Archive for September, 2009

Interbike report: Mad scientists and independent inventors

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

[BikePortland managing editor Elly Blue is back from Interbike, but she’s still going through mountains of notes and photos. Below is a report about some of the smaller fry she came across on the show floor — quirky inventions and scrappy startups. See the rest of our Interbike coverage here.] The “SEE ME” light-up belt. Read More »

Vancouver looks to improve I-5 bridge crossing for bikes

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

One of two new stencils comingto the Interstate Bridge. With no guarantee that a new bridge over I-5 between Vancouver and Portland will ever be built, transportation planners from the City of Vancouver are working on several projects they hope will improve bicycle and pedestrian travel across the existing span. According to Senior Planner Jennifer Read More »

US DOT kicks off Distracted Driving Summit: Tune in live

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

As promised back in August, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood kicked off the Distracted Driving Summit this morning in Washington D.C. The event, which a DOT press release says is, “Leading the call for a cultural shift in how Americans view safe driving” is being webcast live from the DOT website today and Read More »

Red/Silver Gary Fisher Nirvana 2004

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Year: 2004Brand: Gary FisherModel: NirvanaColor:Red/SilverSize:22.5″/57cmPhoto: http://images.craigslist.org/3mb3p33o25T05P75R399u4709e0fa68cf1eb9.jpgStolen in Inner NE Portland, OR 97232Stolen:2009-09-28Stolen From: 20th and NE DavisNeighborhood: KernsOwner: Cedric JusticeOwnerEmail: cedric.justice@gmail.comReward: 50$Description: My bike was stolen on Sunday or Monday night from my back yard. Here are the details: 57cm frame/22.5″ Red/silver frame with Greenpeace, Secret Machines, Atari stickers Back black rack Black Kryptonite lock Read More »

Black Schwinn World 70’s

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Year: 70’sBrand: SchwinnModel: WorldColor:BlackSize:64cmStolen in Portland, OR 97211Stolen:2009-09-29Stolen From: Alberta aveNeighborhood: AlbertaOwner: Gram ShipleyOwnerEmail: gram@shipley.proReward: $100Description: Large 25″ frame Schwinn world, chrome nervex lugs, lots of black on bikebut cable housings are white, bar-end shifters, triple crank, concor saddle.This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

A few peeks at Manifest Design Challenge entries

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Sean Chaney of Vertigo Cycles posted this sneak peek of his Design Challenge entry. The Constructor’s Design Challenge (part of Oregon Manifest) is coming this Friday. The event is an unprecedented opportunity to have the brightest minds in bike building put their skills and experience into building the Ultimate Transportation Bike. Each entry will be Read More »

prpl/blk speckled Giant Iguana 1993

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Year: 1993Brand: GiantModel: IguanaColor:prpl/blk speckledSize:19″Serial: ?Photo: ?Stolen in 97212, OR Stolen:2009-09-28Stolen From: Back patio of our home. NE 11th between Stanton and Siskiyou.Neighborhood: IrvingtonOwner: Eric HeinrichOwnerEmail: eheinr@comcast.netDescription: Purple/Black speckle paint. XT brakes. Singulator. “I hate cars” sticker on down tube. “Arnet” sticker on front (emblem), Arnet sticker on down tube. Rack, racing seat, fenders, light Read More »

metallic orange Kona mtn bike 1994-2000

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Year: 1994-2000Brand: KonaModel: mtn bikeColor:metallic orangeSize:? I’m 5’6″Stolen in Portland, OR 97225Stolen:2009-09-29Stolen From: It was taken out of my truck. It was parked in from of my house (750 SW 83rd. Ave. Portland. Cross street is SW LeahyNeighborhood: Near St. Vincent HospitalOwner: Heather BaldwinOwnerEmail: hmcleanbaldwin@gmail.comReward: $50Description: It’s pretty old but, recently I had a used Read More »

City, BTA gear up for Walk and Bike to School Day

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The morning scene at Trillium Charter School in North Portland.(Photos © J. Maus)

Black Bianchi Axis 1991

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Year: 1991Brand: BianchiModel: AxisColor:BlackSize:60cmStolen in Portland, OR 97211Stolen:2009-09-24Stolen From: My garage, at 11th and Sumner St.Neighborhood: AlbertaOwner: Dan BlakerOwnerEmail: blakerspam@gmail.comReward: $300Description: Unusual large paddle shifters mounted on the top of the handlebar. Black back rack w/ orange strips and an Amnesty International sticker. “Campus” pedals (step-in clips on one side, flat on the other). Black Read More »

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