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By now, the entire internet must be full of photos from the show in Portland. Even though I’m practically chained to my desk, I haven’t had time to review the photos taken by friends, or put together a decent post. After reading this, you may agree that I still haven’t put together a decent post. But at least I’ve thrown a few photos on here, for your viewing pleasure.
Of course, I was just sent a link to the photos, with no info, so I’m going to try to bluff my way through this. Bear with me.
The first shot is the excellent handiwork of Spectrum Powder Coating. I’m familiar with their work, as they’ve done a couple of frames in this color (root beer) for Thylacine Cycles. You have to see this color in person to appreciate the quality and depth. It should be the new black. Really.
Next up is some kind of monster from Moots. (Apologies to Metallica, but the bike is way better than the album) I’m diggin’ the huge tires, but someone will need to explain the cassette on the front wheel. Please.
As a tandem owner, I covet the Independent Drive from daVinci Designs. That alone is reason enough to buy one of their tandems.
For those steel diehards that consider carbon fiber to be nothing more than plastic, I offer the wood and plastic bike.
Um, I don’t even want to know what’s going on here. Perhaps some new Texas thing?
Finally, a very interesting light setup, guaranteed to make sure that motorists see you (and get annoyed/distracted by you) at night.
This will be my last attempt at trying anything resembling coverage of a show for a long time. I’ve learned a couple of things since Interbike. One, I should focus on a few things, instead of trying to see everything. Two, I have to be there – sending someone else (as in the NAHBS) is not the same.