Urban Velo

NAHBS 2008, Friday Feb 8th – 2

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Part two of Friday’s images, bringing the running total to 150+.

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Hunter was showing off these cargo bikes in addition to his other more typical offerings. The 20in wheels and large, low platforms keeps loads close to ground, improving handling.

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Independent Fabrications never ceases to amaze with ingenuity and craftsmanship rolled into one. 20in wheels harken back to the short lived days of F1 racing.

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Kirk brought this road bike over to show off some lugs and stunning paint.

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Naked from BC. Crazy. Internally routed front brake cable, completely custom bars with built in grips, eccentric dropouts, integrated seatmast. Total show bike.

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Proletariat and their road bike were turning some heads.

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Portland locals Renovo were showing off these bikes with front triangles made from sustainable hardwoods. Check those finger joints! 18lbs complete.

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Those signature Retrotec curves. I’m a sucker for lugged fork dropouts.

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The paint on this one from RRVELO really caught my eye. It’ll look even nicer covered in mud on a ‘cross loop.

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Rue Sports had both of these carbon bicycles on display. Yes, carbon. The first sports an ultra-rare Campy Olympic group of which only 100 were rumored to have ben made, and who knows how many are left in pristine condition. The track bike is Brent’s personal ride.

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Ventana always brings out mountain bikes waiting for a ride.

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After years of talking with Alexis at Villin, I finally got the meet him and this beauty of a bike. Copper wrapped tied and soldered logs, Bendix two-speed kickback hub. Oh yeah, total lust.

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Yipsan bicycles is making their premier at the show this year, and with some pretty bikes. 650b mountain bikes are here, at least in the custom field.


  1. unixd0rkFebruary 9, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    some awesome pics man. definitely inspiration for my upcoming trials bike framebuild.

  2. 96SurferFebruary 9, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    The RRVelo cross bike is SWEET! I thought i wanted a Speedvagen but a CARBON Cross Bike is it.

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