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Rough and Ready (and Bedazzled): the STEPS eBikes of NAHBS

  March 11, 2015

Custom bike builder Erik Noren of Peacock Groove Bicycles looks like a tough guy posing with his bedazzled eBike at the North American Handmade Bike Show. Truthfully, he’s really a kitten. Noren’s retro-themed electric bike is an homage to turn-of-the-century motos, but with a modern twist: a Shimano STEPS electric drive with the Gates Carbon Drive belt system.

Peacock Groove_profile with grafiti

Peacock Groove_toptube

Peacock Groove_rear detail

Peacock Groove_front

Peacock Groove_Erik dainty
Yeah, like we said, he’s a kitten.

Fifield Electric Bikes also displayed an eBike with Shimano STEPS and Gates belt. This Chatham frame equipped with Alfine Di2 electronic shifting was created by builder Ted Wojcik. Check out the Gates Flickr photostream for more pictures.

Fifield STEPS profile

Fifield STEPS closeup

Fifield STEPS headbadge

Fifield STEPS Wojcik

Ted Wojcik posing with STEPS eBike. He also displayed this Caladesi eBike with the Bofeili electric drive below:

Fifield Caladesi

Thanks to Gates Carbon Drive’s Tim Lucking for the photography. Stay tuned for more of his pictures from NAHBS.