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2011 Independent Fabrication Cross Jester

independent fabrication 2011 nahbs cross jester   2011 Independent Fabrication Cross Jester

Independent Fabrication has joined this years NAHBS with their own unique carbon offering, the 2011 Independent Fabrication Cross Jester.

Not much detail has been revealed about this new carbon fiber cyclocross bike but from the initial looks that have been released through Independent Fabrication‘s blog, the new Cross Jester will be sporting a single belt drive with a rear cogs coming from the Gates belt drive system.

No price or added features have been mentioned regarding this new bike but we will keep you posted as developments arise.

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Ted Wojcik Pedal Powered Lawnmower

ted wojcik pedal powered lawnmower   Ted Wojcik Pedal Powered Lawnmower

At the North American Handmade Bicycle show, frame builders, environmentalists, lawn care specialists and bicycle riders were awed by Ted Wojcik’s human-powered lawnmower. Wojcik is a bicycle builder based in New Hampshire. His machine was received with praise may go into production as early as summer.

Wojcik designed his lawnmower as a recumbent style bicycle tugging a mower along to trim the grass. He created the machine at his ship, Ted Wojcik Custom Bicycles. As it was being tested for its maiden run, curious on-lookers were attracted enough to inquire where they could obtain one.

The newly designed machine got more than its share of interest from the public that when it was entered at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Mr. Wojcik was caught unaware of the demand it generated. Wojcik and his son Cody got inspired to create the machine in order to help decrease the pollution traditionally powered lawnmowers…

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2010 NAHBS Gets Shimano Sponsorship

2010 nahbs gets shimano sponsorship   2010 NAHBS Gets Shimano Sponsorship

Shimano American Corp. has signed a one-year deal with North American Handmade Bicycle Show Inc. for the title sponsorship of the world’s biggest custom bicycle show. The event’s official name for this year is quite a mouthful: the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

Don Walker, the founder and director of the NAHBS, doesn’t mind the long names. He says that he is “thrilled” by the prospect of having Shimano as a title sponsor, and hopes that the deal with the world-leading bicycle components maker will continue on into the future.

Walker also mentions that Shimano has already been involved with NAHBS since 2006, and is delighted that the manufacturer has made a decision to “step up” their association with NAHBS into a full-fledged sponsorship.

Shimano Corp. has always played an active role in NAHBS for the past several years, but only as an exhibitor or low-level sponsor. It was…

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