A custom bicycle show is akin to an art exhibit.
Masters of their genre showcase their latest work. Some of the creations might tend to the avant-garde. Others are in the style of the classics.
Some of the best custom bike builders from Texas and beyond — and, make no mistake, they are artists — will be displaying their work Oct. 27-28 in Dallas at the fifth annual Texas Custom Bicycle Show.
“There will be builders, illustrators, T-shirts and other entertaining bicycle-related diversions TBA,” says the online info for the show.
The aim of the event is to “promote the fine work of custom bicycle builders, foster a deeper understanding of the bicycle, and increase the desire of everyone to get out and ride, especially on a beautiful, custom, handmade bicycle.”
Among the exhibitors will be friend and neighbor Jeremy Shlachter of Fort Worth, owner of Gallus Cycles. The name for Jeremy’s line of bikes, Gallus, comes from his days as a bicycle messenger in Glasgow, Scotland.
“Gallus,” he says, is Glaswegian slang for “bad ass.”