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NAHBS 2012 part 3: Ahearne to Hunter

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Eriksen displayed this stunning S&S coupling-equipped titanium road tandem.

Eriksen displayed this stunning S&S coupling-equipped titanium road tandem. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Eriksen had just about every possible frame style they offer on display at NAHBS, including this Cannondale Lefty-equipped 29er hardtail.

Eriksen had just about every possible frame style they offer on display at NAHBS, including this Cannondale Lefty-equipped 29er hardtail. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The Kappius rear hub is built with a proprietary oversized freehub body that only works with a modified SRAM Red cassette.

The Kappius rear hub is built with a proprietary oversized freehub body that only works with a modified SRAM Red cassette. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Eriksen fitted one of the show bikes with Kappius hubs with monstrously oversized carbon fiber shells.

Eriksen fitted one of the show bikes with Kappius hubs with monstrously oversized carbon fiber shells. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Eriksen adds just a bit of arc to the rear end of this 650b hardtail.

Eriksen adds just a bit of arc to the rear end of this 650b hardtail. (Image credit: James Huang)
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44mm-diameters are fast becoming standard issue amongst the NAHBS crowd.

44mm-diameters are fast becoming standard issue amongst the NAHBS crowd. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Kent Eriksen is playing with 650b wheels as used on this titanium hardtail.

Kent Eriksen is playing with 650b wheels as used on this titanium hardtail. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dave Wages of Ellis Cycles adds a neat touch to the top of these seat stays.

Dave Wages of Ellis Cycles adds a neat touch to the top of these seat stays. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The head tube is brazed into lugs on this Ellis Cycles frame but the top tube and down tube are then attached using fillet brazing.

The head tube is brazed into lugs on this Ellis Cycles frame but the top tube and down tube are then attached using fillet brazing. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Eriksen fitted this hardtail with a proper Lefty-compatible head tube.

Eriksen fitted this hardtail with a proper Lefty-compatible head tube. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Monstercrossers were a popular segment at this year's NAHBS.

Monstercrossers were a popular segment at this year's NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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S&S couplers on the Eriksen tandem allow it to break down and fit into two standard-sized bike cases.

S&S couplers on the Eriksen tandem allow it to break down and fit into two standard-sized bike cases. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Eriksen fitted this titanium tandem with an Enve Composites cockpit and Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 transmission.

Eriksen fitted this titanium tandem with an Enve Composites cockpit and Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 transmission. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Check out the Kent Eriksen logo on the seat stay bridge of this titanium tandem.

Check out the Kent Eriksen logo on the seat stay bridge of this titanium tandem. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Eriksen crafted this slick titanium Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery mount.

Eriksen crafted this slick titanium Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery mount. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This ultralight Eriksen titanium road bike features an integrated seatmast.

This ultralight Eriksen titanium road bike features an integrated seatmast. (Image credit: James Huang)
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A short collar is welded to the top of the seat tube to allow for a 27.2mm-diameter seatpost.

A short collar is welded to the top of the seat tube to allow for a 27.2mm-diameter seatpost. (Image credit: James Huang)
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44mm-diameter head tubes are a better visual match for oversized main tubes than traditional 1 1/8" head tubes.

44mm-diameter head tubes are a better visual match for oversized main tubes than traditional 1 1/8" head tubes. (Image credit: James Huang)
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All of the Eriksen bikes were bare titanium but a bit of pink seems to add just the right amount of color.

All of the Eriksen bikes were bare titanium but a bit of pink seems to add just the right amount of color. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dave Wages of Ellis Cycles built this frame with Columbus tubing and a mix of lugged and fillet brazed construction.

Dave Wages of Ellis Cycles built this frame with Columbus tubing and a mix of lugged and fillet brazed construction. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Internal Di2 routing is a popular option for the crowd at NAHBS.

Internal Di2 routing is a popular option for the crowd at NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Wires are internally run for both the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 components and the front and rear lights.

Wires are internally run for both the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 components and the front and rear lights. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Ellis Cycles neatly tucks the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery underneath the chain stay on this randonneur travel bike.

Ellis Cycles neatly tucks the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery underneath the chain stay on this randonneur travel bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Spokes are neatly tied and soldered on this Don Walker stayer bike.

Spokes are neatly tied and soldered on this Don Walker stayer bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The additional brace under the nose of this Don Walker stayer bike is intended to keep the saddle from tilting down under the tremendous g-forces in the banking when at speed.

The additional brace under the nose of this Don Walker stayer bike is intended to keep the saddle from tilting down under the tremendous g-forces in the banking when at speed. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Don Walker had this logo created in the style of an old British Hetchins.

Don Walker had this logo created in the style of an old British Hetchins. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Don Walker's throwback stayer bike was a popular attraction at NAHBS.

Don Walker's throwback stayer bike was a popular attraction at NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Don Walker crafted this stayer bike in the style of a 50s/60s British track bike, complete with wooden rims.

Don Walker crafted this stayer bike in the style of a 50s/60s British track bike, complete with wooden rims. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Needless to say, this Don Walker stayer bike is designed to hit insane speeds.

Needless to say, this Don Walker stayer bike is designed to hit insane speeds. (Image credit: James Huang)
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There's a huge range of adjustment on this Don Walker bar-and-stem combo.

There's a huge range of adjustment on this Don Walker bar-and-stem combo. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The open hole on the bottom bracket shell of this Ellis Cycles frame drains water and also serves as a convenient exit point for the Di2 battery.

The open hole on the bottom bracket shell of this Ellis Cycles frame drains water and also serves as a convenient exit point for the Di2 battery. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dave Wages of Ellis Cycles opts for Paul Components' popular longer-reach brakes to clear fat road tires.

Dave Wages of Ellis Cycles opts for Paul Components' popular longer-reach brakes to clear fat road tires. (Image credit: James Huang)
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As always, the lugwork on this Ellis Cycles frame is impeccable.

As always, the lugwork on this Ellis Cycles frame is impeccable. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Even the front rack on this Ellis Cycles randonneur bike is polished to match.

Even the front rack on this Ellis Cycles randonneur bike is polished to match. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Just a bit of light blue paint adds a splash of color to this Ellis Cycles travel randonneur frame.

Just a bit of light blue paint adds a splash of color to this Ellis Cycles travel randonneur frame. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The stainless steel tubes on this Ellis Cycles frame are polished to a high lustre.

The stainless steel tubes on this Ellis Cycles frame are polished to a high lustre. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The Schmidt dynamo front hub on this Ellis Cycles frame powers the front and rear lights without the need for batteries.

The Schmidt dynamo front hub on this Ellis Cycles frame powers the front and rear lights without the need for batteries. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dave Wages built this impossibly shiny KVA stainless steel travel randonneur frame for himself.

Dave Wages built this impossibly shiny KVA stainless steel travel randonneur frame for himself. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This dropout design is a signature item on Dave Wages' Ellis Cycles frames.

This dropout design is a signature item on Dave Wages' Ellis Cycles frames. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The S&S couplers on this Ellis Cycles travel randonneur bike are polished to match the rest of the frame.

The S&S couplers on this Ellis Cycles travel randonneur bike are polished to match the rest of the frame. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Don Walker used a standard head tube on this road bike.

Don Walker used a standard head tube on this road bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 wire is fed into the Eriksen tandem frame just behind the head tube.

The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 wire is fed into the Eriksen tandem frame just behind the head tube. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Hunter Cycles also showed off its interpretation of a fat-tired road bike at NAHBS.

Hunter Cycles also showed off its interpretation of a fat-tired road bike at NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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These frame bags are attached directly the frame tubes on this Hunter Cycles monstercrosser.

These frame bags are attached directly the frame tubes on this Hunter Cycles monstercrosser. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Hunter Cycles uses very small-diameter steel tubing on its seat stays.

Hunter Cycles uses very small-diameter steel tubing on its seat stays. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The unfinished fillet brazed steel stem provides a lot of visual contrast to the painted Hunter Cycles frame.

The unfinished fillet brazed steel stem provides a lot of visual contrast to the painted Hunter Cycles frame. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Hunter Cycles displayed this beautiful steel 29er at NAHBS.

Hunter Cycles displayed this beautiful steel 29er at NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Yet another bike with tied and soldered spokes as found in the Holland Cycles booth.

Yet another bike with tied and soldered spokes as found in the Holland Cycles booth. (Image credit: James Huang)
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When disassembled, Holland Cycles' travel bike packs into non-oversized case for airline travel.

When disassembled, Holland Cycles' travel bike packs into non-oversized case for airline travel. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The seat cluster design is the same as Ritchey's Breakaway setup.

The seat cluster design is the same as Ritchey's Breakaway setup. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Holland Cycles showed off this stunning Exogrid travel bike.

Holland Cycles showed off this stunning Exogrid travel bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This chain stay yoke yields lots of tire clearance on this Hunter Cycles monstercrosser.

This chain stay yoke yields lots of tire clearance on this Hunter Cycles monstercrosser. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Hunter Cycles integrated these beautiful pivoting dropouts on its NAHBS monstercrosser.

Hunter Cycles integrated these beautiful pivoting dropouts on its NAHBS monstercrosser. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This beautiful segmented steel road fork is simultaneously industrial and elegant.

This beautiful segmented steel road fork is simultaneously industrial and elegant. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Check out the custom fender stays on this Hunter Cycles machine.

Check out the custom fender stays on this Hunter Cycles machine. (Image credit: James Huang)
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A Ritchey Breakaway seat tube joint and an S&S coupler on the down tube - plus a removable rear rack - allows this Hunter Cycles bike to pack into a travel case.

A Ritchey Breakaway seat tube joint and an S&S coupler on the down tube - plus a removable rear rack - allows this Hunter Cycles bike to pack into a travel case. (Image credit: James Huang)
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A subtle top tube gusset is added to this Hunter Cycles frame.

A subtle top tube gusset is added to this Hunter Cycles frame. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Hunter Cycles displayed this fantastic monstercross tourer at NAHBS.

Hunter Cycles displayed this fantastic monstercross tourer at NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This tiny Hunter Cycles front rack doesn't seem terribly useful but it's awfully pretty.

This tiny Hunter Cycles front rack doesn't seem terribly useful but it's awfully pretty. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Hunter Cycles adds a subtle reinforcement to the underside of the segmented steel fork crown.

Hunter Cycles adds a subtle reinforcement to the underside of the segmented steel fork crown. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Check out the brilliant rear dropouts and reinforcing brace on this Hunter Cycles monstercrosser.

Check out the brilliant rear dropouts and reinforcing brace on this Hunter Cycles monstercrosser. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The welded-on bullet caps are barely noticeable on this Holland Cycles frame.

The welded-on bullet caps are barely noticeable on this Holland Cycles frame. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Holland Cycles' travel bike setup is similar to Ritchey's Breakaway design but with an aluminum coupler.

Holland Cycles' travel bike setup is similar to Ritchey's Breakaway design but with an aluminum coupler. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Shimano's Di2 electronic transmission lends itself well to travel bikes as the wires can be connected and disconnected without affecting the adjustment. Holland Cycles adds this custom connector at the joint.

Shimano's Di2 electronic transmission lends itself well to travel bikes as the wires can be connected and disconnected without affecting the adjustment. Holland Cycles adds this custom connector at the joint. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Funk Cycles has recently reinforced the forward shock tabs with additional cross-bracing to reduce rear end flex.

Funk Cycles has recently reinforced the forward shock tabs with additional cross-bracing to reduce rear end flex. (Image credit: James Huang)
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44mm-diameter head tubes are used across the board on Funk Cycles' La Ruta frames.

44mm-diameter head tubes are used across the board on Funk Cycles' La Ruta frames. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Funk Cycles offers its La Ruta frame design in standard titanium, Exogrid, and now carbon fiber variants.

Funk Cycles offers its La Ruta frame design in standard titanium, Exogrid, and now carbon fiber variants. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Funk Cycles' pivotless rear suspension design offers 80mm of travel.

Funk Cycles' pivotless rear suspension design offers 80mm of travel. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Funk Cycles includes this tidy head tube badge on its frames.

Funk Cycles includes this tidy head tube badge on its frames. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Funk Cycles showed off this trick ultralight full-suspension 29er with a carbon fiber front triangle and titanium rear.

Funk Cycles showed off this trick ultralight full-suspension 29er with a carbon fiber front triangle and titanium rear. (Image credit: James Huang)
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There are no dropout pivots on Funk Cycles' rear suspension design.

There are no dropout pivots on Funk Cycles' rear suspension design. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Funk Cycles' clever rear suspension design relies on this titanium plate to act as a pivot. The carbon fiber seat tube and down tube are bonded to the titanium carbon fiber shell via internal lugs.

Funk Cycles' clever rear suspension design relies on this titanium plate to act as a pivot. The carbon fiber seat tube and down tube are bonded to the titanium carbon fiber shell via internal lugs. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Funk Cycles founder Daryl Funk feels the welded titanium plate chain stay plate design offers enough lateral and torsional stiffness to eliminate the need for an additional seat tube-mounted link.

Funk Cycles founder Daryl Funk feels the welded titanium plate chain stay plate design offers enough lateral and torsional stiffness to eliminate the need for an additional seat tube-mounted link. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Exogrid tubing was used by a number of builders at NAHBS. This cutaway shows the interior carbon fiber layer that is pressed against the outer titanium tube with an internal bladder.

Exogrid tubing was used by a number of builders at NAHBS. This cutaway shows the interior carbon fiber layer that is pressed against the outer titanium tube with an internal bladder. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Holland Cycles provides a convenient external charging port for its custom seatpost battery.

Holland Cycles provides a convenient external charging port for its custom seatpost battery. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Holland Cycles tucks the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery inside this custom modified fi'zi:k Cyrano seatpost.

Holland Cycles tucks the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery inside this custom modified fi'zi:k Cyrano seatpost. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Not much about the back end of Gaulzetti's Corsa suggests comfort but that's not the goal of this bike, either.

Not much about the back end of Gaulzetti's Corsa suggests comfort but that's not the goal of this bike, either. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Check out the handlebar drop on Craig Gaulzetti's personal Corsa aluminum race bike.

Check out the handlebar drop on Craig Gaulzetti's personal Corsa aluminum race bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Hugely oversized aluminum tubes and a 44mm-diameter head tube should make for an extremely stiff front end on this Gaulzetti Corsa.

Hugely oversized aluminum tubes and a 44mm-diameter head tube should make for an extremely stiff front end on this Gaulzetti Corsa. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Gaulzetti finishes the rear end of its new steel frames with these tidy dropouts.

Gaulzetti finishes the rear end of its new steel frames with these tidy dropouts. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Gaulzetti mostly builds all-aluminum road racing bikes but is now buildling a new Cazzo model using oversized Columbus PegoRichie steel tubes.

Gaulzetti mostly builds all-aluminum road racing bikes but is now buildling a new Cazzo model using oversized Columbus PegoRichie steel tubes. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Gallus showed off this throwback mountain bike.

Gallus showed off this throwback mountain bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Eriksen fitted the tandem with a special stoker "sprint override" function for the rear shifting.

Eriksen fitted the tandem with a special stoker "sprint override" function for the rear shifting. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Boo Bicycles built this one-piece cockpit out of bamboo and carbon fiber.

Boo Bicycles built this one-piece cockpit out of bamboo and carbon fiber. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dave Anderson filled this unused brake caliper hole with his logo.

Dave Anderson filled this unused brake caliper hole with his logo. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Carved lugs and a stainless steel head tube badge dress up this Dave Anderson track bike.

Carved lugs and a stainless steel head tube badge dress up this Dave Anderson track bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dave Anderson also showed off this throwback track racer.

Dave Anderson also showed off this throwback track racer. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The gorgeous fastback seat cluster on this Dave Anderson road bike is both simple and elegant.

The gorgeous fastback seat cluster on this Dave Anderson road bike is both simple and elegant. (Image credit: James Huang)
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KVA has become one of the favorite stainless steel tubing suppliers for the handmade crowd.

KVA has become one of the favorite stainless steel tubing suppliers for the handmade crowd. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The painted head tube on this Dave Anderson bike adds some nice color contrast to the brushed stainless steel lugs.

The painted head tube on this Dave Anderson bike adds some nice color contrast to the brushed stainless steel lugs. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dave Anderson has built a number of bikes with stainless steel tubing.

Dave Anderson has built a number of bikes with stainless steel tubing. (Image credit: James Huang)
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A single stainless steel arm acts as the housing stop on this Dave Anderson stainless steel bike.

A single stainless steel arm acts as the housing stop on this Dave Anderson stainless steel bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dave Anderson fitted this classic-looking fillet brazed Nitto chrome steel stem to his throwback track racer.

Dave Anderson fitted this classic-looking fillet brazed Nitto chrome steel stem to his throwback track racer. (Image credit: James Huang)
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It's not just frame builders who display at NAHBS - the supporting companies show off their wares, too.

It's not just frame builders who display at NAHBS - the supporting companies show off their wares, too. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Looking for the ultimate hipster machine? Here you go.

Looking for the ultimate hipster machine? Here you go. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Boo Bicycles used an extra-large piece of bamboo for this kid's scoot-type bike.

Boo Bicycles used an extra-large piece of bamboo for this kid's scoot-type bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Even the rear hub spacer is bamboo on this Boo Bicycles frame.

Even the rear hub spacer is bamboo on this Boo Bicycles frame. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Boo Bicycles founder Nick Frey is also a professional road racer and plans to compete on this bamboo machine this season - with 1x10 gearing, no less.

Boo Bicycles founder Nick Frey is also a professional road racer and plans to compete on this bamboo machine this season - with 1x10 gearing, no less. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Boo Bicycles now offers internal routing for Shimano Di2 (or Campagnolo EPS) electronic wiring.

Boo Bicycles now offers internal routing for Shimano Di2 (or Campagnolo EPS) electronic wiring. (Image credit: James Huang)
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New to Boo Bicycles this year is an oversized 44mm head tube for use with either straight or tapered steerer tubes.

New to Boo Bicycles this year is an oversized 44mm head tube for use with either straight or tapered steerer tubes. (Image credit: James Huang)
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As always, the builders at NAHBS are ahead of the curve as seen on this disc-equipped Boo Bicycles 'cross bike.

As always, the builders at NAHBS are ahead of the curve as seen on this disc-equipped Boo Bicycles 'cross bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The IS-style disc caliper mounts are built into the aluminum plate dropouts on this Boo Bicycles 'cross bike.

The IS-style disc caliper mounts are built into the aluminum plate dropouts on this Boo Bicycles 'cross bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Stainless steel lugs allow for a beautiful mix of paint and polish on this Dave Anderson fat-tire road bike.

Stainless steel lugs allow for a beautiful mix of paint and polish on this Dave Anderson fat-tire road bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dave Anderson showed off this fat-tired stainless steel road bike at NAHBS.

Dave Anderson showed off this fat-tired stainless steel road bike at NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dave Anderson leaves this stainless steel frame raw to let the natural beauty shine through.

Dave Anderson leaves this stainless steel frame raw to let the natural beauty shine through. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Shifter mounts are built into the stem on this Joseph Ahearne machine.

Shifter mounts are built into the stem on this Joseph Ahearne machine. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Joseph Ahearne included a mini U-lock holster on this rear rack.

Joseph Ahearne included a mini U-lock holster on this rear rack. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This tiny LED rear light on this Ahearne Cycles bike features angled emitters for greater visibility.

This tiny LED rear light on this Ahearne Cycles bike features angled emitters for greater visibility. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This Joseph Ahearne townie looks ready for errands.

This Joseph Ahearne townie looks ready for errands. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Joseph Ahearne didn’t bother with bolt-in rack mounts on this bike, instead brazing it directly to the fork.

Joseph Ahearne didn’t bother with bolt-in rack mounts on this bike, instead brazing it directly to the fork. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Joseph Ahearne used polished Paul Components Thumbie bar-end shifter mounts for this all-terrain tourer.

Joseph Ahearne used polished Paul Components Thumbie bar-end shifter mounts for this all-terrain tourer. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Lowrider rear racks on this Ahearne tourer keep the weight low on the bike.

Lowrider rear racks on this Ahearne tourer keep the weight low on the bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This all-terrain Aherne Cycles tourer sports twin top tubes.

This all-terrain Aherne Cycles tourer sports twin top tubes. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Joseph Ahearne incorporated a lockable storage box into the rear rack of this cargo bike.

Joseph Ahearne incorporated a lockable storage box into the rear rack of this cargo bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This Joseph Ahearne longtail cargo bike can carry either gear or kids.

This Joseph Ahearne longtail cargo bike can carry either gear or kids. (Image credit: James Huang)
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In comparison to the tires, the seat stay wishbone on Joseph Ahearne's snow bike is absolutely tiny.

In comparison to the tires, the seat stay wishbone on Joseph Ahearne's snow bike is absolutely tiny. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The rear end of Joseph Ahearne's personal expedition snow bike features a generously sized rear rack and a trick fender made using a snow bike tube stretched over a stainless steel and brass skeleton.

The rear end of Joseph Ahearne's personal expedition snow bike features a generously sized rear rack and a trick fender made using a snow bike tube stretched over a stainless steel and brass skeleton. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This is Joseph Ahearne's personal snow expedition bike.

This is Joseph Ahearne's personal snow expedition bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Joseph Ahearne built a frame out of stainless steel and brass and then stretched a snow bike inner tube over it to create the fenders.

Joseph Ahearne built a frame out of stainless steel and brass and then stretched a snow bike inner tube over it to create the fenders. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Ahearne uses a clear plexiglass shelf on the front rack of this snow bike.

Ahearne uses a clear plexiglass shelf on the front rack of this snow bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Joseph Ahearne uses old Italian coins to cap the fork blades on this snow bike.

Joseph Ahearne uses old Italian coins to cap the fork blades on this snow bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Adjustable pegs on this Joseph Ahearne cargo bike adapt as kids grow.

Adjustable pegs on this Joseph Ahearne cargo bike adapt as kids grow. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Adjustable pegs on this Joseph Ahearne cargo bike adapt as kids grow.

Adjustable pegs on this Joseph Ahearne cargo bike adapt as kids grow. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The front rack serves double duty as the front fender strut on this Ahearne Cycles tourer.

The front rack serves double duty as the front fender strut on this Ahearne Cycles tourer. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The looks of carbon fiber and bamboo are clearly very different but the materials actually share a lot of similarities.

The looks of carbon fiber and bamboo are clearly very different but the materials actually share a lot of similarities. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Don Walker builds exclusively in steel, including this classy road bike.

Don Walker builds exclusively in steel, including this classy road bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The 44mm-diameter head tube on this DeSalvo 'cross bike surrounds a straight steerer in this case but it can also be used with tapered forks, too.

The 44mm-diameter head tube on this DeSalvo 'cross bike surrounds a straight steerer in this case but it can also be used with tapered forks, too. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Mike DeSalvo built this gorgeous stainless steel 'cross bike for NAHBS.

Mike DeSalvo built this gorgeous stainless steel 'cross bike for NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Roland Della Santa feels these 'ossobuco' chain stays are stiffer than conventional tubes.

Roland Della Santa feels these 'ossobuco' chain stays are stiffer than conventional tubes. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Legendary frame builder Roland Della Santa brought several frames to NAHBS.

Legendary frame builder Roland Della Santa brought several frames to NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This Dean road bike sports matching Exogrid frame tubes and fork blades.

This Dean road bike sports matching Exogrid frame tubes and fork blades. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dean now offers road forks built with Exogrid titanium-and-carbon blades and an aluminum crown.

Dean now offers road forks built with Exogrid titanium-and-carbon blades and an aluminum crown. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dean showed off this sleek singlespeed built with lightweight Exogrid titanium-and-carbon fiber tubing.

Dean showed off this sleek singlespeed built with lightweight Exogrid titanium-and-carbon fiber tubing. (Image credit: James Huang)
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New for Dean this year are Exogrid carbon-and-titanium forks in both mountain and road trim.

New for Dean this year are Exogrid carbon-and-titanium forks in both mountain and road trim. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This DeSalvo road bike was built to accommodate fat 33mm-wide road tires.

This DeSalvo road bike was built to accommodate fat 33mm-wide road tires. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Elegant S-bend seat stays are used on this DeSalvo fat-tired road bike.

Elegant S-bend seat stays are used on this DeSalvo fat-tired road bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The brake cable is fed right through the stem on this Don Walker 'cross bike.

The brake cable is fed right through the stem on this Don Walker 'cross bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Don Walker included an elegant brake housing stop on this 'cross bike.

Don Walker included an elegant brake housing stop on this 'cross bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Don Walker dressed up this steel 'cross bike with a slick two-tone paint job.

Don Walker dressed up this steel 'cross bike with a slick two-tone paint job. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Don Walker included this playful head tube decal on a bike he built for his friend, JC Breslin.

Don Walker included this playful head tube decal on a bike he built for his friend, JC Breslin. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Frame builder (and NAHBS organizer) Don Walker is best known for his track bikes but he brought a wide variety of machines to the show this year, including a disc-equipped 'cross bike.

Frame builder (and NAHBS organizer) Don Walker is best known for his track bikes but he brought a wide variety of machines to the show this year, including a disc-equipped 'cross bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The stays are left bare on this titanium DeSalvo race bike.

The stays are left bare on this titanium DeSalvo race bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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DeSalvo still builds full-blown race bikes like this butted titanium roadster.

DeSalvo still builds full-blown race bikes like this butted titanium roadster. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Mike DeSalvo says he's building an increasing number of fat-tired road bikes for riders that like to do a mix of dirt, gravel, and paved roads.

Mike DeSalvo says he's building an increasing number of fat-tired road bikes for riders that like to do a mix of dirt, gravel, and paved roads. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dean has been building custom one-piece mountain bike cockpit for a few years now.

Dean has been building custom one-piece mountain bike cockpit for a few years now. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dean is using a tube-to-tube construction method for its carbon road frame.

Dean is using a tube-to-tube construction method for its carbon road frame. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Dean is experimenting with full carbon road frames, aiming for a 900g target weight when built with titanium fittings.

Dean is experimenting with full carbon road frames, aiming for a 900g target weight when built with titanium fittings. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Cinelli showed off this stainless steel frame built with Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing.

Cinelli showed off this stainless steel frame built with Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing. (Image credit: James Huang)
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A fastback seat cluster and internal rear brake routing are used on this Cinelli bike.

A fastback seat cluster and internal rear brake routing are used on this Cinelli bike. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Cinelli brought this clean-looking singlespeed to NAHBS.

Cinelli brought this clean-looking singlespeed to NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Cinelli fits this singlespeed with a splittable rear dropout for belt drives.

Cinelli fits this singlespeed with a splittable rear dropout for belt drives. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Just in case you hadn't already heard, Cinelli has resurrected the old 1/A and X/A stems - but now with more readily available 26.0mm clamp diameters instead of the old 26.4mm size.

Just in case you hadn't already heard, Cinelli has resurrected the old 1/A and X/A stems - but now with more readily available 26.0mm clamp diameters instead of the old 26.4mm size. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Boo Bicycles builder James Wolff says this external carbon fiber spiral wrap should lend additional torsional stiffness to the down tube.

Boo Bicycles builder James Wolff says this external carbon fiber spiral wrap should lend additional torsional stiffness to the down tube. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Boo Bicycles is experimenting with this external carbon fiber spiral wrap to reinforce the bamboo down tube.

Boo Bicycles is experimenting with this external carbon fiber spiral wrap to reinforce the bamboo down tube. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Check out the slick internal rear brake routing on this Boo Bicycles machine.

Check out the slick internal rear brake routing on this Boo Bicycles machine. (Image credit: James Huang)
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(Image credit: James Huang)
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Cyfac has made slight updates to the top-end Absolu model, including internal routing that's now compatible with both cable and electronic drivetrains.

Cyfac has made slight updates to the top-end Absolu model, including internal routing that's now compatible with both cable and electronic drivetrains. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This Cyfac touring bike was displayed with a full complement of accessories.

This Cyfac touring bike was displayed with a full complement of accessories. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Cyfac say steel touring bikes now comprise roughly a quarter of the company's total output.

Cyfac say steel touring bikes now comprise roughly a quarter of the company's total output. (Image credit: James Huang)
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This Cyfac road tandem has both a rim and disc brake for the rear wheel.

This Cyfac road tandem has both a rim and disc brake for the rear wheel. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Cyfac showed off this ultralight carbon fiber road tandem at this year's NAHBS.

Cyfac showed off this ultralight carbon fiber road tandem at this year's NAHBS. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Cyfac doesn't use decals on any of its bikes - just paint and masking.

Cyfac doesn't use decals on any of its bikes - just paint and masking. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Cyfac can paint frames in just about any color or style but left this Inox stainless steel bike slightly raw to show off the material and fillets.

Cyfac can paint frames in just about any color or style but left this Inox stainless steel bike slightly raw to show off the material and fillets. (Image credit: James Huang)
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New to Cyfac is this stainless steel Inox built with Columbus XCR tubing.

New to Cyfac is this stainless steel Inox built with Columbus XCR tubing. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Derailleur cables are fed neatly into this Cyfac Absolu frame just ahead of the down tube.

Derailleur cables are fed neatly into this Cyfac Absolu frame just ahead of the down tube. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Boo Bicycles has a new ultralight road frame available with an integrated seatmast and oversized head tube.

Boo Bicycles has a new ultralight road frame available with an integrated seatmast and oversized head tube. (Image credit: James Huang)

This article originally appeared on Bikeradar.

Day Two of this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) was no understudy to the day prior – either in terms of the caliber and quality of what we saw or the quantity of people streaming through the doors of the Sacramento Convention Center. In fact, we struggled to get to the remaining booths we had yet to visit so there's still plenty more to see in the days ahead.

In the meantime, please enjoy our next round of images from the biggest NAHBS yet. This year's show isn't even over yet but we're already looking forward to next year's event, which show organizer Don Walker recently announced would be held in Denver, Colorado.