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Patrons at the Handmade Bicycle Show were tempted by the smells of barbecue as they made their way from booth to booth in the Staver Locomotive Industrial Building.

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The design details in these handmade bicycles often allude to subtle innovations.

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Dave Levy is the president of the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association, and the designer of Ti Cycles. Take your pick between a steel or titanium frame, suitable for racer or commuter.

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Misty Rose Metallic is the eye-catching color of this track-racing cycle. Levy was commissioned to design the racer as a surprise gift for a customer’s lady friend, who races locally at Alpenrose.

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Henry James Bicycles reveal some of the more technical aspects behind frame building. After body measurements are taken, and drawn renderings of the frame made, the frames are adjusted and ultimately put together on jigs like these.

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Personal defense devices against would-be bicycle thieves? Nope. Henry James’ other specialty is aesthetically pleasing, heavy steel lugs that attach the frame’s tubes together.

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Ken Wheeler’s idea for creating wooden bicycles—and creating his company, Renovo—came from his background in airplane design. This bamboo cycle is Renovo’s only noncustom design, which put the bikes in a more affordable range than his custom-built, mixed-hardwood frames.

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