US, Australian and European custom bicycle builders chew the fat at frameforum.net, a UK-based bulletin board with 550 registered members.
It was on here that US frame builder Don Walker of Don Walker Cycles, Texas, started to drum up support for an independent show for independent bike builders.
"I will have a website up with all the info within a week or so," said Walker.
"Maps of the area, restaurants, attractions, shuttle service and more will all be covered. I hope [this will be] the best independent show in North America. Let’s get the recognition we deserve!"