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    Handbuilt Bike Show - Insider scoop

    Hey All...
    As an employee of the Sac Convention Center I'll be spending the next couple days getting paid to ogle all the sweet bikes at the show. They're moving in today so I thought I'd wet your appetite with a few insider pics. Exhibitors are just starting to move in so I'll try and get a few more as the day goes on.

    Looks like it's going to be a sweet show!
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    Form Bikes

    Sorry for the fuzzy pic. These are incredibly nice bikes. Check out the fat tires on the one in the background. Detail on these is amazing.
    Overall...as you guys probably know...far more road than mountain bikes at the show. Moots has a huge booth full of mountain bikes but most are 10x10 with a handful of killer road bikes. Titanium everywhere!

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    Thanks for the updates!

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    Awesome!

    Do you have any spare passes...hehe PM me

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    So sweet.
    -eric-

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    for real, any passes? I've got a shitload of good beer...was gunna give FC one but if you can get me in for free...

    pm!

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    Dude....
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    Sorry to keep you waiting fellas!

    Some incredible bikes in there today. Pics are crappy but you get a sense of what's here. Belt drives are everywhere. Green is the new white and bamboo is the new carbon. Did I mention the free beer samples!

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    last few...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsdad View Post
    Some incredible bikes in there today. Pics are crappy but you get a sense of what's here. Belt drives are everywhere. Green is the new white and bamboo is the new carbon. Did I mention the free beer samples!
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    Is that the brodie whippet? So damn cool!
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    That green Paketa is magnesium!?!?!

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    Moar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
    That green Paketa is magnesium!?!?!
    Yes all Paketas are magnesium.
    JP, the owner/welder is my cousin.

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    My next bike.....

    ....but it needs a cup holder for the rider/bartender

    Oh, and a better beer selection

    Its all Shits and Giggles until somebody Giggles and Shits

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    Here's my bike on display. Unfortunately my custom colored ESI grips (white with green stripe down the middle to match the frame) didnt make it in time :-(




    Sebt frm my iPhne usig Tapaak
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    Here's some of my pics from yesterday. I volunteered in the morning doing bike parking for SABA, then walked around the show for a while afterwards. At the MTBR booth I met Gregg, who was pretty cool to talk to.

    Many more pics here.


    Black Cat mtb at NAHBS 3-2-12 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    MTBR-RBR at NAHBS 2012 3 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    unknown brand 2 at NAHBS 3-2-12 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    MTBR-RBR at NAHBS 2012 4 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    Ritchey P-29ER rigid mtb at NAHBS 3-2-12 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    Groovy Cycleworks mtb at NAHBS 3-2-12 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    DeLorean bikes at NAHBS 3-2-12 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    Bekes Wooden Bicycles bike at NAHBS 3-2-12 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    Vibe Cycles mtb at NAHBS 3-2-12 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    Form Fatso at NAHBS 3-2-12 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    Priority mtb at NAHBS 3-2-12 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    I'll have one of these, please!

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    Before taking the still pictures I posted above, I did a complete walk-through while recording video continuously. I edited out all the views of the floor as I was walking between booths, so here's 24 1/2 minutes of nothing but bicycles. I didn't get every single bike there was, but I'm pretty sure I got all the ones that stand out in the crowd.

    NAHBS 2012 Sacramento, CA 3-2-12 - YouTube

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    What a day!
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    When is the North American Handbuilt Bike Fender show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    What a day!
    Nice! Gotta love winning with your bike and bet you can't wait to get it!
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    What a day!
    Is that actually your bike? (looking at Rockcrusher's comment). FKNA that's awesome man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    Is that actually your bike? (looking at Rockcrusher's comment). FKNA that's awesome man!
    Yep! So stoked! I was admiring Eriksen's winning bike when Potts walked by and said "Congratulations!". I was a bit confused, not realizing they called it a tie between the two builders.

    I was checking out your bike. Very nice! I was the Asian guy wearing a grey hoodie holding two beers. I didn't get a chance to ask if I was talking to Tyrone Shoelaces cuz your buddy came by to chat, so I moved on to score more beers.

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