Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento – 2 March 2012
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) opened today at the Sacramento Convention Center. NAHBS Regional Manager Rick Houston said “I am to blame” for bringing the show to Sacramento, California. According to some exhibitors on hand, Houston worked tirelessly to ensure the industry convention would proceed with success. The opening day of the three-day exhibit had some marvelous work on show; old and new frame builders alike from around the country were present. Also in the California State capital were a slew of Northern California’s bicycle-industry businesses and admirers of the two-wheel machine.
Six-Eleven Bicycles exhibited their Formula 1-inspired commission
Boo Bicycles brought their new down tube. It has a carbon-fiber cross-weave over bamboo with a lacquer matrix (below). The composite takes advantage of the longitudinally stiff bamboo plus the carbon-fiber weave for strength in torsion.
Caletti Cycles brought along a new adventure/road bike but also a 'cross bike with electronic shifting and disk brakes.
The seat post on the Caletti Cross bike had a connection that enables charging batteries without removing the seat.
Shiela Moon Athletic Apparel were on hand with their print dresses. Shiela Moon herself with a new line of prints
The Shiela Moon Athletic Apparel company also has clothing for men
Hot off the design pages is the new bag from Rickshaw Bagworks
Ritchey Design re-introduce the Road Logic with updated geometry
Paul Sadoff takes a down-to-earth approach and exhibits a history of Rock Lobster bikes starting with an original from 1978
Peacock Groove brought along a "horror" track bike...complete with a chain-saw bicycle chain
More to come from NAHBS Friday.
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