Sunday, March 04, 2012

North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show 2012


North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show in Sacramento was amazing. We spent the day filled with bicycle lust. I really wanted an eleven-pound $13,000 carbon piece of cycle goodness — Festka — that even came with it's own signed and numbered matching jersey. In the end, I bought a nice chain, a ti wrench for the fixed gear bike, and a bit of bike jewelry for Tricia.

She liked her bracelet, but really fell in love with a sweet steel-frame Cielo and it's matching fenders, complete with all Chris King parts. But we didn't order one.

Tricia and sheila Moon!We did get to meet cycling-clothing goddess Sheila Moon, who I think was amused by our celebrity stalker treatment of her when I asked to shoot a photo of her with Tricia.

Among the goodies we saw:  Bamboo bikes, hardwood bikes, a Brompton semi-formal cycling jacket that I loved, a whiskey flask bike mount, Carbon belt drive (to replace chains) Fat tire bikes with four-inch wide tires and only half a fork. We went to an art bike parade, a gallery featuring bike art, and had dinner with buddies.

Here are a few photos, more than I usually post, but what the heck.

chris king lust
Chris King lust.

Edible Pedal; bike shop
Edible Pedal after event party.

carbon belt drive
Carbon belt drive. No grease!

booze holder flask
Is it wrong that I want this?

Brompton jacket
Brompton water proof jacket with hidden reflectors.

no fork, fat tire
Super-fat tires, half a fork.

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