North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) MAR 6-8 2015

Adora

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We are pleased to announce the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) will be held at The Kentucky International Convention Center located in downtown Louisville, connected via skywalk to 2,300 hotel rooms with an additional 1,800 hotel rooms located within six blocks. http://www.2015.handmadebicycleshow.com/

2015 Exhibitor List http://www.2015.handmadebicycleshow.com/exhibitors/

Award History http://www.2015.handmadebicycleshow.com/about-nahbs/nahbs-award-history/

#10. 2014 – Charlotte, North Carolina
Best City or Utility Bike: Cykel Mageren
Best Road Bike: Kent Eriksen Cycles, Steamboat Springs CO
Best Mountain Bike: Breadwinner Cycles
Best Cyclocross Bike: Retrotec & Inglis Cycles
Best Track Bike: Six-Eleven Bicycle Co.
Best Tandem Bike: Co-Motion Cycles
Best Fillet Frame: Ellis Cycles
Best Tig Frame: Kent Eriksen Cycles
Best Layup: Argonaut Cycles
Best Finish: Independent Fabrication
Best Theme: SyCip Bicycles
Best New Builder: Harvey Cycles
President’s Choice: Peacock Groove
People’s Choice: Six-Eleven Bicycle Co.
Best in Show: Argonaut Cycles

#9. 2013 – Denver, Colorado
Best carbon construction: Alchemy Bicycle Co.
Best steel constructio0n: No Award given
Best road bike: Bishop Bikes
Best lugged frame: Bilenky Cycles
Best experimental design: No Award given
Best TIG frame: Steve Potts Cycles
Best titanium construction: Shared between Kent Eriksen & Black Sheep Fabrication
Best alternative material: Boo Bicycles
Best city bike: Cherubim by Shin-Ichi Konno
Best mountain bike: Retrotec Cycles
Best cyclocross bike: Mosaic Cycles
Best tandem: Shared between Black Sheep Fabrication & Calfee Design
Best utility bicycle: No Award given
Best track bicycle: Matsuda Cycle Factory
Best finish: Winter Bicycles
Best Theme Bike: Moots
People’s Choice: Moots
Best new builder: Avery County Cycles
President’s Choice: Level
Best of Show: English Cycles
#8. 2012 – Sacramento, California
Best Alternative Materials Frame: Paketa Magnesium Bikes
Best Carbon Fiber Frame: Alchemy Bicycle Company
Best City Bike: Ira Ryan Cycles
Best City Bike: Muse Cycles
Best City Bike: Shamrock Cycles
Best Cyclocross Bike: 611 Bicycle Co.
Best Cyclocross Bike: Moots
Best Experimental Bike: Black Sheep Fab.
Best Experimental Bike: Ti Cycles Fabrication
Best Fillet Construction: Bishop Bikes
Best Finish: Vendetta Cycles
Best Lugged Construction: Bishop Bikes
Best Mountain Bike: Naked Bicycles
Best Mountain Bike: Pereira Cycles
Best Mountain Bike: Retrotec-Inglis Cycles
Best Road Bike: Demon Frameworks
Best Road Bike: Rex Cycles
Best Steel Frame: Bishop Bikes
Best Steel Frame: Ellis Cycles Inc.
Best Tandem Bike: Kent Eriksen Cycles
Best Tig Construction: Black Sheep Fab.
Best Titanium Frame: Kent Eriksen Cycles
Best Titanium Frame: Steve Potts Bicycles
Best Track Bike: Rebolledo Cycles
People’s Choice: University of the Fraser Valley
President’s Choice: Cherubim by Shin-Ichi Konno
Rookie of the Year: Stinner Frameworks
Best of Show: Cherubim by Shin-Ichi Konno

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Chris Nolte

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Thanks for posting Adora. I was ogling at the recaps that were circulation across the web last year. I hope I can make it this year. Maybe if all goes well this winter we'll even have something to exhibit :)
 

Adora

Member
How exiting! I would love to go to this show! I am so impressed with home builders of anything!

The lovely Ms. Blake Lively has just launched her website (Link Removed - No Longer Exists) --this is all about hand-made products and hand-spun arts forms; maybe she'd sponsor your bike build?! She's so pretty anyway and it would be nice for you to meet her ;-) Or... maybe I'll email her and ask her to sponsor my ticket to Kentucky lol! B well. Enjoy Germany, they LOVE their bikes!!
 

Adora

Member
Chris and Everybody else --What's your opinion of the Gates belt drive? Are you currently selling any ebikes without chains?

"I was just looking at various frame mounted motor options when Gates approached me to do a project with the latest Gen 2 Bosch motor, their Carbondrive and a Nuvinci hub – a perfect match for this concept ..."

English Cycles is Rob English, winner of Best in Show at the 2013 North American Handmade Bike Show. Custom bicycles built in Eugene, Oregon, USA since 2009. http://www.englishcycles.com/custombikes/no-car-kitty-cargo/
 

Ravi Kempaiah

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Chris and Everybody else --What's your opinion of the Gates belt drive? Are you currently selling any ebikes without chains?

"I was just looking at various frame mounted motor options when Gates approached me to do a project with the latest Gen 2 Bosch motor, their Carbondrive and a Nuvinci hub – a perfect match for this concept ..."

English Cycles is Rob English, winner of Best in Show at the 2013 North American Handmade Bike Show. Custom bicycles built in Eugene, Oregon, USA since 2009. http://www.englishcycles.com/custombikes/no-car-kitty-cargo/

Take a look at Grace MX2: http://www.grace-bikes.com/Bikes/Mx2
 

Chris Nolte

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As Ravi mentioned the Grace MX2 has a similar setup. Frankly I haven't ridden it yet though, but I will at the end of the month. I do have a good amount of experience with Bosch powered bikes and the Nuvinci drive though. With power it's great and it shifts very smoothly, but there are two faults IMO it's heavy and it's not very efficient which makes it difficult to pedal without power. If you do some searches on it you'll see more about it. I can comment more once I ride the bike, but right now I have some hesitation about it and I think I might rather a standard geared IGH.
 

Adora

Member
OMG, What a beauty! I think I'm in love! I want one of those! WOW! And the Grace One --drool factor lol! Not that I could afford one ... but maybe I could sell my Jeep --are these bikes waterproof??? Chris, are you going to sell the Grace?
 
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