Tag Archives: North American Handmade Bicycle Show

2018 NAHBS: Best Gravel

2018 NAHBS: Best Gravel

I created the best gravel category because a few years ago we had more gravel bikes in the cyclocross category than we had actual ‘cross bikes.The thing is, what makes a ‘cross bike ...

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2018 NAHBS: Best Cyclocross

2018 NAHBS: Best Cyclocross

Judging the bicycle type categories of cyclocross, track, etc., comes with a subjectivity with which I’m not entirely at peace. Of course, one alternative is to adopt a points system that ...

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Paceline Podcast #104

Paceline Podcast #104

Our man Patrick is back from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and has stories to tell. As chief judge he, with the help of fellow judges Tom Kellogg (yes, that Tom Kellogg of Spectrum ...

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2018 NAHBS: Best Mountain Bike

2018 NAHBS: Best Mountain Bike

When NAHBS organizer Don Walker tapped me to be chief judge, I relaxed a great number of rules. I stressed to builders that our job is to recognize great work rather than find out who follows ...

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The Paceline Podcast #103

The Paceline Podcast #103

Maybe it’s the gloominess of February, but the Paceline hosts — Patrick, Hottie, and Fatty — have some pretty serious topics this week…though they don’t necessarily approach those topics in a ...

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NAHBS 2017: Honorable Mentions

NAHBS 2017: Honorable Mentions

We didn’t give many nods for honorable mentions this year. It was somewhat by design. We really wanted to reserve the honorable mentions for bikes that could have won in other years, or in ...

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NAHBS 2017: Awards, Part IV

NAHBS 2017: Awards, Part IV

The Best Finish award is arguably the most subjective of the bunch. Sure, we can point to objective details like elaborate masking or multiple colors that suggest many hours of work, but at a ...

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