Category: nahbs

NAHBS morning report

I’ll begin uploading photos from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show to my 2008 NAHBS set on Flickr in a couple of hours, hopefully.

In the meantime, I invite you to view the photos from my Flickr friends Yohei Morita, Walter B Grundle, Bike Hugger, and Jonathan.

See more NAHBS coverage at Bike Portland, Urban Velo Magazine, Bicycle Forest, Velo Review, and Bike Hugger.

Photo Credit: 333 Fabrications top tube by Dontbecreepy in Portland, OR.

NAHBS: Friday photo dump

Brad of Urban Velo is in Portland at the 2008 North American Handmade Bicycle Show with all of his camera gear. Builders are taking their bikes to his ad hoc photo studio so Brad can take lovely portraits of their creations.

This first is Calfee’s latest bamboo creation, in which he’s gone whole hog on the bullhorn theme. Not only are the handlebars real bullhorns, but the fork is also fashioned from horns. Hemp fibers and resin holds the whole thing together.

Calfree bamboo and horn bicycle NAHBS 2008 Portland OR. This photo Copyright Brad Quartuccio and used with his permission. All Rights Reserved.

This custom titanium bicycle from Roark is a children’s bicycle! An internally geared hub inside the machined rear wheel with butterfly accents everywhere make this an extravagant gift for a special daughter.

Roark titanium children's bicycle with butterflies at NAHBS 2008 Portland OR. This photo Copyright Brad Quartuccio and used with his permission. All Rights Reserved.

See more photos of amazing hand built bicycles at Urban Velo magazine. Photos are Copyright Brad Quartuccio and used with his permission. Please remember to hit those social networking site buttons down below if this article is worth sharing; thank you very much!

Lynskey to intro bikes with belt drives, first steel bike

First ever titanium belt drive bicycle?

Lynskey Performance Designs of Chattanooga, TN will introduce what they believe to be the first ever belt driven titanium bicycles at the 2008 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Portland this weekend. Here are some preview photos of the 12 pound singlespeed road bike and the 17.5 singlespeed mountain bike.

Lynskey titanium singlespeed WITH BELT DRIVE Lynskey titanium singlespeed mountain bike with BELT DRIVE

Lynskey's first STEEL bike

Lynskey will also introduce this candy green with shamrocks beauty: their first ever STEEL bicycle. This 17.5 lb bike is fabricated from True Temper steel. The top and down tubes have been specially shaped to enhance some performance attributes, and Lynskey’s builders butte the heck out of the tubes to lighten them up.

Props to my buddy Guitar Ted @ Twentynine Inches for this news. Watch this space for more from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Please remember to punch the Stumbleupon, Facebook, Digg,, Google bookmark and CycleCluster buttons down at the bottom of this post if you believe this article is worth sharing. Thanks!!

NAHBS 2008 preview

Remember, I’ll be at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Portland this weekend. Look for me carrying this “Seven Cycles” messenger bag from Bailey Works and with the Zero Per Gallon patch on it.

Zero Per Gallon

Mention “Cyclelicious” and you just might earn yourself a Kryptonite New York Chain, a pair of Swrve Dynamic knickers (30″), or some “53 Mile Per Burrito” stickers (if I can find them!), along with a photo of you here on Cyclelicious.

NAHBS preview

Check out this lovely 650B bicycle from Yipsan Bicycles in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Look for me at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2008

I’ll be in Portland this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center to report on the latest in handcrafted bike goodness. I’ve already spoken with a few of the builders who will be there and there should be some interesting goodies.

I haven’t quite figured out yet how I’ll do it, but I’ll have some goodies to give away: a Kryptonite New York 3.5′ chain lock (new – courtesy of Kryptonite), Swrve Dynamic pants (new, 30″ size), and various stickers. I’ll also bring a well used REI/Kenda 26″ studded MTB tire, because I have no use for said tire in California.

I’ll also have a handful of these goat free “53 miles per burrito” stickers from Zero Per Gallon to hand out. Comment here if you’ll be there and I’ll look for you.

I plan to mostly cover utility type bikes, but I’ll post plenty of fixed gear porn for you to lust over, as well as fun race worthy road and mountain bikes. Watch also for developments in the 29er world as well as 650B mountain bikes.

Look for me on Saturday and Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center. Consider subscribing to my Twitter feed if you want to find me and win stuff.

Also this week…

Friday 2/8 Love on Wheels San Francisco: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition plays cupid for another round of Love on Wheels, the dating game exclusively for two-wheelers. See why Love on Wheels won the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay — watch hot cyclists pair up and win fabulous date-y raffle prizes. Real-life bike bachelors and bachelorettes quiz a blind panel to select a date and roll romantically to some hip local spots, courtesy of our fabulous sponsors. See San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for details.

Friday 2/8 Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance Banquet: Support Mountain Biking in Boulder County by joining us for a regal evening at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa. The evening will include a 3 course meal, silent auction, live auction & a door prize for a beautiful room at the St. Julien. We are gathering to celebrate BMA’s achievements in 2007 and to get charged up to for 2008, which is shaping up to be the best year ever for mountain biking in Boulder County. For more information visit

Saturday 2/9 Tour of Langkawi in Malaysia. UCI sanctioned 9 day stage race with Pro Tour and Asian cycling teams. See for details.