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With names such as De Rosa, Zullo, Serotta, Sachs, Calfee, Crumpton, Vanilla, Walker and De Salvo among the exhibitors, the world’s leading handmade bicycle show presents not only the greatest concentration of quality custom bicycles in the world this year, but in the five years of running the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS).

The show takes place this weekend at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, February 27 – March 1. Policy changes after last year’s show restricted entry to builders with product liability insurance, who had completed at least 50 frames or been in business for two years.

“It is always a risk to introduce a policy that raises the bar like this, but NAHBS is a show that presents the best of the best in bicycling, and to be true to this goal we needed to have only the more accomplished frame builders there,” said Don Walker, the founder and director of the show, a frame builder himself who runs Speedway Handmade Bicycle Works out of Speedway, Indiana.

Not only are the top frame builders in the world showing up among the 116 exhibitors at NAHBS, but also the top component manufacturers will be there, represented by names such as Zipp, Shimano, Campagnolo, SRAM, Cane Creek, Paul, White Industries, Chris King and HED – to name only a few.

With the show starting this week, Friday 26th February, and running until Sunday 1st March, bargain hunters have been taking advantage of the discount price offered for online ticket purchase, with two full days of registration remaining the number surpassed the 2008 Portland figure, and is far in excess of San Jose, 2007. Show attendance numbers are expected to be in the region of 6,500.

Admission Price Information

  • Online specials: $15 per day, $25 for 2-day pass, $35 for 3-day pass (offer ends 26th February, 12:01 a.m. EST. Credit card only)
  • $20 per day at the door (Cash and credit cards accepted)
  • Children 5 and under free
  • Children age 6-14 $8 per day
  • Teenagers 15 and over pay full adult price
  • register online at http://www.handmadebicycleshow.com

Show Hours

Friday 27 February:
– 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Media & Industry Only)
– 11:00AM — 6:00 PM Public
Saturday 28 February:
– 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Media & Industry Only)
– 11:00AM — 6:00 PM Public
Sunday 1 March:
– 10.00AM — 5.00PM Everybody

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show moves from city to city each year. It is scheduled for February 27 – March 1, 2009, at the Indiana Convention Center. The show is dedicated to showcasing the talents of individuals around the world whose art form is the bicycle. It aims to be a meeting point – online and in person – for frame builders and consumers looking for custom-made bikes, for the sharing of ideas, and promotion of a special industry with a rich history. Since its first year in 2005, NAHBS has grown from a show with 23 exhibitors and 200 attendees. For more information, see http://www.handmadebicycleshow.com.

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