It's always nice to go to the North American Handmade Bike Show when it makes its way out west to Sacramento. Smaller builders, some quirky and esoteric stuff on the floor, and interesting people to talk to. This year I was particularly pleased to see that Roland Della Santa had more than his usual line up of pretty frames, but also had a few built bikes that demonstrated a bit more range (a touring bike....shhhhhhh), as well a nice banner signed by a young Greg LeMond.
Other than that, I was looking to see if there were any bamboo fat bikes....because where else are you going to see that, came across even more wood bikes, a pretty city bike made by Porter Cycles and a few other odds and ends. Not surprisingly (yawn) it felt like 80 percent of the bikes disk braked road bikes that you could fit a wider tire in. Not a bad thing...but it felt like I was looking at the same bike with a different paint job too much of the time.
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