Saturday, March 14, 2015

Kentucky Road Trip

Here's a full report on our epic journey to the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show (NAHBS) this year...

Time to box up our newest creation:

All packed and ready to go.

Ferdinand will be answering the phone whilst we're gone.

Travelling through the snow-covered mountains of West Virginia.

Our carefully thought out "Route 64 Plan" took us right along the path of the most snowfall.

Another fine piece of BCW planning.

He didn't make it to NAHBS:

West Virginia sustenance:

So at least the cuisine was exceptional.

Made it at last...

Carrying a few extra pounds of ice (though it may have improved the aerodynamics).

Almost attended the wrong show.

Bilenky style is in the house...

Early BCW staffer and former Neighbourhood Bikeworks director Andy Dyson who now lives in Louisville, came out to help us. (Thanks, Andy!)

Suzette Ayotte, former marketing person at Brooks, liked our track frame:

Here's a close up: cool fillet-brazed sprint track frame - featuring my foot.

Our electric-assist cargo bike:

Welcoming stand-visitor Brad Quartuccio - publisher of now defunct Urban Velo:

Lynette Toepfer from White Industries visiting our booth.

Philly Bike Expo front and centre center:

A visit from our fearless NAHBS leader:

After-show dinner with framebuilders Mark Dinucci and Kevin Harvey and two of the show judges. But all my networking didn't help us land any awards.

Modelling our suave 2015 show outfit.

Checking out some Louisville architecture.

Anna Schwinn thrilled with Philly luminaries Bilenky and Engin Cycles.

Our version of the awards ceremonies:

Don Walker presiding over the Saturday Eve festivities.

Cool cargo bike by Silent Cycles.

Our creation in the Shimano booth.

Julie Ann Pedalino - yes that's her real name and she's building real frames. She got honorable mention in the Campy Showcase. (We did not place, because we had a TA crank with SRAM rings on the Chorus 11-speed fillet-brazed road frame we entered.)

This top tube grabbed my attention.

At least we had plenty of cargo bike capacity to get us out of the hall.

The morning after.

Morning meeting with Dinucci.

Special guest stop at the Wild Turkey distillery on the way back across Kentucky.

Oh yeah.

A sample or two at tour's end. For purely medicinal reasons, of course.

Then a final stop at the motorcycle shop and museum.

And some indigenous Kentucky fare to get us through the long-haul back to Philly.

It was a great show, thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth, and see you next year in Sacramento.

- Stephen

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Labor Day Sale - 10% off retrofits and new frames...

It's been a busy summer in the workshop, so busy that it's been quite a while since we wrote anything here.

There's been plenty of stuff published on our Flickr site though, so you can always keep an eye on what we've been up to.

And now it's time for the annual Labor Day flash sale here at BCW. We have two discount offers for you. Discount prices are good thru end of day Tuesday 2nd September.

including packages & accessories ordered with a retrofit

That means a steel retrofit starts at $595 $535 and a ti retrofit starts at $925 $830. The more accessories you add on, the more the savings add up.

S&S couplers are a simple, elegant addition to any bicycle. The investment can be repaid quickly if you travel a lot in the saving on airline luggage charges. Call now to get your favorite bike travel ready. Then take it anywhere in the world.


Want to get in our Fall build queue and have a shiny new bike all ready to go in 2015? Place your order now and get 10% off the cost of any frame, any material, any construction.

Phone us to discuss your dream bike and then we'll plan and build it. (215) 329-4744.

A 50% deposit will be needed to confirm the design and to get a reserved space on the production schedule. No idea is too crazy or impossible. Really. We build bikes like nobody else, but we can only do that because so many of you come to us with ideas and designs that are unique and beautiful.