Detail, MAP randonneuse
The show itself was also a delight to the eye, as well as to the urban sensibility, boasting a number of practical bikes along with the usual road and cyclocross models--and, of course, outrageous show bikes designed more to snag your attention than to be ridden on city streets. (Be forwarned: we skipped photographing most of those in favor of more practical velos.)
It really lifted our street-riding little hearts to see so many designs meant for commuting, shopping, or touring on display, as well as relevant accessories. We hope our selection will please you as much.
You can find a full list of exhibitors and more at the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show website.
Text by Richard Risemberg, Photos by Gina Morey Risemberg
Golden Hall, San Diego
Mitch Pryor randonneuse
Mitch Pryor cyclocrosser
Ahearne off-road touring bike
Best headbadge of show!
The inevitable bamboo bike
The inevitable hardwood bikes
One of Doug Fattic's Ukraine project bikes at Massengill's booth
Muse city bike
Curved tube close-up
Hjeltness bags on a sweet vintage frame
Close up of Hjeltness bags
What you can do when you have a CNC mill at home!
Brian Bayliss, master builder and painter, show boss
Rick, Joe Bell, Steelmans
Free espresso from Taylor Cycles!
This bike features an eccentric headset for varying the head angle!
Schmidt eDelux dyno headlamp
Custom hats from Mary Elizabeth
Belt drive on Santana tandem
Santana's new coupling system--very sweet!
Shelly Horton by Stephen Bilenky
Beautiful Victoria city bike