I have not found the time to look at many photos from The North American Handmade Bicycle Show yet, but here is something that caught my eye at first glance. Longtime readers may remember my post about Brano Meres and his homemade carbon bike. Brano was at the show this year with a couple of new road bikes, one of which is pictured here. The bamboo composite bike looks a lot like a carbon frame, but it is made from bamboo fibers instead. Just like a carbon frame, the fibers are embedded in a plastic polymer to create a shaped composite frame. Brano points out that the frame is too flexible at this point, but it is certainly an interesting idea. Read more about it at Cyclelicious.
Of course, there were many other interesting things in Portland, so I am anxious to take a look at more show coverage when I have some free time. Fritz was at the show, so there is good coverage on Cyclelicious and in his Flickr stream. Brandon 448 also has a great set of Flickr images from the show that I want to look through when I can. Bicycling magazine covered the show and has a wrap-up post. The guys from Bike Hugger have some video to check out. I am sure that Bike Portland has good show coverage as well, but the site seems to be down at the moment. I have no doubt that there are many other good sources I should check as well. Let me know about any that I am missing.
photo credit: Cyclelicious