NAHBS recap…

For some reason, last year I went to the NAHBS in Richmond, VA (great show gents, great show), and never posted my pics. So, here, for your viewing pleasures, are some pictures from last year’s show to get you pumped and primed for this year’s show in Austin. For those of you going, have a good time. From what I understand (I’ve never been there), Austin is the epicenter of good riding, good beer, good Tex Mex, great music, and tons of other great shit. File a report when you get back if you’re going, I for one, would like to hear about it. With that being said, pictures are below:

Vuelo, swoopy, from Australia (I think). Nice titanium...

Vuelo, swoopy, from Australia (I think). Nice titanium...


Weld details on the Vuelo. Like fuckin' buttah.

Weld details on the Vuelo. Like fuckin' buttah.


Engin out of Philly. Well built, totally functional, awesome details.

Engin out of Philly. Well built, totally functional, awesome details.


Who wants a gold plated rigid single speed? Fuck yeah, I do. These guys are out of Minneapolis. Peacock Groove Cycles

Who wants a gold plated rigid single speed? Fuck yeah, I do.


Llewellyn fine paint and lug work, and I hear they ride nice.

Llewellyn fine paint and lug work, and I hear they ride nice.


Close up view of the niceness.

Close up view of the niceness.


If you all are looking for gift ideas for my b-day (it's in June), this Speedvagen cross bike will do.

If you all are looking for gift ideas for my b-day (it's in June), this Speedvagen cross bike will do.


Classic DeRosa steel lugged. Nice (shitty picture though).

Classic DeRosa steel lugged. Nice (shitty picture though).


Mills Bros out of NC. Nice looking ride. Wood wheels and everything. That and the dude was a nice guy.

Mills Bros out of NC. Nice looking ride. Wood wheels and everything. That and the dude was a nice guy.


Carl Strong in the house. Even though he was swamped, he took time out and talked to me for about 20 minutes about bikes.

Carl Strong in the house. Even though he was swamped, he took time out and talked to me for about 20 minutes about bikes.


If the Speedvagen isn't available for my b-day, a couple of Sachs' bikes will do.

If the Speedvagen isn't available for my b-day, a couple of Sachs' bikes will do.


You think Wojcik is gone? Hell. No. He's still building nice shit, and is New England grumpy, which means he's awesome.

You think Wojcik is gone? Hell. No. He's still building nice shit, and is New England grumpy, which means he's awesome.


Wojcik even built a recumbent lawn mower. Sweet.

Wojcik even built a recumbent lawn mower. Sweet.


I'll leave you with the Moots snow bike. Awesomely large.

I'll leave you with the Moots snow bike. Awesomely large.

That’s all that I have from last year’s show, well, not true, I have more, but these are the best pics that I got. The thing I saw the most was the trend maybe towards more lugs, more artwork in the lugs, but not at the sacrifice of performance of the frames and bikes themselves. The stuff there looked awesome, and the thing I came away with was that handbuilt bikes in the US are still going (as well as around the world), and the people building these rides are passionate about what they do. You could tell, even after being there for several days, they still had some sparkle in their eyes when talking about bikes, and building bikes.

Again, someone gets there this year, drop a line, tell us how it was. If anyone from the DC family is going, then all that much better.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmailby feather

About giantcu92

Engineer living in the NOVA, and working for "The Man". Cycling and political junky. All things 2 wheeled are good. 4 wheels? Eh, OK, but 2 wheels better. Washinton, DC, USA

16 thoughts on “NAHBS recap…

  1. Those Vuelo frames are designed in OZ, but welded in the US of A. Black Sheep Cycles in Colorado to be exact…

  2. Oh.

    I seriously like that Moots snow bike.

    Me want.

    You have a bigger rez pic ? I want to print it out and that size scales like shit. Well. With my 19th century computer skills anyway.

  3. …that vuelo looks wicked & beautiful (except for the green stem) but i gotta wonder how the front end feels on fast cornering with the rider’s weight centered sooo far back…

  4. Man the talent that so to the this thing!!
    I do love the Moots snow bike!! The time put in on the paint job on the rims alone is mind boggling!!
    There’s a video on YouTube showing it. Search “Moots snow bike”

    Peace

  5. Again, any DC’ers who are going to be in the Austin are for NAHBS and want to get in a MTB ride next weekend, get my e-mail from BJ or Gnome… I haven’t decided which day I’m going to the show, but I’m flexible.

  6. Think that Wojcik feller could build a recumbent snowblower? Have to be a tandem-hell, probably at least a triple to do the job. But it would be a hoot. I already got the studded tires.

  7. I’d go back Austin in a heartbeat… Was on assignmenrt there for a month a few years back — they had to drag me back home, kicking and screaming. I loved riding there. Too bad its surrounded by… well, the rest of Texas.

  8. Flying out for Austin thursday morning. Last years show was good but Richmond wasn’t my favorite…

  9. We would like to go to Barbados in 2013, I really enjoy reading about it, I am trying to learn more about Barbados and about the culture and lifestyle.

  10. Thanks for sharing your ideas! I would appreciate tho if you’d elaborate more on the matter as I think it does lack something here and there. But anyway, RSS Subscribed!