Archive for July, 2006

Stolen: Felt F60

Monday, July 31st, 2006

’05 F60 Felt racing bike, Blue and Black, Stars and Stripes tape on handlebar,
glow in the dark pedals. Stolen at the Fridge on 39th and Woodstock on 7/29/06.
John-Arthur. peetzj@reed.edu

Stolen: Fisher Paragon MTB

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Stolen – Gary Fisher Paragon Mountain Bike – Serial# 1934903 – 26″ Med
(Frame type- D) Color: Dark grey with yellow lettering and yellow front
shocks – turned up handlebar ends – black custom wheels w/street tires, rear
rack, two bottle cages, a bracket for mounting a handlebar bag, odometer
mount, Incredible bell, etc.

Stolen from the back on my van in broad daylight in the parking lot of our
office, 1:14 PM, July 20th from 6360 NE MLK Jr. Blvd – the guy cut the
built-in Yakima rack cable with cutters (I was only away from the car for an
hour and a half). The neighboring business caught it all on video but not
clear enough to id the guy. He walked up with a white satchel over his
shoulder (carrying the cutters), struggled for about a minute cutting the
cable and then road off with the bike!

You can contact me at: patrick-eckford@comcast.net

Stolen: Cook Brothers

Monday, July 31st, 2006

This is more of an “in memory of” since it’s been ten years and four bikes ago.
It was a red Cook Brothers Malibu frame, Cook Bro’s cranks and bottom, one speed with disk brake and roundie bars. A carefully hand crafted super cruiser.

Serial, KWD13, my initials and lucky number.

I was riding with a buddy past Paranoid Park on stark when we were attacked by a small gang of bike jackers. My friend was hurt pretty bad and both bikes were ripped off.

I loved that bike.
bgddyy [at] comcast [dot] net

Stolen: Schwinn Phantom

Monday, July 31st, 2006

My 1955 Schwin Phantom Replica was stolen from my house. It is red and black with chrome. It has a Black “fuel tank” that functions as a horn and a headlight that runs off D batteries. I had a kryptonite cable lock that was cut in half. It was locked around the frame, back tire, and porch railing. I could have saved $50 on the lock and just left it. I walk to work in the summer and ride during the winter. We pride our selves on being conscious of the impact of too many cars on the road so this SUCKS!!! I filed a police report and then found out 2 hours later that other homes were hit on my street too. This happened at NE 29th and Alberta (exactly NE Emerson).


Gabrielle B.

503.236.9515 x113

Stolen: Novara Randonee

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Novara Randonee, 2004 model, 55 cm, blue with
silver and black. Handlebar taillight inserts, rear
rack, fenders with a white courtesy flap. Locked with
two heavy cables and two pad locks. Taken in the

jameslasof [at]

CCC to close Vancouver store, will maintain programs

Saturday, July 29th, 2006
A trip to the Community Cycling Center

The Northeast Portland based Community Cycling Center (CCC) has just announced that they plan to close their retail store in downtown Vancouver (WA) on August 2, 2006.

According to an official statement from the CCC, the Vancouver location (which opened in April 2005) has, “not performed as well as planned.”

Founding board member and current board president Jay Graves said the decision to close the retail store was not easy, “but it’s the right thing to do for the long term sustainability of the CCC.”


Stolen: Red Trek 2200

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Trek 2200 red road bike stolen in front of 1500 SW
First Ave., downtown (at Clay Ave.) sometime between
1:30 and 4:30pm. Bike had black lettering, a silver
bike computer, clipless racing pedals, and an REI
pouch under the seat. It also had the attachment for
my kid’s trail-a-bike on the seatpost. The end caps
on the handles were different colors: one was black
and one was silver with a B (from the Bike Gallery).
It had a purple Bike Gallery sticker on it, and a
silver cage (for water bottles). It is a 56cm size

I’m reachable at drebanal@gmail.com

Stolen: Vintage Nishiki Olympiad

Friday, July 28th, 2006

My house was burglarized yesterday. Along with my laptop, CDs, and library
book (Wha?) they ripped off my newly acquired Nishiki Olympiad. THe beauty
was made in the 70s and was a stunning grey/silver with bright white
fenders. I’m 6’3″ so the frame was tall tall tall. The seat came to most
people’s chests. Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact frame size but
I’ll remember soon. THe handlebars weren’t dropped but more of a typical
commuter style so the rider sat upright. It was a ten-speed and had racing
stripe-type designs up and down the seat tube. Basically it’s a beautiful
greyish bike with fading white and pink highlights.


Stolen: Trek 7.2fx

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Trek 7.2fx, 20 speed, 26″ tires, Blue, Black Metal fenders front and back.
Serial Number 227c0790a
Purchased at Vancouver Cyclery March 13, 2006

The bike was locked up. The cable lock was cut and the bike was stolen
outside Firebird Arts and Music 17111 NE Glisan.

This bike is primary transportation along with the Max to get from
Vancouver to Gresham 2-3 days a week and as general transport the rest
of the week. A police report has been filed by mail with Gresham Police
so there’s no police report number yet.


Judge finds fault with fixies

Friday, July 28th, 2006
Fighting for fixed gears in court
[Ayla Holland (L) and Mark Ginsberg (R)]

Yesterday at the Multnomah County Courthouse the law came down against fixed gear bicycles.

On June 1, 2006 Portland bike messenger Ayla Holland was given a ticket for allegedly violating Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 815.280(2)(a) which states,