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North American Hand Made Bicycle Show

Portland, Oregon, USA, February 8 - 10, 2008

Talented hands converge on the Pacific Northwest

By James Huang in Portland, Oregon

This year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show opens its doors this weekend with its longest exhibitor list yet and a new venue in downtown Portland, Oregon. According to show organizer Don Walker, the 2008 NAHBS will host 155 exhibitors as compared to just 23 in the inaugural show just three years ago. Given the host city's notoriously bicycle-crazy population, last year's figure of approximately 4000 figures is also almost guaranteed to be eclipsed by a wide margin.

"What's happened is the NAHBS has taken me in a whole new direction," said Walker. "I spend twelve months a year working on the show now. I didn't really intend to be a show promoter, it just happened that way. My vision was always to make it more of a show than a seminar. The main focus in my mind was to raise awareness of the handmade frame building industry, and so far I think we're doing a fair job of accomplishing that."

Stay tuned to Cyclingnews for daily coverage from the show floor, and more information can be found at www.handmadebicycleshow.com.

North American Hand Made Bicycle Show coverage





Part 1

February 7

2008 show preview


Part 2

February 9

Showcase of talent moves into fourth year


Part 3

February 10

Who needs cars?


Part 4

February 12

More alternative materials than ever


Part 5

February 15

Local builders come out in force


Part 6

February 19

NAHBS still awash with 'normal' bikes