Archive for April, 2006

Stolen: Specialized MTB

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

[Posted by “sommer11”]

Silver Specialized M-2 mtn bike

16in/small-Alum Matrix frame

s/#__ 4358

Mavic wheels

Blk metal fenders & blk rear rack

Blu skull sticker on frame

Stolen: Voodoo MTB

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

[Posted by “sommer11”]

Tan Voodoo D-jab ti-mtn bike

Area: SE 122nd Ave & Stark St

16in-sm light-wt Tan/silver frame

Blk/silver Marzocchi Super Fly fork s/#__ 651 Z2

Race Face headset

Dean ti-seat post

All is well at the Clown House

Friday, April 28th, 2006
Albert Clown House

Despite some scary and somber times last October, I’m happy to report that bikey shenanigans and mayhem are alive and well at the Alberta Clown House. Last night was the first warm and dry Last Thursday celebration of the year and the Clowns and all their friends took full advantage.

The Mud Pit of Doom was oozing perfectly and claimed many victims during the mini-bike races. There was a tall-bike pie jousting match and Dingo and his family even debuted their very own concession stand…just like a real circus!

The party really got going as night fell and the tall-bike jousts became the center of attention. As I left (with Eleni asleep in my arms), Revphil was encouraging chants of “kill, kill, kill!” from the blood-thirsty crowd.


Check out my bikey postcards

Friday, April 28th, 2006
my postcard rack
[Custom rack made
from recycled frames.]

I’m very excited to announce that my new postcards are available at bike shops throughout Portland. You might remember that I showed up to BikeCraft in December with postcards. Since then I have redesigned them, sourced a new printer, and commissioned a few postcard racks made out of bike parts to display them in (see photo).

The rack was made by Matt Cartwright of Cartwright Design, the same guy responsible for the bike people on the roof of River City Bicycles and many other bikey sculptures around town.


Stolen: Schwinn MTB – Recovered

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

[Posted by “kurt_andorfer”.]

1998 19″ Bass boat blue Schwinn Homegrown stolen from PSU on Monday, April 24th. Red fork with a tomato sticker on each leg, XT shifters and rear der., XTR hubs, crank, front der., Chris King head, Avid v-brakes, SDG saddle, red grips. I dearly miss this bike, and I’m certain it misses me as well. kurta2003@yahoo.com.

Oregonian quotes a commenter

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Wanted to point out today’s Oregonian article on the new bikeway network signs. For most of you, these signs are old news.

What’s cool about the article (besides the nice photo) is that I believe it’s the first time a comment on BikePortland.org has been quoted in the Oregonian.

Here’s the last paragraph of the story:


Bike Walk Vote announces endorsements

Thursday, April 27th, 2006
[Photo: Bike Walk Vote]

Bike Walk Vote, the political action committee that tries to get bicycle and pedestrian friendly candidates into elected office, has just released their endorsements for the 2006 election.

Never heard of Bike Walk Vote? They were key in pushing the current bike-friendly Transportation Commissioner Sam Adams into office in 2004 (back then they were known as Bike/Walk PAC). Specifically, they handed out almost 4000 flyers to cyclists on downtown bridges and popular bikeways, contributed cash to campaigns, and participated in phone banks to help spread the word.


Economics, security cited as reasons against trail

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

[For reference, here are the previous posts on this issue:
Springwater development may nix trail improvement
Springwater development update

This morning I spoke with Wayne Kingsley, the owner on record of the land being purchased by SK Northwest. Wayne is a well-known local businessman and president of American Waterways, Inc. owner and operator of the Portland Spirit cruise ship that runs on the Willamette.

While Kingsley can’t speak for SK Northwest (they haven’t returned my call), he was able to illustrate for me the concerns he has for allowing a recreational trail to go through the property.


Stolen: Pink Specialized

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

[Posted by “babyluna151”]

Womens 06 PINK Specialized Hardrock Stolen from PSU!

My bike was stolen from PSU today (4/26). It was parked between Smith and Cramer Hall, with all the other bikes on the Smith side. It was locked with a Specialized cable lock. Thank you for looking!

Frame: Specialized Hardrock Frame
– Womens Specific 15″
– One-off (paint sample) color: Pink (No others made)
– No canti brake bosses, Disc only frame.
Fork: Surly 100mm Black Rigid fork
Stem/Bar: Truvativ XR stem/handlebar
Post: Specialized black 30.9 mm Seatpost
Headset: Aheadset Headset 1 1/8″
Saddle: Specialized Womens Jett 143mm saddle color: White
Shifter: Sram x7 8spd right (rear) shifter
Rear Derailleur: Sram 5.0 8spd
Crank: Shimano LX (polished clean) crankset w/32T ring
and Raceface bashguard (4 Bolt)
Front Wheel: WTB Laserdisc/Sun DS2 B2 hole – Disc Specific Wheel
with bolt-on skewers.
Rear Wheel: Shimano Deore/Sun DS2 32 hole – Disc Specific Wheel
with bolt-on skewers.
Brakes: Avid BB7 Ball Bearing – Cable Activated Disc Brakes
Bottom Bracket: Shimano ES-50 68X121mm specific size for LX cranks.
Chain: Sram PC48 8spd Chain

If found or have any info, please contact me! I just moved to Portland from North Carolina and this is my vehicle :-(

Natalie Helman



Vanilla Bicycles adds to cross roster

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
[Kevin Hulick.
Photo: Doug O.]

Kevin Hulick will be sponsored by Vanilla Bicycles for the 2006 cyclocross season. Hulick, who won the “A” category in the prestigious Cross Crusade series last year, will join accomplished racers Shannon Skerritt, Molly Cameron, and Rhonda Mazza aboard a swanky new Vanilla cross bike this fall.

Hulick, who went to school and raced bikes at Chico State University in California, now splits his time between Corvallis and Portland. He’s “pretty excited to be riding bikes built by Sacha,” and who wouldn’t be?

Sacha White, the former Portland bike messenger behind the southeast Portland based company, has become one of the most sought after custom bike builders in the world.