|"So ... ya wanna piece of me?"|
Here are some shots of a couple of the Minnesota boys at NAHBS. Erik Noren of Peacock Groove posing all happy and macho with his golden bike and below his beer bike. Erik didn't win any prizes, but he was a presence and at least they didn't try to throw him out this year. We're gaining. First we crawl, then we walk. ;o) Nice work. If you want more, see Prolly:
Erik Noren from Peacock Groove is one of my favorite framebuilders. He's all about having bikes that are fun and full of character and this is a huge by-product of Erik's personality. I enjoyed hanging with him and shooting his beautifully unique bicycles during the 2011 NAHBS, especially his own Columbus MAX road bike.
Check out more photos and a slideshow from my coverage of the 2011 NAHBS Peacock Groove booth below.Continue reading"2011 NAHBS Recon: Peacock Groove"
|The Beer Fetcher. For making a quick run to the Hexagon Bar?|
Saving the best for last, the quiet one in the room, Vincent Dominguez. They don't pass out a lot of extra awards at the show. Just enough to cover the bases. The one that Vincent received was for "Best Fillet Brazed Bike". And it is a beautifully crafted bike. Two Thumbs up for Vincent and the sweet little mixte he built for his wife. Vincents primary influences and mentors were Minneapolis builders Terry Osell and Chris Kvale. This isn't lugged because of the mixte angles, but if you like fine thin filing, Vincent carries the torch for the next generation of the Kvale style. I think they both would be comfortable with that. Although Kvale doesn't like red.
More pictures of this jewel here.