The 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) has arrived. I would like to start The Bicycle Escape’s coverage of the event with my new ride, the pictured YiPsan cruiser.
We just built this Quiring Stainless Steel road bike for Jeff. The Bike is built with fat tire clearance for added versatility. Sram Rival components, a BB30 and 32mm tires round out the build. The rig tips the scale at 18.95lbs exactly as you see it picture.
We just finished a new stock build. It is a super rad Independent Fabrication Factory Lightweight built up with a Shimano Ultegra kit.
I have always wanted a rod-brake bicycle and last weekend I achieved that goal. I am now the proud owner of a 1976 Raleigh Tourist DL1.
The latest build here at old TBE was this Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel (of the steel persuasion) for Dennis.
With Big Bear just days away, many of you have come to the same conclusion: 1) It is a wonderful time to break the frame you planned on racing and/or 2) it is a wonderful time to replace your old frame/bike.
This YiPsan 650b mountain bike turned quite a few heads. Tons of tire clearance and tons of style.
We just got in a very special and very custom little bike (12″ seat tube) for a woman we will call Jaja (not her real name).
This weekend Danielle and I (well, Danielle) broke in one of the new TBE Demo bikes, a Specialized Women’s Safire FSR. We rode at the Frederick Water Shed and the weather was beautiful as was the ride.
Somehow we have been getting lots of old school BMX bikes lately. Here is the latest blast from the past. It is a 1985 Schwinn Predator Qualifier.
We just finished tuning and doing a little refurb’ work on this old school BMX bike. The frame is a Diamond Back Hot Streak. The chrome frame is complete with built in foot platforms.
This Thursday’s Jeff Jones visit was a great success. Jeff addressed a crowd of about 25 cyclists. He explained his philosophy on frame design and frame building.
Here is a sneak peak at some of the 2009 Specialized Langsters. For the new year the big red ‘S’ added Las Vegas, Tokyo, and San Francisco to the fixed gear, city-themed line-up.
A Couple of weeks ago we sent a Specialized Roubaix frame to Calfee Design for repair. The frame was damaged in a freak accident. The non-drive chainstay was gouged badly. As the pictures show the work preformed by the Calfee staff is exceptional!
I have always admired frames built in the lugged tradition. Their timeless beauty, durability, and ride quality are exceptional
This bright and cheery 29er was built as a demo bike and to be enjoyed by Crazy-Danielle. The 16” built bike weighs 26.69 lbs and has custom blue pin striping on the Fox F-29 fork.
As some of you may know Danielle and I recently relocated to a home closer to the shop. Part of the reason we moved was to make it easy to cycle to the shop.
As I mentioned in a previous post the single speed fever is now an outbreak. Here is a single speed Independent Fabrication Steel Deluxe that I just had to share. For you gram counters she tips the scale at 24.11 lbs. as she sets.