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In pictures: The 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

In pictures: The 2015 North Am...
Gizmag brings you our picks from NAHBS 2015 (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag brings you our picks from NAHBS 2015 (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag brings you our picks from NAHBS 2015 (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag brings you our picks from NAHBS 2015 (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Nice internal cable routing on this Savvy wooden bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Nice internal cable routing on this Savvy wooden bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
The carbon fiber composite frame of the 16-lb (7.25-kg) Signorina from Abbott Cycles looks like ... well, it looks like a naked lady (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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The carbon fiber composite frame of the 16-lb (7.25-kg) Signorina from Abbott Cycles looks like ... well, it looks like a naked lady (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
See? This is her butt (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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See? This is her butt (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Some gorgeous touches on this road bike by Love Baum ... (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Some gorgeous touches on this road bike by Love Baum ... (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
There's this fork detail (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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There's this fork detail (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
And an exquisite lug (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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And an exquisite lug (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
This black walnut unicycle from Sojourner Cyclery is the first wooden one we've ever seen (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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This black walnut unicycle from Sojourner Cyclery is the first wooden one we've ever seen (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
This cruiser from Groovy Cycleworks likewise sports a nice wood-bodied headlight (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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This cruiser from Groovy Cycleworks likewise sports a nice wood-bodied headlight (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
... and a wooden tail light (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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... and a wooden tail light (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
It also has a beautiful undersea-themed paint job (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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It also has a beautiful undersea-themed paint job (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
The all-titanium Samurai Bike is intended to evoke the spirit of the Japanese warriors of the same name (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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The all-titanium Samurai Bike is intended to evoke the spirit of the Japanese warriors of the same name (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
It was hard to miss this aluminum/bamboo-framed fatbike from Boo Bicycles (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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It was hard to miss this aluminum/bamboo-framed fatbike from Boo Bicycles (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
This tiny balance bike from Shamrock Cycles could easily be missed, however – the card at the front explained how it was made for the (fictitious) sport of baby bicycle racing (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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This tiny balance bike from Shamrock Cycles could easily be missed, however – the card at the front explained how it was made for the (fictitious) sport of baby bicycle racing (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Shamrock was also displaying this bike with an eye-catching paint job (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Shamrock was also displaying this bike with an eye-catching paint job (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
A closer look at the finish (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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A closer look at the finish (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Cykelmageren won Best Artisan Bike for this one-off stainless steel creation (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Cykelmageren won Best Artisan Bike for this one-off stainless steel creation (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
An interesting electric cargo bike from Bilenky (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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An interesting electric cargo bike from Bilenky (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Connor Wood Bicycles created this one-of-a-kind bike using wooden blanks that would ordinarily be lathed into Louisville Slugger baseball bats (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Connor Wood Bicycles created this one-of-a-kind bike using wooden blanks that would ordinarily be lathed into Louisville Slugger baseball bats (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Connor also had this very nice wooden cyclocross bike on display, which was made mainly from reclaimed black walnut (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Connor also had this very nice wooden cyclocross bike on display, which was made mainly from reclaimed black walnut (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
The lighter stripe down the middle is American white ash (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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The lighter stripe down the middle is American white ash (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
If you had $27,000 lying around, you could have bought this Sarto 18K – the carbon fiber beauty is trimmed with 18-karat gold and crocodile skin (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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If you had $27,000 lying around, you could have bought this Sarto 18K – the carbon fiber beauty is trimmed with 18-karat gold and crocodile skin (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
This carbon fiber frame from Ventus Custom Cycles was made using an interesting technique ... (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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This carbon fiber frame from Ventus Custom Cycles was made using an interesting technique ... (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
High-impact polystyrene internal molds were created with a 3D printer, carbon fiber was applied to the outside of them using a vacuum-bagging technique, and then the molds were dissolved away, leaving just the carbon frame tubes behind (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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High-impact polystyrene internal molds were created with a 3D printer, carbon fiber was applied to the outside of them using a vacuum-bagging technique, and then the molds were dissolved away, leaving just the carbon frame tubes behind (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Fatbikes are made largely for winter use, so this one from Vibe Cycles appropriately has a snowflake-shaped tail light (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Fatbikes are made largely for winter use, so this one from Vibe Cycles appropriately has a snowflake-shaped tail light (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
This electric Bamboost cargo bike from HERObike features a composite frame made from carbon fiber, balsa wood and woven bamboo (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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This electric Bamboost cargo bike from HERObike features a composite frame made from carbon fiber, balsa wood and woven bamboo (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
A nice oak-framed bike from Woody Bicycles (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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A nice oak-framed bike from Woody Bicycles (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Green Pea Bicycles created this unique front suspension – it has an elastomer shock under the handlebar, and the two skinny grey tubes flex up and down (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Green Pea Bicycles created this unique front suspension – it has an elastomer shock under the handlebar, and the two skinny grey tubes flex up and down (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Not all of the bikes at NAHBS were new – the Kentucky Wheelmen were displaying this 1920's Wastyn track bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Not all of the bikes at NAHBS were new – the Kentucky Wheelmen were displaying this 1920's Wastyn track bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
They were also showing off this 1892 G&J American Rambler (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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They were also showing off this 1892 G&J American Rambler (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
The rider would swing themselves onto the bike by first stepping on the peg by the rear drop-out (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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The rider would swing themselves onto the bike by first stepping on the peg by the rear drop-out (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
It featured solid rubber tires, and a no-longer-seen braking arrangement (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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It featured solid rubber tires, and a no-longer-seen braking arrangement (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Erik Noren from Peacock Groove, lookin' tough with his custom electric cruiser (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Erik Noren from Peacock Groove, lookin' tough with his custom electric cruiser (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
The bike was made as part of a promotion by Shimano, and incorporates the company's Steps e-bike system (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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The bike was made as part of a promotion by Shimano, and incorporates the company's Steps e-bike system (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
The headlight is powered by a separate front hub dynamo (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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The headlight is powered by a separate front hub dynamo (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Peacock Groove also brought along this awesome full-suspension tandem mountain bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Peacock Groove also brought along this awesome full-suspension tandem mountain bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Raymond Bicycle Company's Unatandem lets two riders fit on a bicycle that's about the size of a regular one-rider bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Raymond Bicycle Company's Unatandem lets two riders fit on a bicycle that's about the size of a regular one-rider bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Check out the carbon lugs on this bike by Calfee Design (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Check out the carbon lugs on this bike by Calfee Design (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
It also features a simple rear suspension (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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It also features a simple rear suspension (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Tired of your Garmin Edge computer taking up handlebar space? The Calfee bike additionally has this built-in mount that frees up the bars (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Tired of your Garmin Edge computer taking up handlebar space? The Calfee bike additionally has this built-in mount that frees up the bars (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
The Calfee also lets the rider check the battery status of the Shimano Di2 electronic shifting system, via the green LED visible in the stem cap (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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The Calfee also lets the rider check the battery status of the Shimano Di2 electronic shifting system, via the green LED visible in the stem cap (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
If you don't like bent derailleurs and grimy chains, then you might like this mountain bike from Reeb – it features a Pinion sealed gearbox and a Gates belt drive (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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If you don't like bent derailleurs and grimy chains, then you might like this mountain bike from Reeb – it features a Pinion sealed gearbox and a Gates belt drive (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Stunning lug work on this Cherubim bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Stunning lug work on this Cherubim bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
... plus its wheels are held on using wing nuts (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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... plus its wheels are held on using wing nuts (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag brings you our picks from NAHBS 2015 (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag brings you our picks from NAHBS 2015 (Photo: Ben Coxworth/Gizmag.com)
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Ever since its beginnings in 2005, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show has invited boutique bicycle builders from around the world to show off their finest, most innovative creations. Over the past few days, we've shared a number of the highlights from this year's show. Here's a quick look at some other awesome NAHBS bikes, that also caught our eye.

The great thing about small builders is that their relatively low output gives them more freedom to build quirky bikes – things that the big companies wouldn't risk mass-producing. Just as was the case last year, we found plenty of examples of such machines at this year's show in Louisville, Kentucky.

To check them out – both the ones we've covered already and a bunch we haven't – just pay a visit to the photo gallery.

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1 comment
unklmurray
What I don't understand is why does most bike designers think we like our butts to be higher than the handle bars.......I always have to redo all the cables as they are 2 short 4 my ape hangers!!