We brought the Winter Training Bike to show at NAHBS 2016 as a New Builder. There were some amazing bikes, and show was very well attended by both builders and the public. On Saturday the Sacramento Convention Center was packed. Even Valentino Campagnolo was there! My voice is still hoarse from all the talking. Usually I spend days in the shop or at the computer with only the dogs and cats to talk to. An exciting day is when our UPS carrier delivers something and takes a few minutes to chat. So I am still processing all the input. Thanks to Don Walker for putting on a great show, and giving Métier Vélo a chance to display the bike. And if you attended the show and stopped by our table, thanks for supporting small builders and taking time to check out the New Builders. Spread the word about handbuilt bicycles!
If you want to know about the show in general, BikeRumor and Red Kite Prayer have great coverage including descriptions of the award winners.
For Métier Vélo, the show was a success in three ways:
I think the best news for us is that NAHBS2017 will be held in Salt Lake City! I hope to up my game and bring a frame to enter in the lugged frame award division. The bar is high but we’ll give it a shot!
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