We are in Austin for the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Framebuilder Don Walker had the brainstorm for this show and produced the first one in 2005 in Houston, TX. The show has grown over the years but still showcases only those bikes made by hand, in the exhibitor’s shop. Today Dario Pegoretti, Ben Serotta and other icons could be seen helping to build their own booth displays. Still a pretty hands on and down to earth bunch, or so it would seem.
Tim from Shamrock Cycles – “Handbuilt Frames From The Mountains of Indiana” was kind enough to let us use one of his fillet brazed road bikes in the Zimbale booth to help display our products. I saw the bike today and it is sweet. Stay tuned for photos of that bike and maybe some others too!