IF Caffeine Racer
“Caffeine Racer” – Photo © Independent Fabrication

Independent Fabrication has photos of their NAHBS bikes posted on their blog.

IF Blog

Folk Engineered

Folk Engineered – Newark, NJ from Jeff Zelevansky on Vimeo.

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has us in a handmade bike sort of mood. This lovely video is from Jeff Zelevansky…

Folk Engineered
Jeff Zelevansky Photography

Austin Builders

The Austin American-Statesman created this video as part of their coverage of the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Austin, TX.

Austin 360

Urban Velo NAHBS Pics

Urban Velo

Urban Velo has posted their first set of pics from NAHBS.

Urban Velo

Big Adventure. Small Wheels.

Russ & Laura with Bromptons

Our pals Russ & Laura over at The Path Less Pedaled are getting ready to embark on their next adventure. This one is a trip that couldn’t be closer to our own hearts: a multi-modal cross-country tour combining passenger trains, bike advocacy, and Bromptons. Wow. From their press release:

AUSTIN, Texas (February 25, 2011) – At this yearʼs North American Handmade Bike Show, Russ Roca and Laura Crawford announced their next epic bicycle adventure. It is their “Big Adventure. Small Wheels” tour. They will be riding Bromptons – a 16-inch-wheel folding bicycle that folds into the size of a small suitcase. Combining folding bikes and trains, they will cross the country and redefine the American road trip.

In 2009, Russ Roca and Laura Crawford sold everything they owned to travel around the US by bicycle and started PathLessPedaled.com. They pedaled 10,000 miles over 15 months, and spoke about bicycle touring, following your dreams, and simple living to people across the country.

“We want to show that car-less travel is not only possible, but is a viable and adventurous way to travel,” say Roca and Crawford.

This time, however, they wonʼt be hitting the road alone. Their 2800+ Facebook fans and 1200+ Twitter followers will assist them on their journey. Their readers will be encouraged to actively help them find fascinating people, local food stops, breath-taking views, and hidden gems along the way. It will be a constantly changing “choose your own adventure,” and their readers will help guide the way.

All the while, there will be constant suspense as people wonder if they can really climb mountain passes, as well as board trains, with their small-wheeled Bromptons.

What a fantastic trip! I’m looking forward to living vicariously through their adventure over this coming year. You can track Russ & Laura’s progress on their website and Facebook page:

Web: www.pathlesspedaled.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pathlesspedaled

NAHBS Kicks Off Tomorrow


The North American Handmade Bicycle Show kicks off tomorrow in Austin, Texas. We have friends covering the show for us. Depending upon how their schedules pan out, we may have coverage for you during the show, otherwise we’ll have a full report next week when they return.

NAHBS 2011

1×10 Drivetrains at V/O

V/O Blog

We talked about 1x_ derailleur drivetrains last summer and converted one of our bikes to a 1×9 (read about it here and here). Today over at the Velo Orange blog, Chris posted about a possible 1×10 project bike and is looking for feedback from those who have ridden 1x_ drivetrains. There’s an interesting conversation going on in the comments under his post.

Velo Orange Blog

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