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Red/White Fuji CrossComp 2006

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Year: 2006
Brand: Fuji
Model: CrossComp
Color:Red/White
Size:54
Photo: http://www.bikepedia.com/Images/image.aspx?w=400&h=400&filename=2006-Fuji-Cross-Comp.jpg
Stolen in Portland, OR 97209
Stolen:2009-11-30
Stolen From: 10th and Flanders St, in front of the SkinniDip frozen yogurt store
Neighborhood: Pearl District
Owner: Eric Gregg
OwnerEmail: egregg@inavero.com
Reward: $150
Description: Has an underseat bike bag, a rack on back for panniers, and a a small bike computer on the handlebars.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

At BikeCraft, rain capes and more from Sara Stout

Monday, November 30th, 2009
sara in her shop
Sara Stout is busy creating
wonderful things for BikeCraft.
(Photos © Elly Blue)

I recently paid a visit to Sara Stout in the treehouse where she lives, paints, and tends to her bike fleet and aging dog Betty (a longtime fixture at bike moves). This week, the treehouse has been transformed into a BikeCraft factory, where Stout has been busily turning old materials into new, useful things.

When I dropped by, the final coat on a colorful tray of light-switch plate covers, was drying by the woodstove. Stout had moved on to making bicycle-shaped seat covers, with waterproof material above and a drawstring underneath.

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Pink Diamonback ?

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Year: ?
Brand: Diamonback
Color:Pink
Size:White
Stolen in Portland, OR 97210
Stolen:2009-11-28
Stolen From: Lloyd Center
Owner: Kyle Lattimer
OwnerEmail: kylelattimer@gmail.com
Description: The bike was just purchased from the police warehouse in Salem so the bike should have some serial numbers written on the bike with red marker. The bike is half pink and half white. That is all the information I have. Please Help!
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

BikePortland social this Thursday: What’s the state of bike advocacy?

Monday, November 30th, 2009
BikePortland Social Hour-1.jpg
The first BikePortland social in 2008
(Photo © J. Maus)

What is the state of bicycle advocacy in the nation’s most bicycle-friendly city?

Join us this Thursday for an informal discussion of just that. Come talk and learn about recent staffing shake-ups at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, the Community Cycling Center’s efforts to reach out to minority populations, carfree activism, Critical Mass, Idaho Stop, cycle tracks, bicycle funding, and the grassroots advocacy initiatives that never stop cropping up.

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The Monday Roundup

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Hit and run on a bike; bike laws (pro- and anti-); how to save the bus system; high speed rail; seat belts on the motorcoach; Rosa Parks revisited; the art of bike safety

Here’s the news that caught our eye this week:

– Prominent medical journal The Lancet has published a study that includes a strong recommendation of funding biking and walking infrastructure over roads.

– In the past 25 years, the amount of highway funding that comes from sources not related to highway use has doubled.

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Chrome Bianchi Pista 2005

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Year: 2005
Brand: Bianchi
Model: Pista
Color:Chrome
Size:57cm
Stolen in Portland, OR 97210
Stolen:2009-11-10
Stolen From: NW Savier St between 24th and 25th Aves.
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Owner: Kevin Murphy
OwnerEmail: kcmurphy@gmail.com
Reward: YES
Description: All Chrome (debadged the painted on decals on top tube and downtube–headbadge remains on headtube) Bianchi Pista. Converted to 7 speed internal gear hub with rolling rear brake. Custom built front and rear wheels, with black Velocity Aerohead rims, radially laced in front, 3 cross in rear with Shimano 7 speed internal hub. Sugino 75 crank, swept back riser handlebar with grip shift. Machinery Row Bicycles saddle bag with a security cable running through the saddle rails. Shimano SPD pedals with flat on opposite side.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Red/Cream Novara-REI Road 2004

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Year: 2004
Brand: Novara-REI
Model: Road
Color:Red/Cream
Size:Medium Women’s size
Stolen in Portland, OR 97204
Stolen:2009-11-27
Stolen From: Portland Public Library Central
Neighborhood: Downtown
Owner: Emily Brennan
OwnerEmail: bren@pdx.edu
Reward: $100
Description: I wrapped the handles myself (obviously an amateur job). Stickers are: Big blue sticker in Russian, A “boycott eat public land beef”, a “I only drink tap water”. There is a big black back fender. Also a cateye light.
Police record with: 09106480
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Cream Novara-REI Road 2004

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Year: 2004
Brand: Novara-REI
Model: Road
Color:Cream
Size:White
Stolen in Portland, OR 97204
Stolen:2009-11-27
Stolen From: Portland Public Library Central
Neighborhood: Downtown
Owner: Emily Brennan
OwnerEmail: bren@pdx.edu
Reward: $100
Description: I wrapped the handles myself (obviously an amateur job). Stickers are: Big blue sticker in Russian, A “boycott eat public land beef”, a “I only drink tap water”. There is a big black back fender. Also a cateye light.
Police record with: 09106480
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

“Dear friends and colleagues”: A letter from Scott Bricker

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

“This new position proved to be my most challenging professional venture.”
— Scott Bricker

On November 18th, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) announced that Scott Bricker would no longer be their leader. The firing was effective immediately, and it caught some in the community off guard. After all, Bricker had the longest tenure of any other BTA staffer.

Bricker has yet to respond at length to the personnel decision. Today, he sent out a letter to his friends and colleagues that he has given us permission to reprint in its entirety below:

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black Schwin 2008

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Year: 2008
Brand: Schwin
Color:black
Stolen in Portland, OR 97202
Stolen:2009-11-28
Stolen From: 4133 SE 32nd Ave
Portland
Neighborhood: Kenelworth/Creston
Owner: Will Munger
OwnerEmail: mungerw@reed.edu
Description: Black aluminum Schwinn frame. moustache handle bars. single speed coaster hub. Front and rear brakes. front and rear racks. brooks saddle. Black fenders.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike