SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)–Custom framebuilders from various parts of the country will descend on Southern California starting this Thursday for the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show. It wraps up on Sunday.
On Thursday framebuilders and people looking to learn more about the craft and execution of framebuilding can attend a variety of professional seminars. These hands-on clinics are led by industry veterans, like Brian Baylis, Dave Bohm and Rob Roberson (of Joe Bell Bicycle Refinishing).
Doors to the public exhibition will open at 10 a.m. on Friday morning and attendees will be treated to hand built fabrications from some of the most-legendary framebuilders—names like Alberto Masi, Steve Bilenky, Bill Holland, Bruce Gordon, Keith Anderson and Mark Nobilette (full list of confirmed exhibitors can be found by click on above link).
A variety of building materials and fabrication techniques will be on display including lugged, filleted, and TIG-welded steel, titanium, aluminum, and carbon.
A national event, the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show will feature builders from the East Coast, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, South West, and all up and down California. Other companies getting involved include Campagnolo, Speedplay and Mel Pinto Imports to bring the ratio of framebuilders to industry suppliers to 2:1.
The San Diego Custom Bicycle Show will take place at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in the Golden Pacific Ballroom. Tickets are available in advance (click on link) for 20 percent off, or $15 at the door.
For a recap on the show be sure to read the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News magazine.