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2012 NAHBS North American Handmade Bike Show | Sacramento

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by thinkcooper, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Spent Sunday morning at bike church, snapping away at some great examples of bicycle art. This was the year of the BFFB (Big F**king Functional Bike). Sexy commuters and cargo bikes, along with plenty of fat and skinny tired rides.

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  2. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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  3. Farcanalman

    Farcanalman  

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    Feb 12, 2012
    I am so glad this is about bicycles and not motorcycles! What make is the 11th one down(olive green road bike)? I want one so badly!
     
  4. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    The builder is Todd Ingermanson, great guy, owner of Black Cat Bikes here in Santa Cruz. It's a gorgeous bike indeed. black cat bicycles
     
  5. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

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    The blue 29er is also a Black Cat right? Any closeups of that bike?

    The bike with the banana seat and fat franks, is that a Yipsan? I'm trying to figure out the bent top tube.

    The Retrotec Twin looks really nice as well. Thanks for sharing the photos - a pleasure for the eyes!
     
  6. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Good eye on all the above. The bike with banana seat is indeed from Yipsan. Really cool. Reminds me of builds from Rat Rod Bikes

    The only close-up I have of the blue SS 29er from Black Cat is of the downtube.

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  7. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    More Retrotec goodness:

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  8. cherrywood

    cherrywood Mu-43 Regular

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    Hello , great photos, used to own a bicycle shop, so was interested in what was being made during this time frame.

    Had 2 Albert Eisentraut frames in the 70"s, and let them go. Still kicking my self over that sale.

    Was there any bikes by" Burly Bikes" from oregon there,? any photos of same.
    Thanks for the photos.
     
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  9. fgbrault

    fgbrault Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 2, 2012
    A marvelous show and terrific photos.
     
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  10. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    I didn't see Burley at the show. I think they are having most of their stuff fabbed in Asia these days. Albert sure is one of those old school names. There were a few North American frame building royals at the show: Bruce Gordon, Tom Ritchie, Craig Calfee, Richard Sachs to name a few.
     
  11. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

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    The young lady on the left has her priorities correct. I hope she enjoyed it!

     
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  12. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Eric
    Always love seeing the Richard Sachs bikes. Same colour scheme every year and they always look amazing.
     
  13. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    About a six year wait list for a Sachs frame these days. :eek:
     
  14. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 11, 2011
    Spoke-gasm! Nice shots, thanks for sharing.
     
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  15. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nice shots, makes me yearn for my old Zeus.
     
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  16. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

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    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe

    I want this...err...bike. :cool: