1st European Handmade Bicycle Expo starting
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 30 April 2009
With around 70 exhibitors, the first European Handmade Bicycle Expo, will guarantees plenty of eye candy. Opening shortly from May 8-10 in close to Stuttgart in Bavaria – the exhibitors are not limited to unknown and cult frame builders, rather big international names like Columbus, SRAM, Brooks, Litespeed and Quintana Roo are also represented.
One of the organisers, Indra Sarkar of 2Souls Cycles commented "When we first proposed the show last April, we expected a healthy response, but we did not expect the kind of response we have seen from all parts of Europe and beyond. At first, we booked a smaller hall in the expo centre, but after a few months we had to go back to the centre management and ask them to allocate us some more floor space. By December, we had booked every spare meter of space! There is no more room, but if it was available, we could fill it, such is the high level of interest from would-be exhibitors."
The show is already hot news with fans of custom frames throughout the internet.
For a preview of some of the products – view the EHBE gallery
Website: European Handmade Bicycle Expo