Sunday, February 28, 2010

Riddle me this...

One of the blogs I follow is my friend, Marty's and his bike shop blog The Prarie Peddler. He posted some pictures taken at the North American Handbuilt Bike Show today. As I'm looking at the photos, I'm thinking, first that the bikes he chose as his favorites could also very well be mine. It too have a soft spot for an orange bike having several. But second, all his favorite bikes shown and the fact that the majority of builders at the show are working in steel, not carbon fiber is somewhat telling with regards to what bike folks really want to see. Sure there are a few exceptions of builders using carbon, aluminum, or titanium as their material of choice, but it's the steel bikes from the show that hold the attention of the fans of the handbuilt show. Something to think about.

Another buddy who owns Monkey Wrench Cycles in Lincoln, NE will take deliver of this bike after the show.


(What's playing: Fresh Air from January with a story on Satchel Paige)


Ben said...

Nate does have impeccable taste. I'm a sucker for cruisers though. Rody's bike with the triple plate crown gets my vote.

Head Honcho said...

Like I said in the blog, the use of the vintage XT on this bike is a total touch of class.