of the most well-known collectors of vintage bicycles and racing ephemera in the world. For the past 25 years he has amassed a unequaled collection of 15,000 objects and 20,000 photographs.

So, what happens when the owner of The Horton Collection wants a personal bike for him and his (equally bike-obsessed) wife Shelly? Today, NAHBS goers, and now the world, found out.[Read more…]