Anderson Custom Bicycles was one of my favorite builders at the NAHBS. While stainless seems like too much of a luxury item for me, I could see myself one day riding one. The reason I liked Anderson’s bikes so much was the story behind this Reynolds 953 road bike.
Check out more photos and a slideshow from my coverage of the 2011 NAHBS Anderson Custom Bicycles booth below.
The story goes that his client owned that California Masi when he was 16. He then wrecked it, two days after he bought it. When he approached Anderson about building him a bike, he asked that the lugs be matched to his Masi and that he wanted to add the same blue to the stainless road bike. Here’s the final product. Amazing huh? To me, that’s what embodies the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Concept bikes are great but it’s the custom bikes for clients with stories that hit close to home with me!
These photos are also at my Flickr.