Seattle Bike Expo 2011

The Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bike Expo is the largest consumer bike expo in the United States. Which is to say, it’s the largest expo open to the general public (versus giant industry events like Interbike, which are not). Each year, the Seattle Expo features a classic bike show, presentations and speakers, and exhibitors showing off everything from carbon super bikes to cargo commuters to magazines, accessories, and clothing. I took a stroll around day one of this year’s expo to check out the vintage bikes, listen to the Bike Snob’s self-deprecating humor, and look at some shiny bikes and components. Lucky for you, I had my camera with me. Unfortunately, I’m a mediocre photographer and my old point-and-shoot doesn’t do great in the dim halogen-glow of the convention center, so we’ll just call these snapshots of the expo.


All chrome Riga from Italy. Note the split seat tube, which allows the wheel to slide through.


Bill Davidson of Davidson bikes and Seattle shop Elliot Bay Bicycles.


The Snob


Carbon Calfee


This guy was riding his trainer through both days of the Expo to raise money for Tour de Cure.


Milholland custom bikes. One of several Oregon builders at the show.


I’m not usually one to go gaga over carbon bits, but these Mad Fiber wheels were the lightest wheels I’ve ever held. Even expecting them to be light, I was surprised at how they felt in hand once I picked them up.

 

2 Responses to Seattle Bike Expo 2011

  1. Pingback: Notes from the 2011 Seattle Bike Expo (with video) | Seattle Bike Blog

  2. I am the USA biker riding on the trainer for diabetes. Correction; I am not riding to raise money for diabetes, It is a bike expo event, not a charity fundraising event. The soul purpose is to encourage people to sign up for the tour de cure, to raise awareness and to honor all those who are batting this life threatening illness. THIS IS NEVER ABOUT MONEY!!!

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