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North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2008 — Canucks on Board

February 9, 2008 – The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) kicked off on Friday, Feb. 8, in Portland, Oregon, and runs through the weekend until Sunday. NAHBS is the continent’s event of the year for handmade bicycle builders and enthusiasts, featuring 150 exhibitors, two of which are Canadian: The Bicycle Forest of Waterloo, Ont. and Naked Bicycles and Design of Quadra Island, B.C. According to industry experts, the NAHBS, presented by Don Walker, is the main reason for the flourishing high-end niche market for handmade bicycles in North America.

The Bicycle Forest is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The company aims to promote bicycles and other human powered vehicles as a viable form of transportation. Its collection includes an amazing array of unique and creative designs. The Bicycle Forest has created several variations of the BikeCAD program – a parametric CAD tool for bicycle frame design – to accommodate specific designs and tasks such as recumbents, full suspension, tandems, and wheel building. Contact info@bikeforest.com for more information, or visit www.bikeforest.com.

Naked Bicycles and Design’s Sam Whittingham has been hiding out in his shop on Quadra Island, working on the latest bike show creation. Whittingham worked in bike shops and learned to weld, draft, machine and paint long before he put together his first frame. He spent years racing and perfecting bike fit and riding analysis for various disciplines.

Whittingham has also been called the “fastest man on Earth.” He is undefeated in the realm of human-powered cycling speed, currently holding the world record for both top speed, at 81mph, and endurance: 52 miles covered in 1 hour. For more information, e-mail sam@timetogetnaked.com or visit www.fortebikes.com

NAHBS 2008 Show Hours
Friday, February 8 – Sunday, February 10

– Friday 09:30 – 6:00 PM
– Saturday 10:00 – 6:30 PM
– Sunday 09:30 – 5:00 PM

Please note that Friday is reserved for
exhibitors, press and trade visitors ONLY.

Seminar Schedule


– 0930-1000
Paul Skilbeck, Media Relations, Room C 120
– 1000- 1130
Nick Crumpton, Carbon tube to tube, Room B 119
– 1200-1300
Carl Strong, Business of Framebuilding, Room C 120
– 1330- 1430
Richard Schwinn, Fitting for Framebuilders, Room B 119
– 1430-1530
Lora Van Dixhorn, Insurance for Framebuilders, Room C 120
– 1600-1700
Brent Curry, Bikecad!, Room B 119
– 1700-1800
Mike Ahrens, Aluminum Frame Design Considerations, Room C 120


– 1030- 1130
Richard Schwinn, Fitting for consumers, Room C 120
– 1130-1215
Richard Sachs Film Screening, Room B 119
– 1230-1330
Darrell McCulloch, Shiny Stuff, C 120
– 1330-1415
Gary Prange, Decal applications, B 119
– 1430-1530
Paul Sadoff, Cross geometry, C 120
– 1530-1630
Columbus Spirit, Tubing explained, B 119
– 1630-1730
Reynolds 953, History and Future, C 120
– 1700-1800
Steve Potts, Working with Titanium, B 119


– 1000-1100
Craig Calfee, Bamboo Bikes, B 119
– 1100-1230
David Rowe, Long Distance Panel, C 120
– 1235-1330
Momentum Panel, City bikes, C 120
– 1300-1400
Ric Hjertberg, Wood Rims, B 119
– 1400-1500
Mark Brandt, Liquid and Powder paint, C 120
– 1530-1630
Awards Ceremony.

For more info visit www.handmadebicycleshow.com/2008

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