The 2009 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas ran over three days last week (Sep 23-25). As usual, there were wood rims sprinkled around the Show. As usual, the general media missed them entirely. However, those displays received loads of compliments.
Ortlieb USA showed an elegant SOMA city bike. Ghisallo Sport rims were laced to a Son generator front hub and a Chris King cassette rear. The spokes were tied and soldered for extra twinkle.
Cream and wood look darned good.
Boo Bicycles made its debut with bamboo frames from Vietnam. The workmanship was dazzling. Designs are by Nick Frey, recently graduated from Princeton. These are serious machines!. Two of his bikes wore Ghisallo rims. An unforgettable combination.