Principia vs Marin

Principia Rev_integral_C40T_ligh Stelvio Marin

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Merckx vs Cipollini

Merckx emx3-di2-2013Cipollini rb1000ic

Scott vs Fuji

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Tomac vs Specialized

TOMAC-Primer-220Specialized 2

Felt vs Guru

Felt 2012-DA1-Di2_LARGE2012 guru cr.301 tt red black

Sensa vs Javelin

IMG_1831 Javelin ss

Verenti vs Torpado

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Pretty in Pink

These are definitely not girl’s bikes.  And you’ll need sunglasses for these, though rose-coloured ones would be overkill.

Festka, from the Czech Republic, brought a pair of one-off stunners to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this past weekend.  The Zero, and the MOTEL Chrom.

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Germany’s Vandeyk Purple Blast.  (We think it’s really pink.)

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And the also impressive Speedvagen road bike built by Vanilla Bicycles from arguably the current Mecca of handbuilt steel bikes, Portland, Oregon.

Speedvagen - Dura Ace

Passoni vs Duell

Passoni Nero 2013Duell Vogue - steel pink 2013