By Blair Anthony Robertson, Sacramento Bee
For years, as Lance Armstrong ruled the Tour de France and carbon fiber became the material of choice for racers and recreational riders alike, high-end bikes got lighter, marginally faster and more mass-produced than ever.
Steel bikes built by hand were for a dwindling number of stubborn old dudes, artisans and aesthetes.
Then something happened – a convergence of folks in recent years that has transformed a segment of the bike industry and helped return style, substance and soul to cycling.
To see it firsthand, look no further than the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, where thousands of men and women began roaming the Sacramento Convention Center on Friday. The three-day show, which is expected to attract 10,000-plus visitors, is open to the public and runs through Viagra Online at good prices Sunday.