CICLI POLITO of cleveland wins 'best in show' at NAHBS in indy!
i'ld like to send out congratulations to clevelands own: dan polito of 'cicli polito' for the 'best in show' award at the 'north american handmade bicycle show' that took place earlier this month in indianapolis.
dan asked me just before he left if i was going to make it out there and all i could do is frown with the reality of having to work that weekend.
the NAHBS has been growing each year and has a plethora of talented handmade bicycle builders take part in the competition and cleveland should be proud that one of the most talented of them calls cleveland home.
the photo above has dan posing for the shot with one of his bikes and the huge backdrop that was created by another clevelander: 'john g'. dan described the huge piece to me weeks ago but i didn't realize it would be that large. john is in the middle of a his 'flyer month' project where he creates a new flyer for each day in the month, i'm thinking someone wishes that they chose february..
the design on dans shirt in that photo was also designed by john for the cleveland band 'sun god'.
the website for cicli polito bikes crashed after the show but dan has been busy getting it back up, you can view a temporary blog for CP, here.
more photos of dan @ the NAHBS:
best in show
closeup of best in show
complete flickr set from momentum magazine
photos by david niddrie