The North American Handmade Bicycle Show


If you are in New England this weekend, I highly recommend a visit to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). From Friday until Sunday, dozens of builders from North America and beyond will show their best bikes in Hartford, CT.

This year, constructeur J. P. Weigle (above) will exhibit a number of bikes, including the superlight machine he built for last year’s Concours de Machines in France (top photo). See for yourself how he created a randonneur bike that weighs just 9.1 kg (20.0 lb) with fenders, rack, generator-powered lights and even the pump.

The Weigle is just one of the many beautiful bikes you’ll be able to see at the show. Another exhibitor is Brian Chapman, whose amazing Di2-equipped ‘Light Tourer’ (above) we tested recently. I am not sure whether he will bring the BQ test bike, but whichever creation he will bring, you can be assured it will be an amazing bike. NAHBS is definitely worth a visit!
More information:

  • NAHBS details, tickets, etc.
  • Illustrated list of Bicycle Quarterly‘s test bikes.

6 Responses to The North American Handmade Bicycle Show

  1. Peter Miller February 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    I’m pretty excited about the show, and looking forward to seeing that Weigle in person. jan, will you be there this weekend?

  2. Gerard February 15, 2018 at 4:11 am #

    Bishop will be too.
    So nice work …
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bishopbikes/sets/72157625239773737/

  3. Joe Kendrick February 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

    Jan, Your blue award-winning
    Weigel frame, exactly what color is that?
    Thanks, joe k

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly February 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

      I have no idea. Peter chose the color, and he painted it. I like the color a lot, especially since it goes well with the Bicycle Quarterly jerseys (which is what Peter had in mind).

  4. Eric Hancock (@eric_d_hancock) February 19, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

    It was a real treat to see the Weigle bikes in person. I’ve never seen one before. Fantastic work.