Bicycles

In pictures: Innovation and idiosyncrasies at the 2018 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

In pictures: Innovation and id...
Parlee Cycles' Chebacco cross bike, with its circuit board paint job, was a favorite at the show
Parlee Cycles' Chebacco cross bike, with its circuit board paint job, was a favorite at the show
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Squid Bikes was showcasing this camo-painted singlespeed mountain bike
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Squid Bikes was showcasing this camo-painted singlespeed mountain bike
Squid Bikes also had this eye-catching road bike on hand
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Squid Bikes also had this eye-catching road bike on hand
The handmade part of this one is the front ski attachment, from Fat Bike Skis
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The handmade part of this one is the front ski attachment, from Fat Bike Skis
A titanium cross bike from Russia's Triton Bikes
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A titanium cross bike from Russia's Triton Bikes
We're told that this slogan more or less means "Get out and ride"
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We're told that this slogan more or less means "Get out and ride"
A kid-sized laminated-bamboo bike from Bamboo ARTiculation
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A kid-sized laminated-bamboo bike from Bamboo ARTiculation
Ryan Cargo of Juliet Designs, with a frame made from laminated plywood that's covered in carbon fiber
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Ryan Cargo of Juliet Designs, with a frame made from laminated plywood that's covered in carbon fiber
A full-carbon gravel bike, by Ryan Cargo of Juliet Designs
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A full-carbon gravel bike, by Ryan Cargo of Juliet Designs
A very yellow adventure bike from Olivetti Bicycles
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A very yellow adventure bike from Olivetti Bicycles
A track bike from Dixie Flyer
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A track bike from Dixie Flyer
Chapman Cycles shed some weight on one of its touring bikes, by drilling all these holes in the crankset
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Chapman Cycles shed some weight on one of its touring bikes, by drilling all these holes in the crankset
Chapman Cycles had this bike with matching trailer at the show
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Chapman Cycles had this bike with matching trailer at the show
It's the little things that count – an integrated tail light from J.P. Weigle Cycles
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It's the little things that count – an integrated tail light from J.P. Weigle Cycles
A fast-looking Parlee Cycles triathlon bike
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A fast-looking Parlee Cycles triathlon bike
Nice color scheme on this carbon road bike from Gaulzetti
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Nice color scheme on this carbon road bike from Gaulzetti
The electric-assist Excalibur road bike, by Favaloro
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The electric-assist Excalibur road bike, by Favaloro
A handmade carbon fiber saddle, from Bjorn
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A handmade carbon fiber saddle, from Bjorn
Lance Rake designed a system for building bamboo bikes, in which wedge nuts are inserted inside of the bamboo tubes
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Lance Rake designed a system for building bamboo bikes, in which wedge nuts are inserted inside of the bamboo tubes
Handmade cycling shoes from Riivo become roller blades
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Handmade cycling shoes from Riivo become roller blades
A pinch roller allows a Pinion gearbox to be used on a full-suspension mountain bike
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A pinch roller allows a Pinion gearbox to be used on a full-suspension mountain bike
Interesting frame design on this titanium mountain bike from Ti Cycles
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Interesting frame design on this titanium mountain bike from Ti Cycles
Beautiful paint job on this Sklar mountain bike
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Beautiful paint job on this Sklar mountain bike
It may look like carbon, but this track bike from Stanridge Cycles is actually mainly made of steel
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It may look like carbon, but this track bike from Stanridge Cycles is actually mainly made of steel
It may not be handmade, but this Uno hydraulic derailleur was still kind of cool
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It may not be handmade, but this Uno hydraulic derailleur was still kind of cool
The Cal Poly Bike Builders brought this quirky beer-themed bike, that uses a car-style stickshift to shift gears
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The Cal Poly Bike Builders brought this quirky beer-themed bike, that uses a car-style stickshift to shift gears
Snazzy gold accents on this road bike from Enigma Bikes
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Snazzy gold accents on this road bike from Enigma Bikes
Another beauty from Enigma Bikes
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Another beauty from Enigma Bikes
A teeny tiny titanium kid's bike, by Mosaic Bespoke Bicycles
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A teeny tiny titanium kid's bike, by Mosaic Bespoke Bicycles
An electric-assist cargo bike, made by Bilenky Cycle Works
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An electric-assist cargo bike, made by Bilenky Cycle Works
This Bilenky city bike is equipped with an electric-assist Copenhagen Wheel
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This Bilenky city bike is equipped with an electric-assist Copenhagen Wheel
A track bike from Italy's T Red
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A track bike from Italy's T Red
A hot pink tandem, from Sterling
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A hot pink tandem, from Sterling
A study in black, by Stanridge Cycles
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A study in black, by Stanridge Cycles
A folding titanium cross bike, by Dean Bikes
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A folding titanium cross bike, by Dean Bikes
What would NAHBS be without a bamboo bike from Calfee Design?
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What would NAHBS be without a bamboo bike from Calfee Design?
Horse brought this fine example of its work
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Horse brought this fine example of its work
Fine detailing on the ruby-studded King Plus, by Ascari Bicycles
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Fine detailing on the ruby-studded King Plus, by Ascari Bicycles
A sparkly green cycling shoe, from Simmons Racing
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A sparkly green cycling shoe, from Simmons Racing
Black Sheep Bikes had this titanium model on display, with its huge 36-inch wheels
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Black Sheep Bikes had this titanium model on display, with its huge 36-inch wheels
Bert Vermeulen with his folding titanium Alpaca Bike – the front wheel has a removable hub, allowing it to be stacked snugly against the rear wheel when in transit
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Bert Vermeulen with his folding titanium Alpaca Bike – the front wheel has a removable hub, allowing it to be stacked snugly against the rear wheel when in transit
A front-suspension gravel bike from Vlad Cycles
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A front-suspension gravel bike from Vlad Cycles
A folded-up folding bike, from J.P. Weigle
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A folded-up folding bike, from J.P. Weigle
A classic track bike, by Bishop Bikes
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A classic track bike, by Bishop Bikes
A close-up look at an offering from Italy's Carrer Wooden Bicycles
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A close-up look at an offering from Italy's Carrer Wooden Bicycles
Parlee Cycles' Chebacco cross bike, with its circuit board paint job, was a favorite at the show
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Parlee Cycles' Chebacco cross bike, with its circuit board paint job, was a favorite at the show
Exquisite lugs on this Olivetti bike
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Exquisite lugs on this Olivetti bike
This mountain bike from Altruiste Bikes features a seat tube that bends to one side, to accommodate the rear suspension
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This mountain bike from Altruiste Bikes features a seat tube that bends to one side, to accommodate the rear suspension
This Enigma's color scheme extends to the bars and stem
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This Enigma's color scheme extends to the bars and stem
A nice-looking bike from Cherubim
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A nice-looking bike from Cherubim
Asymmetrical seat stays on this road bike by Weis Manufacturing, designed to compensate for the torque created by the drivetrain
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Asymmetrical seat stays on this road bike by Weis Manufacturing, designed to compensate for the torque created by the drivetrain
A closer look at the Parlee Chebacco's awesome paint job
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A closer look at the Parlee Chebacco's awesome paint job
A leather-wrapped bottle cage and custom bottle, by Ascari Bicycles
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A leather-wrapped bottle cage and custom bottle, by Ascari Bicycles
Color-matched pump on this gravel bike from Breismeister Bicycles
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Color-matched pump on this gravel bike from Breismeister Bicycles
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Last weekend, we once again paid a visit to the world's largest custom-built bicycle event – the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. This year's show was held in Hartford, Connecticut, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Here's a look at some of the wonders and oddities that were on display.

Over the past week, we've already featured some of the more interesting bikes in separate articles. To see some of the other creations that turned our heads, though, just head for our North American Handmade Bicycle Show photo gallery.

Show website: NAHBS

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