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Texas Custom Bicycle Show Starts Friday

Published October 19, 2009

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Coming off a small but successful first year in Dallas, the Texas Custom Bicycle Show is coming to Austin this week for its second year with double the number of exhibitors to be part of the Livestrong Expo at the Austin LiveStrong Challenge October 23-25.

"We are excited to provide a platform to show off locally made, high quality custom bikes at a great venue, the LiveStrong Challenge," said Glenn Thompson, the organizer of the Texas Custom Bicycle Show and the owner and frame builder of Daltex Handmade Bicycles. "I was happy to be a part of the show in our successful first year and am please to see it grow in size and diversity."

The show will feature custom builders from all over Texas with styles as diverse as road, mountain, city bikes, and track bikes built from steel, titanium and carbon fiber. Each builder will have a booth at a section of the Expo reserved for the Texas Custom Bicycle Show with model bikes on display.

"Custom handbuilt bikes are a growing market and movement in Texas," Thompson said. "Custom not only offers bikes tailored to riders of any size but unique, one of a kind bikes that break the mass produced, import mold."

The show will run concurrently with the LiveStrong Challenge Expo at the Austin Conventions Center, Friday, October 23 noon - 7 p.m., Saturday, October 24, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., and at the LiveStrong Challenge Finish Line in Dripping Springs, Sunday, October 25, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Confirmed builders are Alchemy, Bilenky Cycle Works, Crumpton Cycles, Daltex Handmade Bicycles, Dominion Bicycle Company, Gallus Cycles, Kirklee, Massengill Cycles, Southwest Frameworks, True Fabrication, Violet Crown Cycles and Willits Brand Bikes.

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