North American Handmade Bicycle Show – Post 4
Alchemy Bicycle Co – Denver, Colorado
The Aithon Gravel Racer is Alchemy Bicycle Co.’s answer for the growing endurance gravel racing scene. The full carbon frame and 1 1/14″ tapered Alchemy fork are prepared for the pounding that a gravel road descent can unleash, with this show model also incorporating built-in fenders with almost no weight penalty due to their minimalist carbon form.
Stinner Frameworks – Santa Barbara, California
It may not be UCI legal as pictured, but this is a pure racing machine — 1×11 drivetrain, no fender mounts, a pair of bottle mounts for training rides. Get rad with clearance for up to 40c tires, mount up something thinner for race day.
Bilenky Cycle Works – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reclaimed from a customer for NAHBS 2015, this coupled titanium light touring bike has already seen some miles. The build is pure utility, and as the customer wants and uses, as a bike truly should be. Note the tubular crown and internal dynamo light routing.
Sojourner Cyclery – Cedarville, Ohio
Builder Jay Kinsinger is a mechanical and biomedical engineering professor by trade, and a cyclist at heart. He built his first lugged frames back in the ’70s, has extensive experience with composite materials, and today builds bikes out of wood utilizing knowledge he learned in prosthetic limb design and construction. Rideable art — back in 2013 Jay and his son rode one of his wood tandems across the country, and he rode a single for a week on the Wyoming section of the Great Divide.