Sunday, April 11, 2010

2010 San Diego Custom Bicycle Show

Brought to you by framebuilders Dave Ybarrola, Chuck Schlesinger and Brian Baylis, the 2nd annual San Diego Custom Bicycle Show took place this weekend.  Approximately 60 vendors set up their creations for the public to stroke, photograph, scrutinize and fingernail-tap.

Five of us piled into the wagon and carpooled south from Los Angeles, saving the planet in the process.

Having attended the now 5 year old NAHBS, the San Diego show is obviously much smaller, but was actually originally only supposed to be the 5 or 6 local San Diego builders taking over an art gallery type of space for a weekend.  The show has become much more than that since the original concept, now with builders such as Stephen Bilenky flying out from Philadelphia, PA to exhibit. The amount of talent in one room was a sight to behold.

With tons of show coverage available online from the pros at sites like Roadbikereview.com, I decided to take a different angle of show coverage.  Below are some pics from Sunday.  Click links to see more on the builders.




Stephen Bilenky





Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster





Custom rear dropout with opener from Santa Cruz's Caletti Cycles





Bruce Gordon and his handmade ti lugs





Mauricio Rebolledo





Megan Dean of L.A.'s Moth Attack





Fred Cuthbert of Wolfhound





Mike DeSalvo





Baylis





Sean Walling of Soulcraft



The San Diego show will be back in 2011 and NAHBS will be in Austin, TX. Support your local framebuilder!

2 comments:

Mark said...

Fun pics. In typical fashion, after I left the NAHBS this year, I realized that I should have been asking each builder, "Why the hell would I have you build me a bike instead of that other guy?"

Good on you for coming up with a theme for viewing the show.

Bob said...

Well done, best coverage of the show I have seen. That is what I call handmade.