The Metrofiets booth buzzed all weekend (and was popular with bike shop owners). The North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento delivered record attendance (8,100 people), and it turns out many of them came to do more than dream about a new bike. Some of them came to buy. The blur of a big bike … Read more
There were no female builders was only one female builder at NAHBS, but there was plenty of ‘girl bike love’ on this rig from Mosaic.
As this young scraper bike aficionado illustrates, the scene outside the NAHBS showroom was full of bike love and handmade pride.
The Pump-Hub by Kevin Manning. The bike industry is full of people with big passions and big ideas. Often at industry shows like NAHBS, these garage innovators don’t have the money to buy official exhibit space. Instead, they’ll tuck their new product into a backpack and carry it through the aisles, eager to show it … Read more
Tucked away in the corner of the Sacramento Convention Center in a nondescript booth hosted by a Canadian university is a bike that looks like it may have come from another century.
A scene from NAHBS in Austin last year.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Tomorrow morning I’ll hop in a car with a friend and drive 600 or so miles to Sacramento for the 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. NAHBS is the annual showcase of America’s budding handmade bike industry. I’m going down to document and support … Read more
Dave Levy of Ti Cycles at NAHBS in Austin last year.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Next week the focus of bikes lovers around the globe will turn to Sacramento, host city for this year’s eighth annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Portland-based builders have always made a a big impression at NAHBS (pronounced “nabs”), and this … Read more