Philly Bike Expo 2015

Vlad Cycles is heading west to Philadelphia again!  We will be exhibiting our bikes at Philly Bike Expo on Nov. 7-8.  The exhibition will be held at Pennsylvania Convention Center in the heart of downtown Philadelphia.  The show will be spectacular featuring talented frame builder on the East Coast of USA.  Here is a preview of what we will be bringing to the show this weekend.

 

 

NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show)

NAHBS 2015Vlad Cycles will be exhibiting in the upcoming NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show) during March 6-8, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.

We are excited to be included in the world’s number one handmade bicycle show!  NAHBS has been rapidly growing since it’s first started in 2005 where independent frame builders from US and other countries display their work to the public and engage with cycling enthusiasts to share their ideas and passion.

For more information about NAHBS please follow this link:  http://www.2015.handmadebicycleshow.com/.

The frame and the entire build that will be displayed in Lousville is in the idea/design stages.  Stay tuned for more information on what is going to NAHBS.

Happy Trails, Vlad

 

 

From The Philly Bike Expo 2014

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Hi All,

The Philly Bike Expo was an amazing experience for us!  During two days we met lots of people who were very pleased with our bikes and had to say lots nice words..  We brought to Philly a Road Disk Di2 bike and a Single Speed Mountain bike: Troika Disc Di2Troika SS MTBThe two-day event included about 130 exhibitors, including frame builders, bicycle manufacturers, bike shops, components and tool companies, and cycling apparel companies.

We came to Philly on Friday to set up our table at the Philadelphia Convention Center and then headed to Engine Cycles’ open house to learn more about titanium bicycle fabrication and meet other frame builders.. There we met Drew Guldalian, owner of Engine Cycles; Rody Walter, owner of Groovy Cycleworks and Eric Estlund from Winter Bicycles.  Each of these guys has vast experience in the frame fabrication business and inspirational stories of what it takes to become a successful frame builder.  We finished our day in the nice Japanese restaurant in the Germantown.

Next day, Expo began at 10am and to our surprise people were already heading to the bike show.  The place was busy all day.  Later that day we had a surprise visit of the Troika owner. His custom build was finished and assembled just few hours before we headed to Philly from Boonton, NJ.  He came all the way from San Francisco and loved his bike!  Here is the photo of him checking out his Troika:

Ed and his Troika

Sunday morning we attended Gary Helfrich seminar on Theory and Practice of Titanium Frame Building.  I brought with me my 10-year-old son.  He was the youngest in the audience and did not get excited until the Russian Submarine picture came up on the screen.  The Sub was cut to pieces and sold to manufactures of titanium in China.  Gary is the founder of Merlin and is considered to be an inventor of the titanium bicycle frame.

Below are few photos from the Expo, including group picture of the frame builders and my portrait with Troika as well as photos of other bicycles exhibited at the Expo.  Thanks for reading and Happy Trails!

Vlad