The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has always had many facets since its modest beginnings in 2005. On the one hand, it’s a chance for the world to see what the industry’s finest builders do on a regular basis for their customers. But on the other, it’s also a showcase for spectacular one-offs that are sometimes neither practical nor logical but are beautiful and amazing nonetheless.
In our continuing coverage from this year’s show in Louisville, Kentucky, we bring you some amazing paintwork by Erik Noren of Peacock Groove in Minneapolis, Minnesota; an utterly over-the-top carbon, gold, and crocodile hide creation from Italy’s Sarto Cycles; an incredible display of titanium TIG-welding by Japanese builder Futaq; and Shamrock Cycles’ unspeakably cute custom push bike.
Japanese builder futaq brought to nahbs this stunning titanium creation called samurai. from a distance, it looks to be built from a bunch of deftly curved tubes but upon closer inspectioné:
Stay tuned for more coverage from NAHBS and start planning to attend next year’s show in Sacramento, California.