The North American Handmade Bicycle Show

If you are in New England this weekend, I highly recommend a visit to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). From Friday until Sunday, dozens of builders from North America and beyond will show their best bikes in Hartford, CT.

This year, constructeur J. P. Weigle (above) will exhibit a number of bikes, including the superlight machine he built for last year’s Concours de Machines in France (top photo). See for yourself how he created a randonneur bike that weighs just 9.1 kg (20.0 lb) with fenders, rack, generator-powered lights and even the pump.

The Weigle is just one of the many beautiful bikes you’ll be able to see at the show. Another exhibitor is Brian Chapman, whose amazing Di2-equipped ‘Light Tourer’ (above) we tested recently. I am not sure whether he will bring the BQ test bike, but whichever creation he will bring, you can be assured it will be an amazing bike. NAHBS is definitely worth a visit!

More information:

  • NAHBS details, tickets, etc.
  • Illustrated list of Bicycle Quarterly‘s test bikes.

About Jan Heine

Spirited rides that zig-zag across mountain ranges. Bicycle Quarterly magazine and its sister company, Rene Herse Cycles, that turns our research into the high-performance components we need for our adventures.
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6 Responses to The North American Handmade Bicycle Show

  1. Peter Miller says:

    I’m pretty excited about the show, and looking forward to seeing that Weigle in person. jan, will you be there this weekend?

  2. Gerard says:

    Bishop will be too.
    So nice work …

    Dirt Rag photo of Dan's Sportif
  3. Joe Kendrick says:

    Jan, Your blue award-winning
    Weigel frame, exactly what color is that?

    Thanks, joe k

  4. It was a real treat to see the Weigle bikes in person. I’ve never seen one before. Fantastic work.

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