NAHBS honours 'Original Six' framebuilders

Collectible box set to be released

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is marking its fifth anniversary by celebrating its "Original Six" framebuilders.

The craftsmen have exhibited every year since the first NAHBS in Houston, Texas, in 2005.

A collectible set of six postcards and a poster is being produced. It will be available through the NAHBS website and at the show.

Limited edition framed sets will be sold to collectors, and some will be auctioned for charity.

Don Walker, the show's founder and director, and one of the Original Six, said: "The idea came to me as a way to honour and thank the original six guys who have been at NAHBS since day one. The NAHBS wouldn't be what it is today without the support and shared vision of these fine craftsmen, who are my colleagues and, more importantly, my friends."

The builders are:

• Craig Calfee, Calfee Design (La Selva Beach, California)

• Nick Crumpton, Crumpton Cycles (Austin, Texas)

• Mike DeSalvo, DeSalvo Custom Cycles (Ashland, Oregon)

• Richard Sachs, Richard Sachs Cycles (Chester, Connecticut)

• Sacha White, The Vanilla Workshop (Portland, Oregon)

• Don Walker, Don Walker Cycles (Speedway, Indiana)

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is a meeting point for framebuilders and consumers looking for custom-made bikes and a showcase for the bicycle as an artform.

It has grown from 23 exhibitors and 700 visitors in its first year to 150+ exhibitors and more than 7,000 visitors in 2008, making it the largest show of its kind in the world.

The 2009 event will be held from 27 February to 1 March at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

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