One of my favorite bikes at the show was Soma Fabrications Trademans Cargo bike , A fantastic design based on the old delivery bicycles of long ago - 26 inch wheel in the rear with a 20 inch wheel up front and disc brake mounts with a nice sturdy platform at the front for mounting a large basket of any type. This is available as a frame set only but gives you the option of making your very own custom cargo bike. The upper portion of the frame would be perfect for mounting a sign board as well. If I buy another bike this will be it !.
Apart from the bikes above there were lots of new colors like the bright yellow Surly pugsly pictured below and some interesting frame designs from some of the smaller builders and even a few classic road racers as well. If you have never been to a bicycle industry trade show check it out as they are a lot of fun as most makers also have a test ride bike as well. At Cycle Mode there is a large indoor test track which proved very popular , where else can you test ride so many new bicycles at one time. If I was not so busy I would have loved to test ride a few new bikes myself, instead I ended up walking the aisles loaded with new catalogs and my camera - 2013 looks to be quite exciting !