Afternoon Delights

by Old Bone Machine

Sunday afternoon I visited the first Australian Custom Bicycle Show (ACBS). The show was hosted by FYXO at his new headquarters in South Melbourne. A space with wooden floors, studio lights and curved white walls. A space more like a Soho art gallery than a bike garage or shop.

Baum Cycles had several works of fine art on display. Titanium frames with high-end components. One bike sported a Rapha inspired paint job with La Gazzetta tissue paper incorporated. Such sweet treats and a crowd favourite.

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Some different strokes by Kumo Cycles and Primate Frames.

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Traditional steel lugged masterpieces by Kenevans and Llewellyn Custom Bicycles

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Leather work by Busyman Bicycles and Patebury.

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The first annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in 2005 attracted 23 exhibitors and 700 attendees. The 2011 edition of NAHBS had 174 exhibitors and over 7,000 attendees. If the excitement levels at FYXO headquarters was any indication, I expect the ACBS to become as successful.

The rooms were buzzing like a hive.

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An afternoon delight.

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