So here I am at the Texas Custom Bicycle Show.
I finally got to meet Freddie Karcher, the other Oklahoma builder. Freddie has been around for a long time, and is recently un-retired. He brought a nice assortment of old and new bikes, including a late 80s mountain bike with a Campy off road group.
Freddie and I shared a curtain in the back of our booths, which allowed me to sneak through and eat all the candy he brought and generally look creepy.
Speaking of old school cool, my neighbor Jeremy of Gallus cycles brought this 650b retro bike.
It was pretty cool because it was more of my bikes than I’ve ever had in one place. Kinda like a gathering, or a family reunion.
Cue the creepy again, with me whipsering “My chiiiiildrennnn”
The after party Saturday night at the Jackalope was fun, until Cleo spotted a roaming bounty hunter and turned me in.
So I lived to go back to the show Sunday, rearrange my booth
and meet Wes Williams of Willits.
So that’s about it, I’ll be posting a few more pics on Flickr and Facebook, plus I’m sure there a re a lot if other photos I’ll be tagged in. So stay tuned for some post show work in a week or so.
Thanks for stopping by.
Tomorrow I’m heading down to Austin for the Texas Custom Bicycle Show.
I’ve spent the last week or two trying to get stuff done before I go, like a cross frame and fork for a guy who’s moving to Cali this weekend. He came over and took a ton of pictures during the build, and since he’s a pro photographer you won’t see any of my usual crappiness. I’ll get some pics up soon but int he mean time you can head over to Flickr and check out the set. He’s adding them a few at a time, so keep checking back.
I should have some shots from the show to put up, and I’m taking the laptop so I can post an update over the weekend.
Resigning myself to not seeing it until Monday, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Fedex truck pull up Saturday morning.