I have to tell you about one of the great memories of being at the Bicycle Show in Salt Lake City that I attended this last week. I was out front of the Salt Palace Convention Center having my morning coffee. A women walked by with her young son and we chatted about the show, Dad was in at the show and they were taking a break. They went on their way, and a moment later I see them coming back, the boy on his bike and they came up to me and mom tells me that “Oliver” was adamant about getting his bike and matching helmet so he could go back and show the man. So this is Oliver in his cool bike with his helmet. He made my day.
I just came back from attending the NAHBS in Salt Lake City. I got to meet many builders from not only the USA, also South Korea, Verona, Italy, Japan and Canada. There was many vendors showing their new wares and designs and seminars covering many subjects. Above is a wood framed bike, its hollowed and shaped on CNC machines and is very high tech. Many things to see, and meant a lot of new connections and wonderful people who love the cycling culture. Below is Trevor, his parents own the Horton Collection which deals in cycling memorabilia, and the really neat thing is the great Eddie Merckx built this special custom small frame just for Trevor. Lucky kid. Consider attending the next show, you will not be disappointed.
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is the world’s premier showcase for frame builders and its mission is to celebrate the artistry, skill, and inspiration of their craft. Visit their site at: handmadebicycleshow.com