5 Points is a collection of artsy types out of Kansas City that pops up around the community to share art and help folks get creative. For NAHBS, they cut an entire bike out of wood to showcase their made-from-trees handlebars and rear pegs, along with a few other accessories and non-bike goodies.
Go with the grain and see other random components and more below…
The bike parts came about in collaboration with the Kansas City Bicycle Collective and Velo+ Bike Shop.
The grips and pegs are made from Maple. They also make the chalkboard plate inside the main triangle. Judging from their website, these were limited editions for the show and not regular items.
They also had some pedals and other items on their blog.
Chalkboard in the back, along with some of their stock notebook offerings. Check ’em out at fivepoints.us.
Townie Syndicate, which we featured when their Kickstarter campaign went live, was next door. Their campaign succeeded and they had the clever, minimal tire-lever-and-tool combo on sale.
Martindale Cycling Components was showing off their handbuilt wheels using a mix of 100% carbon and carbon/alloy rims. Bill (left) and Philip Martindale combine decades of experience in aerodynamics and the bike industry, respectively, into stock and custom wheels.
The rims are chosen from preferred (read: high quality) suppliers in Asia, then laced up to either PowerTap or White Industries hubs with Sapim CX Ray spokes. The carbon/alloy and carbon clinchers have been tested in the wind tunnel to verify their aerodynamics.
There’s also a carbon tubular and, on the left, a tubeless-ready carbon clincher with versions for road/cyclocross and 29er mountain bikes. Check them out at MC2bikes.com.
Joseph Kuosac makes a massive range of sizes for cranks, handlebars, stems and wheels in an effort to help everyone find the perfect fit. Looking for a quality crank for your kid’s bike that’ll fit on a proper bottom bracket? This could be your solution to putting a nice 1x chainring and dropping some weight and complexity.
From Hobbits to giants, they’ve got you covered.
Stems run from 30mm to 150mm.
Check them out here.