February 15, 2011
The 2011 Handbuilt Bike Show is just 10 days away. This year's extravaganza will be hosted in Austin, Feb 25 and 26. Wheel Fanatyk will display our wheels and tools and I hope to see as many of you as possible.
So many unique bikes and components are built for a show like this, attendees are full of anticipation. Among the surprises will be a his and her pair of city bikes conceived by Brett Horton of hortoncollection.com fame. I won't spill the details but am proud to be building the wheels. Ghisallo agreed to make four special profile 650B rims with mahogany inlays.
The hubs are Phil Wood one-offs, the rear contain Rohloff 14 speed internal guts. I could hardly believe my eyes when these hubs arrived in Seattle. Before shipping them back, I caught a couple images.
The finished bikes, with features beyond imagination, debut at the Show. If you can't attend, watch cyclingnews.com or other sources. Once again, the custom bicycle world seems to know no limits.
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