road riding in Penang | Malaysia

2006 North American Hand Made Bicycle Show
Part II. 3 - 5 March 2006, San Jose, California. Report and photos by Low Kwan Seng
(see Articles page for links to other parts)


Here's another interesting custom carbon frameset maker, Ruegamer:

Carbon fibre is such a wonderful material, you can work it in just about any shape and form. Can you shape your headtube into a skull?

Or just hand wrap the heck out of the headtube?

Or shape your seat tube as aero as it can be (is this UCI legal?)

Another outrageous Ruegamer creation:

Next, Independent Fabrication:

They're the first builder to work on the new Reynolds stainless steel tubeset: 953. The resulting frame weight is only a little more than 1kg!! For a steel frame, that's amazing. Here is their 953 prototype:

Here's another IF master piece, laser cut steel lugs with carbon tubes:

Thanks for reading and Part III will be coming soon!

back to home :: cycling :: © 2001 to present, Darren Lee. Please request permission before reproducing contents contained in this website. Thanks.