A Texas showcase


Mark your calendars.
The fourth annual Texas Custom Bicycle Show
is being held this year on Oct. 15-16 at the Austin Convention Center at 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. in downtown Austin.
“The bikes get better and better each year,” says friend and neighbor Jeremy Shlachter, owner of Gallus Cycles in Fort Worth.
Gallus Cycles will be among the 23 exhibitors of this year’s Texas Custom Bicycle Show, which began in 2008 at the Superdrome in Frisco, a far-north suburb of Dallas.
Tickets are $5 at the door and good for admission on Saturday and Sunday. One dollar from each ticket sold goes to support the Austin Cycling Association.
“It takes a lot for me to be impressed, and I’m usually my hardest critic,” says Jeremy, who has exhibited all four years at the Texas Custom Bicycle Show. “But I am really looking forward to the show this year because I’m bringing some stunning bikes to show off.”
Jeremy will be exhibiting the stainless randonneur bike that he built for himself for participation in the Paris-Brest-Paris race in August, an all-rounder road bike, a classic mountain bike and what he says is “the most complex bike I have built to date” — a belt-drive fixie.
The diversity of Jeremy’s showpieces reflects the variety of bikes to be on display at the show — road, mountain, city and track bicycles built with such materials as steel, titanium and carbon.
This year’s show also features component and accessory manufacturers homegrown in Texas.

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