Lundbeck is out of Cincinnati, and was one of my favorite builders at the show.
The Campy booth was hopping, constantly swapping out Campy-equipped bikes from other’s booths and showing off their latest stuff as well as some classic stuff.
Ventus Custom Cycles is run by an Iowa State University Industrial Design master’s student.
The Stijl bikes were all very attractive, with fine welds and understated graphics.
Altruiste from New Brunswick had lots of unique design features on display, from through-tube frame construction, to a hand-carved saddle.
No. 22’s former Serotta welders were displaying some killer titanium rides and were a show favorite of mine. Out of upstate New York, these guys have been doing about 120 frames a year, from stock to full custom. I spoke with Scott for a good while and really liked their work and approach to framebuilding.
Repete had arguably the slickest display at the show and the fastest-looking bikes as well.
Stinner was another one of my favorites, and the first builders I came across as I arrived at the hotel and shared an elevator ride with ne of their bikes.
Julie Ann’s bike was my favorite at the show. As a new builder, she’s still earning her stripes, but this bike shows that she’s going to be a great builder. Love the polished silver Campy Athena and other parts specs on this beautiful frame.
Alchemy was front and center at the entrance and seemed to be one of the most popular displays at the show. It was hard to get pictures of their bikes, because of the crowds!
I was really disappointed by the small Bilenky display showing mostly coupler builds and other one-off builds, instead of the classic and fancy lugged frames they’ve shown in past years.
DiNucci had some of the finest quality looking frames at the show – not real flashy, but classic and elegant.
These wacky Danish guys were displaying some of the most unique bikes, frames and components at the show.
Shamrock really had some beautiful bikes on display, with amazing paint jobs.