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NAHBS 2012 part 4: Naked, Yipsan's and Steve Rex classics

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Soulcraft's Holy Roller singlespeed in flat grey with a 44mm head tube, rocker dropouts, and a PressFit 30 bottom bracket.

Soulcraft's Holy Roller singlespeed in flat grey with a 44mm head tube, rocker dropouts, and a PressFit 30 bottom bracket. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Too much green on this Shamrock Cycles city bike? We don't think so.

Too much green on this Shamrock Cycles city bike? We don't think so. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Framebuilders have started moving the rear triangle split away from the dropout on belt-equipped bikes such as this Shamrock Cycles city bike.

Framebuilders have started moving the rear triangle split away from the dropout on belt-equipped bikes such as this Shamrock Cycles city bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Nicely done rear brake routing on this Shamrock Cycles city bike.

Nicely done rear brake routing on this Shamrock Cycles city bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Internal routing cleans up the lines on this Shamrock Cycles city bike.

Internal routing cleans up the lines on this Shamrock Cycles city bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shamrock Cycles integrates a lock holder into the back of the rear rack on its awesome city bike.

Shamrock Cycles integrates a lock holder into the back of the rear rack on its awesome city bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The rear rack and fender on this Shamrock Cycles city bike looks thoroughly integrated into the structure but they're actually very easily removable without needing tools.

The rear rack and fender on this Shamrock Cycles city bike looks thoroughly integrated into the structure but they're actually very easily removable without needing tools. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The monochrome paint makes for a striking appearance on this Shamrock Cycles city bike.

The monochrome paint makes for a striking appearance on this Shamrock Cycles city bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shamrock Cycles built this city bike using lots of tricks learned over the years, including easily removable racks and fenders, internal wiring for the front and rear lights, and a silent-running Gates belt drive.

Shamrock Cycles built this city bike using lots of tricks learned over the years, including easily removable racks and fenders, internal wiring for the front and rear lights, and a silent-running Gates belt drive. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft returned to NAHBS after a brief hiatus with this stealthy steel road racer built with internally routed Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.

Soulcraft returned to NAHBS after a brief hiatus with this stealthy steel road racer built with internally routed Shimano Dura-Ace Di2. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft dresses up the wiring ports on this steel road racer.

Soulcraft dresses up the wiring ports on this steel road racer. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft's two-piece disc caliper mount lends a minimal look to the rear end of this mountain bike.

Soulcraft's two-piece disc caliper mount lends a minimal look to the rear end of this mountain bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A split seat stay allows for belt drive compatibility on the rear end of this Soulcraft.

A split seat stay allows for belt drive compatibility on the rear end of this Soulcraft. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft builder Sean Walling tells us Bruce Gordon is resurrecting his legendary Rock n' Roll tires in cooperation with Panaracer.

Soulcraft builder Sean Walling tells us Bruce Gordon is resurrecting his legendary Rock n' Roll tires in cooperation with Panaracer. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft's new Dirtbomb is designed for medium-sized 700c tires to yield a versatile runabout that's more capable than a road bike but not as cumbersome as a full-blown 29er. Geometry is closer to that of a 'cross bike and options include everything from singlespeed and geared builds, flat or drop bars, touring configurations, and disc or linear-pull brakes.

Soulcraft's new Dirtbomb is designed for medium-sized 700c tires to yield a versatile runabout that's more capable than a road bike but not as cumbersome as a full-blown 29er. Geometry is closer to that of a 'cross bike and options include everything from singlespeed and geared builds, flat or drop bars, touring configurations, and disc or linear-pull brakes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft's pivoting rear dropouts are compact and tidy.

Soulcraft's pivoting rear dropouts are compact and tidy. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Soulcraft Dirtbomb is built with Paul Components' new Minimoto short-arm linear-pull brake.

This Soulcraft Dirtbomb is built with Paul Components' new Minimoto short-arm linear-pull brake. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft principal Sean Walling uses wishbone-style seat stays on his new Tradesman stock 29er hardtail to make it a bit easier to build.

Soulcraft principal Sean Walling uses wishbone-style seat stays on his new Tradesman stock 29er hardtail to make it a bit easier to build. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft's new Tradesman production 29er steel hardtail is built with a 44mm head tube for use with tapered steerers.

Soulcraft's new Tradesman production 29er steel hardtail is built with a 44mm head tube for use with tapered steerers. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft has added a new stock mountain bike model called Tradesman with standard geometry, a wishbone rear end, and a head tube decal instead of a proper badge. Retail cost for the frame is US$1,450 - a reasonable amount for a handbuilt chassis like this.

Soulcraft has added a new stock mountain bike model called Tradesman with standard geometry, a wishbone rear end, and a head tube decal instead of a proper badge. Retail cost for the frame is US$1,450 - a reasonable amount for a handbuilt chassis like this. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The ornate railing on Shamrock Cycles' city bike front rack should help keep boxes from falling over the edge.

The ornate railing on Shamrock Cycles' city bike front rack should help keep boxes from falling over the edge. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The front rack on this Shamrock Cycles city bike is big and stout but also easily removable should you decide you want to go for a longer spin sans cargo.

The front rack on this Shamrock Cycles city bike is big and stout but also easily removable should you decide you want to go for a longer spin sans cargo. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The single-arm fender mount is a nice touch on this Shamrock Cycles city bike. Note the internally routed wire for the rear light as it bridges the chain stay and fender, too.

The single-arm fender mount is a nice touch on this Shamrock Cycles city bike. Note the internally routed wire for the rear light as it bridges the chain stay and fender, too. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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We love the little water bottle mount details from Shamrock Cycles.

We love the little water bottle mount details from Shamrock Cycles. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shamrock Cycles dresses its bikes up with these intricate head tube badges.

Shamrock Cycles dresses its bikes up with these intricate head tube badges. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Sarto time trial bikes looks subtle enough from this side

This Sarto time trial bikes looks subtle enough from this side (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This tricolore paint job pays homage to Sarto's Italian roots.

This tricolore paint job pays homage to Sarto's Italian roots. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Why would Sarto bring a DeLorean to NAHBS, you ask? Well, to go along with the company's new stainless steel bikes, of course. Duh.

Why would Sarto bring a DeLorean to NAHBS, you ask? Well, to go along with the company's new stainless steel bikes, of course. Duh. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Italian framebuilder Sarto was making a big push at NAHBS with a small army of bikes - and yes, a real DeLorean.

Italian framebuilder Sarto was making a big push at NAHBS with a small army of bikes - and yes, a real DeLorean. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Richard Sachs sometimes receives criticism for his seemingly unchanging bikes but he feels there's nothing wrong with timeless designs that always work.

Richard Sachs sometimes receives criticism for his seemingly unchanging bikes but he feels there's nothing wrong with timeless designs that always work. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Intricate paintwork from Shamrock Cycles.

Intricate paintwork from Shamrock Cycles. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Like most of the builders at NAHBS, Shamrock Cycles can do full-blown race bikes, too, not just art bikes.

Like most of the builders at NAHBS, Shamrock Cycles can do full-blown race bikes, too, not just art bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ultra-clean lugwork from Shamrock Cycles.

Ultra-clean lugwork from Shamrock Cycles. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The oil-free Gates drive belt doesn't really require a guard but Shamrock Cycles has included one anyway.

The oil-free Gates drive belt doesn't really require a guard but Shamrock Cycles has included one anyway. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Leather washers in between the chain guard and frame protect the paint from metal-on-metal contact.

Leather washers in between the chain guard and frame protect the paint from metal-on-metal contact. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shamrock Cycles dresses up the Crankbrothers stem with a custom paint job.

Shamrock Cycles dresses up the Crankbrothers stem with a custom paint job. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shamrock Cycles even includes a semi-integrated seatmast on this 'cross racer.

Shamrock Cycles even includes a semi-integrated seatmast on this 'cross racer. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The rear brake cable is run through the top tube on this Shamrock Cycles 'cross racer.

The rear brake cable is run through the top tube on this Shamrock Cycles 'cross racer. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shamrock Cycles built this 'cross machine as a "pure race bike" with oversized Columbus PegoRichie tubing, a 44mm-diameter head tube, PressFit 30 bottom bracket shell, top tube-routed cables, a semi-integrated seatmast, and no water bottle mounts. Claimed weight as pictured is 7.94kg (17.5lb).

Shamrock Cycles built this 'cross machine as a "pure race bike" with oversized Columbus PegoRichie tubing, a 44mm-diameter head tube, PressFit 30 bottom bracket shell, top tube-routed cables, a semi-integrated seatmast, and no water bottle mounts. Claimed weight as pictured is 7.94kg (17.5lb). (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shamrock Cycles built this 'cross racer with a 44mm-diameter head tube for use with a tapered Enve Composites carbon fork.

Shamrock Cycles built this 'cross racer with a 44mm-diameter head tube for use with a tapered Enve Composites carbon fork. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Lugged stems weren't quite as prevalent at NAHBS as in years past but they still add a nice finishing touch to lugged frames.

Lugged stems weren't quite as prevalent at NAHBS as in years past but they still add a nice finishing touch to lugged frames. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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If this paint scheme doesn't immediately say 'Richard Sachs' to you, you haven't been paying attention.

If this paint scheme doesn't immediately say 'Richard Sachs' to you, you haven't been paying attention. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A small gusset lends some extra strength to the front end of Soulcraft's Holy Roller 29er.

A small gusset lends some extra strength to the front end of Soulcraft's Holy Roller 29er. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Italian builder Zullo once again made the trip overseas to NAHBS.

Italian builder Zullo once again made the trip overseas to NAHBS. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Look familiar? This front rack design is a further evolution of the sunflower bike Yipsan did last year, this time painted in purple and white and sporting a few additional details.

Look familiar? This front rack design is a further evolution of the sunflower bike Yipsan did last year, this time painted in purple and white and sporting a few additional details. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Yipsan brazed this chain guard directly to the frame on this townie.

Yipsan brazed this chain guard directly to the frame on this townie. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Another subtly included logo on this Yipsan cafe racer.

Another subtly included logo on this Yipsan cafe racer. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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An elegant collection of curves provides the support structure for the banana seat on this Yipsan cafe racer.

An elegant collection of curves provides the support structure for the banana seat on this Yipsan cafe racer. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Yipsan Bicycles showed off this amazing cafe racer at NAHBS, inspired by an old Schwinn Stingray.

Yipsan Bicycles showed off this amazing cafe racer at NAHBS, inspired by an old Schwinn Stingray. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Yipsan Bicycles builder Renald Yip always brings his A-game to NAHBS and is deserving of more attention than he's currently getting.

Yipsan Bicycles builder Renald Yip always brings his A-game to NAHBS and is deserving of more attention than he's currently getting. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Yipsan Bicycles creator Renald Yip often includes these custom freehub spacers on his custom bikes.

Yipsan Bicycles creator Renald Yip often includes these custom freehub spacers on his custom bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This head tube styling is a Winter Bicycles signature.

This head tube styling is a Winter Bicycles signature. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Yipsan builder Renald Yip incorporated this logo into the sides of the front rack.

Yipsan builder Renald Yip incorporated this logo into the sides of the front rack. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Yipsan builder Renald Yip created this beautiful - and functional - townie for his wife.

Yipsan builder Renald Yip created this beautiful - and functional - townie for his wife. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Both a cable and rear wheel lock are integrated into this Yipsan townie. Note the way the cable stores inside the frame.

Both a cable and rear wheel lock are integrated into this Yipsan townie. Note the way the cable stores inside the frame. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The front shifter placement on this Yipsan tourer isn't terribly ergonomic but it's simple and direct.

The front shifter placement on this Yipsan tourer isn't terribly ergonomic but it's simple and direct. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Many builders at NAHBS such as Renald Yip of Yipsan Bicycles were incorporating fender stays into overlying rack structures.

Many builders at NAHBS such as Renald Yip of Yipsan Bicycles were incorporating fender stays into overlying rack structures. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Yipsan touring bike only got more interesting the more you looked at it with novel front shifter positioning (it's on the seat tube), S&S couplers, 650b wheels and tires, custom front and rear racks, and a custom lugged stem.

This Yipsan touring bike only got more interesting the more you looked at it with novel front shifter positioning (it's on the seat tube), S&S couplers, 650b wheels and tires, custom front and rear racks, and a custom lugged stem. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Pivoting rocker dropouts on this Yipsan 650b touring bike.

Pivoting rocker dropouts on this Yipsan 650b touring bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Steel frame builders such as Renald Yip of Yipsan Bicycles have figured out that using longer disc tabs spreads the load out over a greater area, thus still allowing for slimmer fork blades.

Steel frame builders such as Renald Yip of Yipsan Bicycles have figured out that using longer disc tabs spreads the load out over a greater area, thus still allowing for slimmer fork blades. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Yipsan added this simple and elegant steering lock into the front of its townie to facilitate cargo loading.

Yipsan added this simple and elegant steering lock into the front of its townie to facilitate cargo loading. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The rear derailleur and brake lines are fed directly into the dual top tubes on this Yipsan townie.

The rear derailleur and brake lines are fed directly into the dual top tubes on this Yipsan townie. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Yipsan nicely combines the rear derailleur exit port and the rearmost mounting point for the chain guard on this townie.

Yipsan nicely combines the rear derailleur exit port and the rearmost mounting point for the chain guard on this townie. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Winter Bicycles track bike looks set to hit the velodrome.

This Winter Bicycles track bike looks set to hit the velodrome. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Winter Bicycles gave its stainless steel runabout a unique seat cluster treatment.

Winter Bicycles gave its stainless steel runabout a unique seat cluster treatment. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Check out the integrated light mount from Winter Bicycles. Note the internally routed wiring, too.

Check out the integrated light mount from Winter Bicycles. Note the internally routed wiring, too. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Austin, Texas-based True Fabrications brought along this steel 'cross bike to NAHBS.

Austin, Texas-based True Fabrications brought along this steel 'cross bike to NAHBS. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This was Sean Walling's first real stab at using stainless steel tubing and he says he's not entirely happy with the weld beads this go around - meaning they're only going to get better from what's already quite impressive here.

This was Sean Walling's first real stab at using stainless steel tubing and he says he's not entirely happy with the weld beads this go around - meaning they're only going to get better from what's already quite impressive here. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Soulcraft stainless steel all-road bike looked all-business in matte silver and black.

This Soulcraft stainless steel all-road bike looked all-business in matte silver and black. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft builder Sean Walling opted for a segmented steel fork on this stainless steel all-road creation at NAHBS.

Soulcraft builder Sean Walling opted for a segmented steel fork on this stainless steel all-road creation at NAHBS. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tidy dropouts are used on this Soulcraft stainless steel all-road bike.

Tidy dropouts are used on this Soulcraft stainless steel all-road bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft builder Sean Walling says he's doing more and more all-road bikes with room for big tires and lots of clearance.

Soulcraft builder Sean Walling says he's doing more and more all-road bikes with room for big tires and lots of clearance. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Small-batch builders haven't ignored trends in bicycle technology, as seen on this Soulcraft 44mm-diameter head tube.

Small-batch builders haven't ignored trends in bicycle technology, as seen on this Soulcraft 44mm-diameter head tube. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft's Holy Roller 29er steel hardtail looks resplendent in pink.

Soulcraft's Holy Roller 29er steel hardtail looks resplendent in pink. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Check out the cable routing and the custom front housing stop on this True Fabrications 'cross bike.

Check out the cable routing and the custom front housing stop on this True Fabrications 'cross bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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True Fabrications was among several builders opting to use a mechanical-to-hydraulic converter.

True Fabrications was among several builders opting to use a mechanical-to-hydraulic converter. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The NAHBS crowd seems to be migrating toward chain stay-mounted disc tabs as seen on this True Fabrications all-road bike.

The NAHBS crowd seems to be migrating toward chain stay-mounted disc tabs as seen on this True Fabrications all-road bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Nicely filed long-point, low-profile lugs on this Winter Bicycles machine.

Nicely filed long-point, low-profile lugs on this Winter Bicycles machine. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Winter Bicycles showed off this elegant stainless steel runabout at NAHBS with polished fenders and an integrated front light.

Winter Bicycles showed off this elegant stainless steel runabout at NAHBS with polished fenders and an integrated front light. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Winter Bicycles displayed this lovely randonneur chassis at NAHBS.

Winter Bicycles displayed this lovely randonneur chassis at NAHBS. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Want to get into framebuilding? United Bicycle Institute is a good place to start.

Want to get into framebuilding? United Bicycle Institute is a good place to start. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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True Fabrications left the middle part of this bike unpainted to show off the stainless steel tubing.

True Fabrications left the middle part of this bike unpainted to show off the stainless steel tubing. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Wishbone seat stays on this True Fabrications all-road bike.

Wishbone seat stays on this True Fabrications all-road bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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True Fabrications built this all-road bike with longer-than-usual chain stays so that the rider didn't feel perched right atop the rear wheel.

True Fabrications built this all-road bike with longer-than-usual chain stays so that the rider didn't feel perched right atop the rear wheel. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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True Fabrications builder Clark Davidson says the owner of this bike is really tall, thus the incredibly long head tube on this all-road bike.

True Fabrications builder Clark Davidson says the owner of this bike is really tall, thus the incredibly long head tube on this all-road bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Soulcraft is now offering thru-axle rear dropouts on custom frames.

Soulcraft is now offering thru-axle rear dropouts on custom frames. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Paragon Machine Works can find its bits built into a majority of the bikes at NAHBS.

Paragon Machine Works can find its bits built into a majority of the bikes at NAHBS. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The fork crown on this Naked fat-tired road bike is nice in and of itself but look closer at how the brake mounts are attached. Awesome.

The fork crown on this Naked fat-tired road bike is nice in and of itself but look closer at how the brake mounts are attached. Awesome. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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There's just the hint of extra decoration on the brazed dropouts of this second Naked machine. Note the cable routing, too.

There's just the hint of extra decoration on the brazed dropouts of this second Naked machine. Note the cable routing, too. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Swoopy. Curvy. Beautiful. Naked.

Swoopy. Curvy. Beautiful. Naked. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Check out the way the seat stays flow almost seamlessly from the top tube on this Naked bike.

Check out the way the seat stays flow almost seamlessly from the top tube on this Naked bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Naked's Sam Whittingham didn't bother with separate stays for the rear fender, instead integrating the structure into the rear rack assembly.

Naked's Sam Whittingham didn't bother with separate stays for the rear fender, instead integrating the structure into the rear rack assembly. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Sam Whittingham of Naked Bicycles integrated the front light right into the stem extension - clean and functional.

Sam Whittingham of Naked Bicycles integrated the front light right into the stem extension - clean and functional. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Naked Bicycles builder Sam Whittingham and his assistant, trials rider Aran Cook, rode their NAHBS show bikes from Eureka, California all the way to Sacramento.

Naked Bicycles builder Sam Whittingham and his assistant, trials rider Aran Cook, rode their NAHBS show bikes from Eureka, California all the way to Sacramento. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The low-slung swoopiness of this Naked creation looks great and also offers lots of standover clearance.

The low-slung swoopiness of this Naked creation looks great and also offers lots of standover clearance. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This is perhaps the most conventional machine we've seen from Naked at NAHBS but it's no less stunning to look at.

This is perhaps the most conventional machine we've seen from Naked at NAHBS but it's no less stunning to look at. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A mix of polished and blasted surfaces make up the graphics on this Naked Bicycles all-road bike.

A mix of polished and blasted surfaces make up the graphics on this Naked Bicycles all-road bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The extra lengthwise bit on this Naked all-road bike's head tube adds nothing in terms of structure but it's beautiful nonetheless.

The extra lengthwise bit on this Naked all-road bike's head tube adds nothing in terms of structure but it's beautiful nonetheless. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Slick wingnuts secure the rear wheel on this Panda Bicycles singlespeed. Note how the dropout is split to allow the belt to slip into the rear triangle, too.

Slick wingnuts secure the rear wheel on this Panda Bicycles singlespeed. Note how the dropout is split to allow the belt to slip into the rear triangle, too. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Panda Bicycles also showed off this white belt-drive singlespeed.

Panda Bicycles also showed off this white belt-drive singlespeed. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Panda Bicycles uses inside-outside steel lugs for additional bonding strength and also to help ensure the bamboo tube walls don't collapse at the highest stress points.

Panda Bicycles uses inside-outside steel lugs for additional bonding strength and also to help ensure the bamboo tube walls don't collapse at the highest stress points. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Panda Bicycles' steel and bamboo creations included this baby blue townie.

Panda Bicycles' steel and bamboo creations included this baby blue townie. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Panda Bicycles doesn't seek out the straightest and most uniform-looking bamboo tubes for its bikes, preferring instead to let the natural beauty shine through.

Panda Bicycles doesn't seek out the straightest and most uniform-looking bamboo tubes for its bikes, preferring instead to let the natural beauty shine through. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A couple of additional holes and some extra-flexible Nokon housing makes for neat cable routing on this Naked all-road bike.

A couple of additional holes and some extra-flexible Nokon housing makes for neat cable routing on this Naked all-road bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The integrated seatmast on this Naked all-road bike uses an Eriksen head.

The integrated seatmast on this Naked all-road bike uses an Eriksen head. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The rear brake cable is internally routed and exits right at the back of the seat tube on this Naked all-road bike.

The rear brake cable is internally routed and exits right at the back of the seat tube on this Naked all-road bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Naked builder Sam Whittingham integrated the front lowrider mount right into the fork blades.

Naked builder Sam Whittingham integrated the front lowrider mount right into the fork blades. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Check out Naked's subtle logo on this double-plate crown.

Check out Naked's subtle logo on this double-plate crown. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Belt tension on this Naked Bicycles machine is first adjusted by loosening the locking bolt (accessed with an Allen wrench from the back) and then turning the knurled barrel. Simple and elegant.

Belt tension on this Naked Bicycles machine is first adjusted by loosening the locking bolt (accessed with an Allen wrench from the back) and then turning the knurled barrel. Simple and elegant. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A hugely popular segment at NAHBS were fat-tired road bikes with generous clearances and longer-reach brakes for all-day exploring of paved, dirt, and gravel roads.

A hugely popular segment at NAHBS were fat-tired road bikes with generous clearances and longer-reach brakes for all-day exploring of paved, dirt, and gravel roads. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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As always, builders at NAHBS are ahead of the curve in terms of market trends. 650b wheels and tires are just now entering into the conversation in the mass market but they were plentiful at NAHBS for both pavement and dirt.

As always, builders at NAHBS are ahead of the curve in terms of market trends. 650b wheels and tires are just now entering into the conversation in the mass market but they were plentiful at NAHBS for both pavement and dirt. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The bell is built into the side of a nicely fillet brazed stem on this MAP Bicycles 650b tourer.

The bell is built into the side of a nicely fillet brazed stem on this MAP Bicycles 650b tourer. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Wiring is run through the fender on this MAP Bicycles 650b tourer.

Wiring is run through the fender on this MAP Bicycles 650b tourer. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A rear light is built right into the back of the seat tube on this MAP Bicycles tourer.

A rear light is built right into the back of the seat tube on this MAP Bicycles tourer. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This MAP Bicycles touring bike is ready for the long haul.

This MAP Bicycles touring bike is ready for the long haul. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Portland, Oregon-based MAP Bicycles showed off this well finished 650b touring bike.

Portland, Oregon-based MAP Bicycles showed off this well finished 650b touring bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ever wonder where you can get some of those cool hand-drawn illustrations of bikes and parts? Looks like Jon Grant's your man.

Ever wonder where you can get some of those cool hand-drawn illustrations of bikes and parts? Looks like Jon Grant's your man. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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MAP Bicycles fitted the front end of this machine with old-school Mafac center-pulls.

MAP Bicycles fitted the front end of this machine with old-school Mafac center-pulls. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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There were no flimsy chain guard mounts to be found at NAHBS. MAP Bicycles uses a stout two-point system here.

There were no flimsy chain guard mounts to be found at NAHBS. MAP Bicycles uses a stout two-point system here. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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MAP Bicycles fits these elegant cut-out dropouts on its amazing stainless runabout.

MAP Bicycles fits these elegant cut-out dropouts on its amazing stainless runabout. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Yep, correct again: 650b wheels and tires on this MAP Bicycles townie.

Yep, correct again: 650b wheels and tires on this MAP Bicycles townie. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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There's nothing quite like the sound of a brass bell as used on this MAP Bicycles townie.

There's nothing quite like the sound of a brass bell as used on this MAP Bicycles townie. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Fillets are ususually covered by paint but we appreciate being able to view MAP Bicycles' handiwork here.

Fillets are ususually covered by paint but we appreciate being able to view MAP Bicycles' handiwork here. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Weight weenies need not apply on these incredible custom wraparound fenders used by MAP Bicycles.

Weight weenies need not apply on these incredible custom wraparound fenders used by MAP Bicycles. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The front end of this MAP Bicycles townie shows a mix of fillet and lugged brazing techniques.

The front end of this MAP Bicycles townie shows a mix of fillet and lugged brazing techniques. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This MAP Bicycles townie was one of our favorites for its unabashed industrial style.

This MAP Bicycles townie was one of our favorites for its unabashed industrial style. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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MAP Bicycles is based in Portland, Oregon so they know a thing or two about riding in the wet. Check out the awesome coverage of these custom wraparound fenders.

MAP Bicycles is based in Portland, Oregon so they know a thing or two about riding in the wet. Check out the awesome coverage of these custom wraparound fenders. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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What size wheels do you think MAP Bicycles used for this creation? You guessed it - 650b.

What size wheels do you think MAP Bicycles used for this creation? You guessed it - 650b. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Intricate paint has been a defining trademark of Zullo's NAHBS bikes and this year was no different.

Intricate paint has been a defining trademark of Zullo's NAHBS bikes and this year was no different. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Paragon Machine Works has added several thru-axle dropouts to its catalog.

Paragon Machine Works has added several thru-axle dropouts to its catalog. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Richard Sachs continues to impress at NAHBS with his timeless steel race bikes.

Richard Sachs continues to impress at NAHBS with his timeless steel race bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Check out the way the seat stays butt up against the bottom of the seat binder clamp on this Steve Rex creation.

Check out the way the seat stays butt up against the bottom of the seat binder clamp on this Steve Rex creation. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ultra-sleek internal rear brake cable routing from Steve Rex.

Ultra-sleek internal rear brake cable routing from Steve Rex. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Alternative bikes are always prevalent at NAHBS but as Steve Rex demonstrates, traditional road racing bikes are still popular, too.

Alternative bikes are always prevalent at NAHBS but as Steve Rex demonstrates, traditional road racing bikes are still popular, too. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A popular technique at NAHBS was logos made using contrasting surface treatments.

A popular technique at NAHBS was logos made using contrasting surface treatments. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tektro is a name often associated with less expensive brake options but these levers have a distinctly classic look.

Tektro is a name often associated with less expensive brake options but these levers have a distinctly classic look. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Anniversaries are always a good occasion and bling and Steve Rex celebrates his 25th year of building bikes and frames with this gorgeous stainless steel wonder.

Anniversaries are always a good occasion and bling and Steve Rex celebrates his 25th year of building bikes and frames with this gorgeous stainless steel wonder. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Sacramento local Steve Rex is among a growing crop of frame builder making use of the latest stainless steel tubing options.

Sacramento local Steve Rex is among a growing crop of frame builder making use of the latest stainless steel tubing options. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Steve Rex builds frames using a wide range of materials, including this road racer with carbon fiber main tubes.

Steve Rex builds frames using a wide range of materials, including this road racer with carbon fiber main tubes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Steve Rex says he does most of his commuting on this machine.

Steve Rex says he does most of his commuting on this machine. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Traditional fender stays are eliminated in favor of a dual-purpose lowrider rack on this Steve Rex bike. Check out the polished fenders with the painted center stripe, too.

Traditional fender stays are eliminated in favor of a dual-purpose lowrider rack on this Steve Rex bike. Check out the polished fenders with the painted center stripe, too. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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NAHBS is always good for showing what's available in high-end bags, too.

NAHBS is always good for showing what's available in high-end bags, too. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Rivet offers its saddles in either black, brown, or white.

Rivet offers its saddles in either black, brown, or white. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A nicely placed logo tucked inside Rivet's new leather saddles.

A nicely placed logo tucked inside Rivet's new leather saddles. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Rivet offers leather saddles with rails and frames made in either titanium or chromoly steel.

Rivet offers leather saddles with rails and frames made in either titanium or chromoly steel. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Rivet is a new leather saddle company based in Sacramento, California, designed to offer a feel somewhere in between Brooks and Selle Anatomica. Pricing is relatively reasonable, too, and they're even relatively light for the genre as well.

Rivet is a new leather saddle company based in Sacramento, California, designed to offer a feel somewhere in between Brooks and Selle Anatomica. Pricing is relatively reasonable, too, and they're even relatively light for the genre as well. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Wires are internally routed on this Steve Rex all-road bike.

Wires are internally routed on this Steve Rex all-road bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The rear end of this Steve Rex all-road bike is clean and purposeful. Note the full-sized frame pump tucked in along the non-driveside seat stay.

The rear end of this Steve Rex all-road bike is clean and purposeful. Note the full-sized frame pump tucked in along the non-driveside seat stay. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Lugs don't start out looking like this. Steve Rex had to spend a lot of time with a few jeweler's files to generate this look.

Lugs don't start out looking like this. Steve Rex had to spend a lot of time with a few jeweler's files to generate this look. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The white paint is plain but the detailing on these Steve Rex lugs is still fantastic.

The white paint is plain but the detailing on these Steve Rex lugs is still fantastic. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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In case you're wondering about the name, 'Reeb' is 'beer' spelled backwards.

In case you're wondering about the name, 'Reeb' is 'beer' spelled backwards. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Reeb uses these tidy split slider dropouts for its steel singlespeed.

Reeb uses these tidy split slider dropouts for its steel singlespeed. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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"Beer and bikes" is what Oskar Blues does, according to employee Chad Melis, and the company's new Reeb steel singlespeeds help the company live up to that motto.

"Beer and bikes" is what Oskar Blues does, according to employee Chad Melis, and the company's new Reeb steel singlespeeds help the company live up to that motto. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Steve Potts also displayed this titanium singlespeed with slider dropouts and S&S couplers for traveling.

Steve Potts also displayed this titanium singlespeed with slider dropouts and S&S couplers for traveling. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Steve Potts is still building beautiful bikes after all these years. His name may not be on many bikes but his influence on the world of mountain bikes is greater than many know.

Steve Potts is still building beautiful bikes after all these years. His name may not be on many bikes but his influence on the world of mountain bikes is greater than many know. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Steve Potts left this fork raw to show off his brazing chops.

Steve Potts left this fork raw to show off his brazing chops. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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We love how the extended nose of this Steve Potts disc mount perfectly follows the line of the hydraulic hose.

We love how the extended nose of this Steve Potts disc mount perfectly follows the line of the hydraulic hose. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Steve Potts builds his rigid 29er fork with an ultra-short axle-to-crown length instead of making compromises to accommodate a possible switch to suspension. Potts says that in his experience, few riders actually stray away from the rigid fork, anyway.

Steve Potts builds his rigid 29er fork with an ultra-short axle-to-crown length instead of making compromises to accommodate a possible switch to suspension. Potts says that in his experience, few riders actually stray away from the rigid fork, anyway. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Steve Potts uses these long disc caliper mounts to spread the load over a greater length of tubing.

Steve Potts uses these long disc caliper mounts to spread the load over a greater length of tubing. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Framebuilding legend Steve Potts showed off this fully rigid titanium 29er.

Framebuilding legend Steve Potts showed off this fully rigid titanium 29er. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Paragon Machine Works offers an enormous selection of dropout designs for the handbuilt market. In fact, we couldn't fit them all into the frame.

Paragon Machine Works offers an enormous selection of dropout designs for the handbuilt market. In fact, we couldn't fit them all into the frame. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Now this is how you mount a chain guard. Rebolledo's stout anchors provide a solid foundation for minimal movement.

Now this is how you mount a chain guard. Rebolledo's stout anchors provide a solid foundation for minimal movement. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Polished surfaces lend some visual contrast on this Rebolledo runabout.

Polished surfaces lend some visual contrast on this Rebolledo runabout. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The front rack on this Rebolledo offers a big shelf and stout four-point mounting for carrying cargo.

The front rack on this Rebolledo offers a big shelf and stout four-point mounting for carrying cargo. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Rebolledo also gave this road bike a custom stem painted to match.

Rebolledo also gave this road bike a custom stem painted to match. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Rebolledo adds a splash of color to the base of this seat lug.

Rebolledo adds a splash of color to the base of this seat lug. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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These little details would identify this bike as a Rebolledo even without the head tube badge.

These little details would identify this bike as a Rebolledo even without the head tube badge. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Rebolledo road bike has standard-reach calipers but still enough clearance for full fenders. Wide-range triple gearing makes for extra versatility, too.

This Rebolledo road bike has standard-reach calipers but still enough clearance for full fenders. Wide-range triple gearing makes for extra versatility, too. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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We counted at least a dozen 650b-wheeled bikes at NAHBS, including this Rebolledo. NAHBS has been a reliable indicator of upcoming industry trends so you can expect to see this format from the bigger brands soon enough.

We counted at least a dozen 650b-wheeled bikes at NAHBS, including this Rebolledo. NAHBS has been a reliable indicator of upcoming industry trends so you can expect to see this format from the bigger brands soon enough. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A delicate rear brake housing stop is built into the back of this Rebolledo.

A delicate rear brake housing stop is built into the back of this Rebolledo. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Mauricio Rebolledo says he built this 650b townie for an ex-tech exec who wanted something with modern features but a classic look.

Mauricio Rebolledo says he built this 650b townie for an ex-tech exec who wanted something with modern features but a classic look. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Neat leather snap-on straps secure this Jackville bag to the front of this Rebolledo bike.

Neat leather snap-on straps secure this Jackville bag to the front of this Rebolledo bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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These Paragon Machine Works pivoting dropouts aren't entirely new but the post mount disc caliper tabs are, though.

These Paragon Machine Works pivoting dropouts aren't entirely new but the post mount disc caliper tabs are, though. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)

And the hits keep on coming – we're not even close to the end of our image bank from this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show and the quality of the bikes on display hasn't let up, either. Included is this round-up are Naked Bicycles' latest stunners, amazingly creative bikes from the mind of Yipsan's Renald Yip, Steve Rex's 25th anniversary machines, a look at Steve Potts' timeless mountain bikes, and more.

There's still more to come in the days ahead, too – probably best not to schedule any time-intensive meetings at work this week.