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North American Handmade Bicycle Show, March 6, 2009

Mike DeSalvo celebrates his tenth year in the business
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DeSalvo has also rolled back pricing on the 10th anniversary frameset
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DeSalvo built this bike as a 'no carbon' demonstrator -
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The slender blades are brazed into an elegantly sloping crown.
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DeSalvo doesn't do carbon but he does do titanium -
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DeSalvo built this matching 'hers' bike
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Even the components are painted to match.
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Keith Anderson is best known for his paint work
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Anderson says he spent three months in total
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From there, he says the rest of the bike took just ten days
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There's obviously no provision for saddle height adjustment
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Keith Anderson's sons are lucky kids.
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Keith Anderson also painted this 'Fruit Stripe' bike
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A steady hand, a steady hand…
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Noren built this frame with long-gone Tange Ultrastrong fluted tubing.
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Noren also commissioned an artist to do this sweet disc wheel finish.
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Peacock Groove also showed off this gleaming copper-plated rig.
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Colorado-based Spectrum Powder Works
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Check out the perfectly applied pinstriping
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Spectrum Powder Works founder Mark Brandt
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Brandt says his Fluid Fabrication frames will
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Not surprisingly, Brandt gave this Fluid 69er frame
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Spectrum also did the work on this steel frame from Strong.
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Who needs paint?
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Joseph Ahearne has earned a solid reputation
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This unfinished Ahearne frame shows off
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Dual chain stays have become an Ahearne signature feature.
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This unique seat stay treatment is another
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In case you're ever overseas and need some spare change…
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Nick Crumpton showed off this time trial frame
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Naturally the aero-profiled seat tube sports a deep wheel cutout.
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Crumpton is best known for its sweet full-carbon road bikes…
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…though the 'cross bike looks worthy of a mention, too.
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NAHBS organizer Don Walker built this bright red track bike
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Walker also displayed the only track tandem of the show.
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Nice brazing work here.
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Walker has opened up Speedway Handmade Bicycle Works in Speedway, Indiana,
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Relatively new builder Geekhouse brought some of the most striking
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The segmented fork crowns provided a nice visual transition
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Geekhouse launched a new dropout design at NAHBS
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Beefy dropouts feature a thru-axle design.
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Jordan Hufnagel bases his framebuilding operation
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This commuter got the full treatment
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Hufnagel also builds full-on race rigs
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The rear derailleur housing is neatly run
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David Kirk has been in business for twenty years now
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The braced single-arm rear brake housing stop
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Kirk's is some of the best brazing work we've ever seen.
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Kirk offers these elegantly curved seat stays as an option.
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Italian framebuilder Tiziano Zullo
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This TIG-welded road beauty was just waiting for a home.
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Flex? Not on the back of this Zullo.
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Zullo also showed off this red period piece
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Check out the subtle crease in the top tube.
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French framebuilder Cyfac was among some of the bigger brands
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Cyfac says their unique seat stay treatment
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Cyfac offers BB30 bottom bracket shells
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Groovy built this showstopper to help bring attention
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Color coordination to the max!
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The graphics scheme was inspired by the event's logo.
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Kelly Bedford was long-time builder, production manager and frame designer
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Simply beautiful.
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We're not sure who makes this bottom bracket shell
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Paint on this K. Bedford custom frame is by Joe Bell.
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This October frame uses a mix of titanium and carbon fiber.
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This bike is hot!
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Christopher Igleheart built this custom 650B mountain bike
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Igleheart had a number of bikes on display
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Igleheart apparently wasn’t satisfied with conventional cable hangers
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We're used to seeing Richard Sachs' masterpieces in pristine condition like this…
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…but think that Sachs himself prefers to see his 'cross frames like this.
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A just-for-show frame leaves Sachs' tried-and-true construction techniques
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Two-time Olympian 'Fast Freddy' Markham is now building frames
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These aren't actually lugs.
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Indianapolis-based Shamrock Cycles didn't have to travel far for the show.
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This was one of the cooler custom racks we saw at NAHBS.
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Long-time titanium builder Moots brought a diverse array
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Moots' Gristle 69er featured a new Chris King InSet headset.
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Form is a new frame label but its builders come from Titus.
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BB30 bottom brackets are quickly gaining favor among the handbuilt crowd
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Form also showed off this TIG-welded steel 'cross bike
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Form also offers mountain bikes
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Yipsan brought several bikes to NAHBS
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Yipsan saw fit to polish up this Shimano crank for its show bike.
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The rear brake cable hanger is cleanly integrated
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Vicious Cycles displayed this gorgeous snow bike.
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Just in case there was any question as to what the bike was meant to do.
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In addition to its excellent singles, Vicious is also well known
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Rich Adams says he specializes in road and singlespeed frames
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The rear rack, fenders and chain guard are all crafted in wood
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The Austin-based True Fabrications trio
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Road? Mountain? Track? Commuter?
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Villin builder Alexis Dold
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Dold believes he is the only framebuilder using forge-welded
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The Damascus plates give a unique look to various bits
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Dean demonstrated their capabilities
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A custom fork and integrated bar are featured up front.
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Dean can also perfectly 'normal' bikes like this 'cross racer.
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Alchemy Bicycles had among its collection
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Check out the tubes brazed right through the chain stays
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Alchemy angled the dropouts quite a bit
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Brooks had the usual array of saddles on hand
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Any guess as to how long this took to do?
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Every available bit of surface on this Pegoretti
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Co-Motion developed the Pangea as a do-everything, go-anywhere
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Vincent Dominguez made the trip from Minneapolis
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This Hunter mountain bike frame looks normal enough from this side…
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…but check out the unique dropout treatment on this side!
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Hunter also included this heavy-duty utiilty bike in the booth.
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Chuck Schlesinger builds his Sadilah frames one at a time
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Sillgey definitely wins the prize for brightest booth at NAHBS.
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CCM is hoping someone needs a ride!
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Paragon dropouts were a common sight
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Henry James was on hand showing off some lugs.
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Looking to build frames yourself?
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Suzanne Carlson makes custom head tube badges
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Cane Creek adds a 1" threaded version
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How's this for detail?
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Thomson's seat collars are now in production
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Paul Components showed off a new chain guide
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Want a custom rack but can't handle the custom price?
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Paul's new light mount
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If that doesn't work, there is also a light mount
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Paul is still going hard at the CNC machining game
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White Industries had a new set of toe clip-compatible pedals
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Cartridge bearings and machined aluminum construction are used throughout.
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Brooks brings back the Imperial model
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The lower edge is tied together
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fi'zi:k's wall display shows off its custom capabilities…
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…though we're certain fi'zi:k won't earn any friends at PETA any time soon.
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Orbit offers this novel solution for keeping your coffee in your mug
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Scrub showed off these aluminum rotors.
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Renova had a variety of innovative designs in the booth
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Effetto Mariposa is now directing their attention
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Sheila Moon and Barbara Howe model the latest styles.
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This Sheila Moon wool jacket
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Baileyworks showed up with a mountain
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