29 May 2013

Japanese Builders do well at NAHBS ...

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is a late-February event, but I did not manage to check out the winners until seeing an article yesterday in one of the English language newspapers in Tokyo, highlighting some awards won by Tokyo-based Matsuda Cycle.

[JULY 2013 UPDATE ...  unfortunately, the linked article has expired ... I guess the "Japan News by Yomiuri Shimbun" has no aspirations to be the "newspaper of record" for Japan ..., if that was not already clear from their publishing 3-month old items as news.]

To read the article you might not realize that there were other awards given out ... or that the event happened three months ago.

Konno-san of Cherubim won Best City Bike, and there is plenty of other eye candy here: NABHS 2013 winners.

Since there cannot be more than a few Japanese builders who go to NAHBS, one would need to say that they are punching above their weight ... or perhaps more appropriately that they have a very high power-to-weight ratio.

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