Belt Drive Bike Photo Gallery: Wheelies, Clovers, Couplers and Paintjobs

NAHBS 14_Festka_complete with reflection

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is where the best custom bike builders display their artistry and innovation. This photo gallery shows some of our favorite Gates Carbon Drive bikes displayed in Charlotte at NAHBS 2014. Pictured above and below is a hand painted gem from Festka, a Czech brand based in Prague. The detailing was done by the same design firm that worked on the new Wes Anderson film “Grand Budapest Hotel.”

NAHBS 14_Festka_drive

NAHBS 14_Festka_bars

REEB Cycles, the bike brand of Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado, wheelied into Charlotte with a 29-plus mountain bike featuring the Pinion gearbox, and with a neon green 650b dirt jumper that will no doubt see some action in the Oskar Blues pump track.

NAHBS 14_REEB_Pinion_wheelie

NAHBS 14_REEB_DJ complete

NAHBS 14_REEB_Pinion

NAHBS 14_REEB_Pinion_downtube

NAHBS 14_REEB_DJ front

NAHBS 14_REEB_DJ complete front

Located in the high peaks of the “mountains of Indiana,” as their slogan goes, Shamrock Cycles showed their Irish pride with this lucky charm of a cyclocross racer bedazzled with green-green clovers.

NAHBS 14_Shamrock_cx bike complete

NAHBS 14_Shamrock_clovers headtube

NAHBS 14_Shamrock_cx complete

Independent Fabrications owner Gary Smith, who moonlights as CEO of the textile company Polartec, built this singlespeed road bike to bring on the road during his frequent business travels. The couplers on the top tube and down tube allow him to disassemble the bike and put it in a suitcase. The Gates belt keeps it clean and low maintenance.

NAHBS 14_Indy Fab_complete

NAHBS 14_Indy Fab_coupler

NAHBS 14_Indy Fab_drops

Thanks to Tim Lucking for the creative imagery. Stay tuned for more photos of beautiful belt drive bikes from NAHBS 2014.

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