North American Handmade Bicycle Show

I had the pleasure of attending the NAHBS 2018 Day 1 today.  It was my first time at the show, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Beside the amazing custom bikes with custom parts and paint jobs it was the passion of the builders that stood out the most.

More than one of the builders I spoke to talked about the pleasure of sharing the build process with the customer and how much it meant to them.  The look in their eyes as they talked about it really told you just how much they enjoyed the process.

I focused on bikes for Day 1.  There were many to ogle over and convent.   What follows are just some of the bikes that the NAHBS 2018 Day 1.

NAHBS 2018 DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS

2018 NAHBS Day 1 Stinner
2018 NAHBS Day 1 Stinner
2018 NAHBS Day 1 Stinner

Stinner Frameworks.  Ti frame and fork, 650B Boost, 21-22 lbs.

2018 NAHBS Day 1 Porter Cycles
2018 NAHBS Day 1 Porter Cycles
2018 NAHBS Day 1 Porter Cycles

Porter Cycles trail bike.  Tig welded Columbus and Dedacciai tubing w/ stainless custom racks (panniers fix either front or rear), 1×9 Sram drivetrain, 26×2.5 wheels.

2018 NAHBS Day 1 Squid Bikes
2018 NAHBS Day 1 Squid Bikes

Squid Bikes. Tracklocross Fixie w/ custom hand painted frame and fork.

2018 NAHBS Day 1 Salt Air Bikes

SaltAir Bikes. Disc road, hand built in SLC, UT.  Features 12 speed Pinion Gearbox.

2018 NAHBS Day 1 TPNTOH

TPNTOH Bikes Ti Cyclocross w/ SRAM Etap, Industry Nine hubs and Paragon slider dropouts.

Stinner Frameworks MTB 2018 NAHBS Day 1

Stinner Frameworks. Steel MTB w/ Adventure Fork, Eccentric BB, Manual 2x, Ti seat post (New for Stinner) and adjustable head angle.

Enigma Green 2018 NAHBS Day 1

Enigma Bikes. Steel Road w/ Columbus tubing.

Engima 2018 NAHBS Day 1

Enigma Bikes. Ti Road.  Engima bikes are completely made in house with as many British parts as possible.

HORSE 2018 NAHBS Day 1

Horse Cycles – All Road. Steel True Temper w/ custom paint featuring Horse’s “Tiger Claw” print.  700×45 (can run up to 47’s).

Breismeister 2018 NAHBS Day 1

Breismeister – Gravel. Fillet Brazed Columbus tubing.  Builder/Owner Doug said he wanted a gravel bike with clean lines, that handle well with skinny tires and wide.  He also wanted a racy look.

Ritchey AM 2018 NAHBS Day 1

Ritchey – Timberwolf All Mtn.  Logic Tubing, 140mm fork, and 27.5 x 2.25 wheels.

Ritchey Gravel 2018 NAHBS Day 1

Ritchey – Outback.  Ritchey’s answer to gravel bikes.  Logic Tubing, 142×100 spacing, 40C tires.

Black Sheep 2018 NAHBS Day 1

Black Sheep – 36er. Shimano XTR Di2, Thomson Dropper, SON Hub and custom panniers.

Come back tomorrow as I’ll be bringing highlights from Day 2 of the 2018 NAHBS Show.  Day 2 I’ll highlight some of the best components of the show.