NAHBS Newsletter & Erik Noren Tells All



NAHBS Newsletter 2011#08

2011 Show: Austin, Texas, Feb. 25-27

The Lowdown on NAHBS from Don Walker
NAHBS Tickets Online Discount
Proust Questionnaire: Erik Noren
Featured Blog: Chis Bishop
Calfee and Bamboosero
Tokyo College of Cycle Design
NAHBS Has Such Fabulous Sponsors
Social Events at NAHBS

Introduction to NAHBS (this is for our many new subscribers)

nahbs intro

NAHBS showcases the talents of individuals around the world whose art form is the bicycle. It aims to be a meeting point for both frame builders and consumers looking for handmade custom bicycles, for the sharing of ideas, and the promotion of a special industry with a rich history dating back to 1819. One of the key features of NAHBS is bringing the frame builders together at social events outside show hours. This has been a feature of the show since its first year in 2005. Entering its seventh iteration, NAHBS has grown from a show with 23 exhibitors and 700 attendees in ’05, to 165 exhibitors and 7200 attendees.

Show Founder Don Walker Discusses The History of NAHBS
If you would like to hear the low-down on NAHBS straight from the horse’s mouth, catch Don Walker on WJCu’s The Outspoken Cyclist radio show on January 29. He talks about how he got into bikes, then into handmade bikes, into handmade bicycle shows, and then he tells us all about NAHBS. To listen, click the link. The interview begins about 6 minutes into the show.

And coming up this Tuesday Feb. 8th, listen up for a NAHBS-related interview around 7 p.m. MST on Escape the Peloton on Either Don or one of the other exhibitors will be talking.

nahbs award winners

Making history: the 2009 NAHBS Award winners

Save $4-8 by purchasing your tickets in advance

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Here are the prices:

1 day: $18 advance (includes $1 transaction fee),     $22 at the door

2 days: $32 advance (includes $1 transaction fee),   $40 at the door

3 days: $51 advance (includes $1 transaction fee),   $58 at the door

And don’t forget to check out the renowned NAHBS seminars!

Proust Questionnaire: Erik Noren,
Peacock Groove Cycles


Perfect happiness ?

Riding my bike to the lake, gettin in a boat with my lady and fishin. From shore would be fine too, but sun, bikes and some shore drinks would be awesome.

Perfect happiness couldn’t really exist, though. Perfection is an ideal that can not be achieved , so therefore perfect happiness can not exist ….
Greatest Fear?
My greatest fear is most likely being burned alive….or the religious right being in control of America…any religious right….

Historical figure?

George Carlin.

If you know me, you know why….

Living person  do I admire?

I would say Mia Angelou ….

she is such an inspiration of survival and healing.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

My lack of organization skills.And my lack of computer knowledge….

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Rudeness. Like no one uses please or thank you, talking during a movie, bad drivers, inconsiderateness. Is that even a word?

What is your greatest extravagance?

A day off. New shoes!

On what occasion do you lie?

When I am too stupid to tell the truth….

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

My height or my weight .

When and where were you happiest?

When I was six years old after my first day of kindergarten and I was sitting on the swingset with my Mother whilst eating graham crackers and telling her about my day.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I am too hairy!!

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

Hmmm….that perhaps they would learn to communicate better.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Starting my own business and keep it going and proving all the HATERS wrong.

Hey haters: I am getting interviewed and you’re not. SUCK IT TREBECK!

If you died and came back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

Oh jeeze….I don’t know…Probably a cocktail napkin, or a bad politicians hairpiece….

What is your most treasured possession?

My hands. Without them you can not build, love, gesture, feel, cook, ride, drive or anything that we take for GRANTED today.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

The last hour before suicide.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My Dad! And even Vincent Dominguez, but don’t let him know ’cause that sh*t will go straight to his head.

What is it you most dislike?

E mail conversations, and diet pop. That sh*t is worse than the normal sh*t. And whiney people. And politicians….

How would you like to die?

Running over zombies in my 1986 Dodge Ramcharger with Monster Magnet blaring on the stereo and a shotgun by my side. Come to think of it, if I had those three things I don’ think I would die.

Maybe in a freak light speed attempt in space.

What is your motto?

If you aint Groovin, you aint movin !

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