Tag Archives: NAHBS

Friday Group Ride #297

Friday Group Ride #297

I was talking to Radio Freddy. He and I do some work together, but we also have long, rambling conversations about the bike business and how to be better at it. Freddy is something of a spiritual ...

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On the Record: Don Walker of NAHBS

On the Record: Don Walker of NAHBS

The 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show is barely a month away. The show returns to the West Coast for the first time since its last visit to Sacramento, four years ago. Word among builders ...

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Bishop To Heart’s Desire 1

Bishop To Heart’s Desire 1

Some time back I vowed to own a bike that was the perfect expression of all that I appreciated about the handmade frame. I wanted one that fit me, one that had the low-slung handling of the ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part V

NAHBS 2015, Part V

Before I discuss the final set of award winners at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, I want to address a brewing controversy over one of the bikes that was displayed over the weekend. ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part IV

NAHBS 2015, Part IV

My initial post on the category award winners was unfortunately brief due to other demands on my time while serving as Chief Judge for the awards. It’s hard to have two jobs and one day. ...

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NAHBS 2015, Part III

NAHBS 2015, Part III

While official numbers have yet to be released for this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, the number of attendees and exhibitors was off from previous locales. Given the winter ...

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NAHBS: Words About Awards

NAHBS: Words About Awards

I’ve done a fair number of stupid, thankless things in my life. And I’m not talking about parenthood. Years from now I may look back on taking on the role of chief judge for the North ...

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The Faces of Interbike

The Faces of Interbike

Interbike is meant to be an event in which dealers see new products from manufacturers and then place pre-season orders with their sales rep. That was the point of the show and that’s the ...

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Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

Buying a Custom Bike: Ins and Outs

I was minutes from an all-hands staff meeting when an editorial assistant asked me if I could take a reader call. People were heading to the conference room and shooting me stern looks that ...

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