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Portland builders take home four awards

Posted by on March 4th, 2007 at 5:55 pm


The North American Handmade Bicycle Show just wrapped up with a big announcement and an awards ceremony.

NAHBS Day 2
[Pereira and his
"Roaring 29er" mountain bike.]

Two local Portland builders — Tony Pereira of Pereira Cycles, and Joseph Ahearne of Ahearne Cycles — scored major recognition for their building skills.

Pereira was the big winner of the night with three awards. His “Roaring 29er” cruiser-inspired mountain bike took home the awards for Best Fillet Brazed Bike and Best Off-Road Bike. Tony also took home the Best Road Bike trophy with his pinstriped, 1950s style randonneuring bike. Check out Tony’s photo gallery of this bike on PereiraCycles.com.

Ahearne was honored with the Best City Bike trophy for his magnificent “Ms Michaels” mixte, which I wrote about yesterday.

[Ahearne's mixte took home the Best City Bike award!]

I couldn’t think of a more exciting way to end my trip in San Jose. Our local boys did us very proud. They all showed some of the most beautiful and creative bikes in the entire show.

oops….I’ve got a plane to catch!…

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  • JeremyS March 5, 2007 at 5:54 am

    Congrats to all the Portland craftsmen/women! We are lucky to have such a fine set of inspiring artists in our town. And great coverage of the event, Jonathan. Now, if I can just convince my wife that I really do need a fast tourer, a singlespeed, a SS 29er, and a long bike. Then the dilemma of who to choose to build them?

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  • Caroline March 5, 2007 at 7:45 am

    Holy Cow Tony! That’s AWESOME! Congratulations!!!!

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  • mike March 5, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Tony-
    Congrats. Now get back here so we can go mountain biking!
    A very proud Pereira owner

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  • 'Jefe March 5, 2007 at 8:37 am

    Nice work Joseph! That bike looks fantastic.

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  • Steven McStevens March 5, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Well done good fellow!!!

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  • Rowdy Mcginty March 5, 2007 at 9:09 am

    Have your Brothers have inspired your work? They must have, that is a coolest 29er I’ve seen!

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  • Austin March 5, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Nice work guys! (Those trophies are huge!)

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  • Tony Pereira March 6, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks everyone! Its quite an honor to be recognized by AND among so many incredible builders. I’m thinking about an open house at my shop soon so that all y’all can come by and see the bikes…stay tuned–Jonathan will be the first to know.

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  • Bill Stites March 7, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Hey, big congratulations to Tony and Joseph , and the whole Portland crew. I’m really proud to be working on bike stuff in Portland, inspired by the caliber of work from these guys, including Sacha and Ira.
    Excellent work!

    Bill

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  • Mary Lou & Dean March 22, 2007 at 11:16 am

    News travels fast. From San Jose, Ca. to Stuart, Fl. Our family and friends were able to share the excitement of Joseph Ahearne’s award of “Best City Bike”. We are so very proud of him! Of course, the bike mixte that won was built for Ms.Michaels – who just happens to be our daughter. Great going Joseph!!!

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  • [...] Newlands, and Sacha White (My favorite). With close to twelve frame builders around Portland (see a list of them on bike portland’s link page). There are a few other notable mentions around this great city as well: Chris King, Castelli [...]

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