Friday, March 20, 2015
The Most Beautiful Handmade Bikes in the U.S.
Part trade show, part art exhibition, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show spotlights the functional beauty of bikes, as well as the craftsmen who create them.
Bearded masses from around the world packed into booths to marvel at subtle TIG welds, discuss the intricacies of brazing techniques, and debate the supremacy of steel, titanium, or bamboo. Fat bikes and gravel racers continued to gain popularity, and while most builders brought some variation on those themes, each had their own unique spin.