If you’re going to be in New York between now and August 15, you must get by the Museum of Arts and Design to see Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle. About the exhibition:
This exhibition features the designs of six internationally renowned bicycle builders who have authored some of the most revolutionary developments in their craft. Through their manipulation of steel, aluminum and titanium, these artisans produce racing bicycles for champion athletes, mountain and cyclocross bicycles for negotiating vertiginous terrain, urban bicycles for stylishly transporting commuters, and elegantly stripped down randonneur bicycles for epic journeys.
The show was curated by Michael Maharam with Sacha White for the MADprojects Gallery.
Mike Flanigan, Alternative Needs Transportation (A.N.T.), Holliston, MA
Jeff Jones, Jeff Jones Custom Bicycles, Medford, OR
Dario Pegoretti, Pegoretti Cicli, Caldonazzo, Italy
Richard Sachs, Richard Sachs Cycles, Warwick, MA
Peter Weigle, JP Weigle Cycles, Lyme, CT
Sacha White, Vanilla Bicycles, Portland, OR
Mike Flanigan sent me a copy of the show catalog and it’s a beauty. If you love the builders’ art, but you’re not able to make the show, you can pick up the catalog online from Lars Müller Publishers. It’s a worthwhile addition to any bike-fiend’s book collection.