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NAHBS 2012 news, information, articles

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Gary Fisher Interview

Hollywood interviews Gary Fisher at this year’s NAHBS and discusses the health of the hand made bicycle industry. Other topics include spats, a hand made bespoked suit, losing weight, cargo bikes and social networking.

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Gary’s current favorite bike is a 51 lb, singlespeed Dutch bike with coaster brake. A Superfly Elite and Superfly 100 are also in his current stable. Gary has also been doing a fair amount of road riding lately too.

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For more info about Gary Fisher Bikes: http://fisherbikes.com/

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Sheila Moon Cycling Apparel – Sassy Spring Collection

Sheila Moon shows us some “sassy” cycling clothes from her 2011 Spring Collection. Sheila Moon apparel is designed by a woman rider and is all made in San Francisco, CA.

While highly stylish and fashionable, these clothes ARE made to be ridden in as well. Shown here are:
Womens:
-dresses/boleros
-arm warmers
-lingerie liners

Mens:
-wool riding britches
-cotton/lycra version

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For More info: www.sheilamoon.com

Follow them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SheilaMoonAthleticApparel

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Club Ride Apparel – 2011 Men’s & Women’s Lineup

Mike Herlinger is owner and designer of Club Ride Apparel (Sun Valley, ID). Club Ride is performance oriented riding clothes that is stylish enough to wear all day even after riding or even racing in them. Many of these items feature bamboo fiber which is naturally anti-microbial. All pieces have storage options and the items with buttons have a zip system underneath for venting.

Shown are plaids, longsleeve, shortsleeve, polo-style shortsleeve (Biff) and a couple of the women’s offerings (Catalina and Bandera).

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Roxbury-style red-black-plaid

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More info at: clubrideapparel.com/

Follow them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Club-Ride-Apparel/82018769942

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White Brothers Loop TCR & Rock Solid Forks

Paul Aieta from Mountain Racing Products (White Brothers, Kreitler, MRP) shows us some new White Brothers forks for 2011. The Loop TCR and the perpetual favorite of hand builders, the Rock Solid (rigid carbon fiber fork).

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The Loop TCR fork features:

-all new 80-140mm travel fork
-32 mm stanchions
-magnesium cast lowers
-Q-taper 15mm axle system

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The Rock Solid fork features:

-new stiffer crown
-new UD (uni-directional) carbon top layer
-new graphics

For More info: www.whitebrotherscycling.com

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Cysco Cycles – Lefty 29er

Richie Moore is Cysco Cycles (Ootewah, TN). He builds with steel and ti both road and mountain bikes. Shown here is this custom Lefty 29er.

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This frame features:
-sliding dropouts mean it can be run as singlespeed or geared
-tubes are shaped with twists and curves
-full custom paint
-logos are the steel showing through the paint
-bikes based around performance

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For More info: www.cyscocycles.com

“At the age of 18 I was introduced to mountain biking, igniting my passion for cycling. I answered my calling and pursued a career in cycling. Under the watchful eye of David Lynskey, the founder of Litespeed, I instilled my passion for cycling into every frame. In that time I had the opportunity to build frames for many pro-cyclist and celebrities alike. Twelve years later, I am proud to still be building bicycles in the Chattanooga Tennessee area. After years of honing my craft, and under the tutelage of David Lynskey, I decided to venture out on my own and build custom. I created Cysco Cycles out of the awe-inspiring rides that gave me my passion for cycling, in the foothills of my birth in the small town of Cisco Georgia. Today my passion for cycling is as strong as ever and you can bet that if I’m not building yours, I am riding mine..

Richie Moore”

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Shamrock Cycles – 650B full suspension

Tim O’Donnell is Shamrock Cycles based out of Indianapolis, IN. He builds exclusively with steel.

Tim is a big fan of function and practicality as is evident in this 650B Full Suspension All Mountain Trail bike here.

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This frame features:
-5″ travel front and rear
-Ventana rear
-650B Specific design and geometry (not a downsized 29er or an upsized 26″)
-also available in a 4″ travel version

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For More info: www.lugoftheirish.com

“I am Tim O’Donnell and welcome to the Shamrock Cycles website. Shamrock Cycles is a custom frame building shop dedicated to providing hands on service and delivering the best possible product to my customers. I provide custom road, track, mountain and cross frames as well as complete bike builds at affordable prices.”

Find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1413520834

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Black Cat Bicycles – steel 29er singlespeed

Todd Ingermanson is Black Cat Bicycles from Santa Cruz, CA. Here Todd shows us this lugged steel 29er singlespeed. Todd makes the lugs himself.

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This frame features:
-Lugged steel
-Swing style dropouts
-Curved seattube for shorter chainstays
-rigid fork

For More info: www.blackcatbicycles.com

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Crumpton Cycles – 16 lbs Carbon 29er

Nick Crumpton is Crumpton Cycles based out of Austin, TX. Well known for his lightweight carbon fiber road bikes, Nick shows us this foray into the world of 29er mountain bikes. This bike weighs in at a scant 16.25 lbs!

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This frame features:
-tuned to be a smooth riding, full carbon 29er
-can be fitted with front shock
-16.25 lbs total bike weight
-rear stays shaped for plushness

For More info: www.crumptoncycles.com

Persistence and dedication. Crumpton Cycles continues to strive to deliver our best in carbon fiber bicycles. Each bicycle frame made to order for individual riders, and Nick Crumpton still personally designs, builds and finishes each frame in his studio in Austin, Texas. Crumpton Cycles combines carbon fiber tubing of the highest standard from Edge Composites with proprietary rear stays designed in house to bring the utmost level of quality in ride, aesthetic and reliability.

Crumpton Cycles fit philosophies are based in combining performance and comfort for its riders. We design frames based on rider contact points that in the end, result in a superior ride quality with well rounded attributes for all types of road riding. This is key to the overall performance of our bicycles.”

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True Fabrication Bicycles – Singlespeed 29er

Mo & Cody are from True Fabrication Bicycles based right in Austin, TX. We remember the True Fab guys well, from the Portland ’08 show and were happy to see them continuing on strong.

Here we see one of their custom 29er singlespeeds.

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This frame features:
-custom sized for a customer who is 5’5″ with shorter legs/longer torso
-1st curved toptube bike for True
-Japanese cherry blossom paint (with hidden bomb)

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For More info: www.truefabricationbicycles.com

“True Fabrication was born during a 16-hour car ride home from a weeklong mountain biking trip in Colorado. It was during this car ride home that we (Cody, Clark & Cole) discovered we each had individually been contemplating a way to begin fabricating bicycle frames. We had all been friends for a long time and had spent many years riding, racing, traveling and training together. Therefore, in the summer of 05’ we made a plan to be riding our own “brand” of bicycles during next summer’s annual trip to Colorado.”
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