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NAHBS 2012 – Paul Brodie’s Whippet, Victoria, Ventus, Dominguez & Pitz

NAHBS 2012 Paul Brodie Whippet
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NAHBS 2012 Paul Brodie Whippet

Paul Brodie’s Whippet caught plenty of eyeballs. It’s a replica 1888 Whippet bicycle, designed with seven pivot points to help insulate the rider from road shock before the invention of pneumatic tires. Lots of photos and the story, plus bikes from Victoria, Ventus, Dominguez and Pitz, further down…

NAHBS 2012 Paul Brodie Whippet Pedal

NAHBS 2012 Paul Brodie Whippet Details

NAHBS 2012 Paul Brodie Whippet Saddle

NAHBS 2012 Paul Brodie Whippet Specs Pamphlet

Victoria Cycles

NAHBS 2012 Victoria Tandem

The name Victoria Cycles’ may conjure up historic posters of pinup girls on bikes, but the modern incarnation is named after builder Dave Hill’s wife. His bikes are brazed and lugged steel and often feature curved and/or twin tubes. A couple that caught my eye were the classic tandem above and mountain bike below.

NAHBS 2012 Victoria Mountain


NAHBS 2012 Ventus

Ventus Cycles’ builder Mark Kargol builds titanium bikes alongside custom paint work for frames, components and helmets.

NAHBS 2012 Ventus Seat Stay

NAHBS 2012 Ventus Front and Rear

NAHBS 2012 Ventus Crankset

This road bike sported a very classic look thanks to excellent component selection, but the frame is thoroughly modern and the drivetrain is brand new…it’s a current generation Campagnolo group polished to match the retro theme.

NAHBS 2012 Ventus Crank

NAHBS 2012 Ventus Cassette


NAHBS 2012 Dominguez

Vincent Dominguez had a few interesting bits on his lone display bike, like flattened chainstays right at the rear…

NAHBS 2012 Dominguez Frame

…dual seat post bolts and some long internal shift cable tunnels springing out of the downtube.


NAHBS 2012 Pitz

Pitz! is a small Italian builder that works solely with steel. Their road bike was fairly straightforward with a small flourish to accentuate their logo:

NAHBS 2012 Pitz Dropout

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12 years ago

OK, I’ll say it: That Whippet is awesome. It must have been quite an undertaking to build.

12 years ago

I like what he did to the Campy components on the Ventus.

12 years ago

@h2ofuel you can check out the build starting here….


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