The San Diego Custom Bicycle Show was born of the efforts of a few San Diego-based builders. Pictured at left is Dave Ybarrola of Ybarrola Bicycles, Persechini Classic Cycles and Selle Logica saddles, and Chuck Schlesinger of Sadilah Handmade Framesets at right. Dave and Chuck along with Brian Baylis dreamt up a more regionally based framebuilders’ show. Naturally the benefit to exhibitors and attendees both is the opportunity to work with someone local, to build a relationship with someone you can be in touch with by more than phone and e-mail. Were more builder/buyer relationships like this—local, that is—more people would be riding handbuilt frames. This first gallery is devoted to the work of these builders.