the show itself is a good time…i’d recommend it to anyone with an appreciation of fine details within the craft of frame building. It’s almost easy to take for granted what’s going into each of these bikes when you see them lined up in this format. If you ever go to one…..take your time with each frame and study the details and subtle differences from one builder to the next…..they’re all different and the builders character really shows up through their work, and styling. We’re lucky to have a show like this… Isn’t it a great thing being a bike geek ?

The location of next years show has been set to Indianapolis, i doubt we’ll be making it to next years show. Two years in a row is fine….we’ll catch the show on the rebound when it lands in Minneapolis, or Denver, Or maybe even Missoula Montana.

a few more pics from our last evening in Portland:
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and two more pics….

and was introduced to Strawberry Frames by Noel, who just put a deposit down on one of these fine beauties.

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Naked had a good showing….not only did they win ‘Best of Show’, ‘ Peoples Choice’ and ‘Don Walkers Choice’ but the bike also stole the heart of none other than Lance Armstrong who reportedly purchased the bike for display piece for a measely $12,000.

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Chris Igleheart, formely of Fat Chance which is why the fork resembles the ‘Big One’ forks of the past. Beautiful bikes…and matter of fact Chris had a Columbus tubed road bike for sale that almost came home with me…for sale with Ultegra group for $2600 !

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Chris King is starting to get the itch to build frames again after conversation regarding his first incarnation started to build buzz. We welcome the thought of King lugged frames….

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brothers…Jay and Jeremy from Sycip looks like they had alot of fun building bikes specifically for the show.

fixed gear bike with a disc brake on the crankset:

townie type bike with beer taps as the shift levers

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Steve Garro, the man behind Coconino….not sure if any of you know Steve but you should at least know the name. Steve was hit by a car a few years ago, lost use of his legs and now uses an offroad hand pedal cart. He’s got major cajones, has more passion for cycling than we’ll ever begin to know and also just happens to build a very beautiful, yet practical bike. I’d recommend his blog for good reading.

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