Archive for October, 2011

white Schwin Letour

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Brand: Schwin
Model: Letour
Stolen in Portland, OR 97212
Stolen From: Romtoms bike corral
East Burnside and 6th
Neighborhood: Burnside
Owner: Jill Scantlan
OwnerEmail: jill.k.scantlan@gmail.com
Reward: $75
Description: white frame, red grip tape, chewed up seat front and rear black fenders
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Olive green Trek 3900 3900 2009

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Year: 2009
Brand: Trek 3900
Model: 3900
Color:Olive green
Photo: http://i.imgur.com/ezM5U.jpg
Stolen in Portland, OR 97201
Stolen From: SW Fourth Avenue & SW Montgomery Street
Neighborhood: Downtown
Owner: Min Schrader
OwnerEmail: schmin.min7@gmail.com
Reward: For recovery information
Description: Barely used, factory parts, near-mint condition, Mountain Hardtail

Trek(TM) specs:
Sizes 13, 16, 18, 19.5, 21, 22.5"
Frame Alpha White Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, bi-oval down tube with integrated gusset, rack & fender mounts, disc compatible dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger
Front Suspension SR Suntour XCT w/coil spring and preload, 100mm travel

Wheels Formula alloy DC20 front hub, Shimano alloy M475 rear hub; Bontrager 550 36-hole rims w/brushed sidewalls
Tires Bontrager LT3, 26×2.0"

Shifters Shimano EF51, 8 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano M190
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
Crank Shimano M171, 42/34/24
Cassette SRAM PG-820 11-32, 8 speed
Pedals Wellgo nylon platform

Saddle Bontrager SSR
Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset
Handlebars Bontrager Approved Riser, 25.4mm, 30mm rise
Stem Bontrager Approved, 25.4mm
Headset 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes w/Shimano EF50 levers
Police record with: Portland
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Blue and White Jamis Eclipse Road Bike 1980’s

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Year: 1980’s
Brand: Jamis
Model: Eclipse Road Bike
Color:Blue and White
Stolen in Portland, OR 97219
Stolen From: House at corner of SE 27th and SE Woodward
Owner: Nicholas Eckman
OwnerEmail: theggman50@gmail.com
Description: The bike was a 1980’s Jamis steel frame. The frame was blue and white, with white handlebar tape. The tires were michelin brand, with a red stripe along the tire
Police record with: Portland PD
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

County-sponsored ‘Race Talks’ series to tackle N Williams project

Monday, October 31st, 2011
The event will include facilitated group discussions.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Race Talks, a discussion series sponsored by Multnomah County, will tackle the complex and sensitive topic of how race has impacted a local transportation project.

The free event, “Coming Together on North Williams Avenue: Reconciling Neighborhood’s Past with Proposed Bike Lane” will be held at McMenamins Kennedy School Gym on Tuesday, November 8th.


The best of Bend’s crazy, costumed ‘cross racing

Monday, October 31st, 2011
What a weekend!
(Photos © J. Maus)


Temporary I-205 path detour notice

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Please note the traffic detour information below…

I-205 path users to see minor detour for next two weeks near E Burnside

The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that roadway construction will detour the I-205 ODOT Multiuse Path from October 31 through approximately November 18. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be detoured from the path onto adjacent streets during construction.

Bicyclists will be provided with signage that will direct them onto NE 97th Avenue between E Burnside and NE Glisan streets.

Pedestrians will be directed to continue on the I-205 Multiuse Pathway until north of NE Davis Street and onto a new sidewalk on the west side of NE 97th Avenue, between NE Davis and NE Glisan streets.

This project will construct a stormwater system and curbs and sidewalks.

Highlights from the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show in Bend

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Bike show attendees gawk at the work and ask questions of of Eric Estlund of Eugene-based Winter Cycles.
(Photos © J. Maus)


See bike-inspired linocuts by Amy Erickson in the Bikeasaurus gallery

Monday, October 31st, 2011
“Alpenrose Women’s Madison,” a linocut by Amy Erickson on display at Bikeasaurus.

Our friends at Bikeasaurus — the fabulous bike-inspired art, gift, and accessory store at 1337 SE MLK Jr Blvd — sent us a note about the art coming to their “mini-gallery” this month. Check out the blurb from owner Becky Morton below and stop by the shop this Friday for the opening reception…

“Not sure if you knew about it, but BIKEASAURUS has a mini gallery in our lobby and we show bike-related art by different artists every month. You should come check it out sometime if you have a few minutes. We have monthly First Friday opening receptions (always 7-10 pm with free snacks and wine.) There is an opening this Friday and I’m really excited about the art, which will be linocuts by local artist Amy Erickson. I attached a photo of one of her prints I thought you might enjoy! The title is “Alpenrose Women’s Madison.””

ODOT ready to install 29 new bikeway signs near I-5 bridge

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Mock-up of one of 29 new signs
created by ODOT to guide
bike traffic near I-5 bridge.

Last week we reported on unauthorized signage near the I-5 Bridge that was installed by a citizen activist to help bike traffic navigate the winding paths to Vancouver. The person who painted the stencils and posted laminated maps still hasn’t come forward to take credit, but many in the community are hailing them as a hero. The serpentine approach to the I-5 bridge has been a thorn in the side of many people for many years.

We followed up that story with word from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) that — despite sympathies for frustrated bike riders — they planned to remove the signs eventually because they were non-standard and hadn’t gone through an officially sanctioned process.

And then late Friday afternoon I got a phone call from ODOT Region 1 Manager Jason Tell with some very good news.


silver/blue Diamondback Insight RS 2010

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Year: 2010
Brand: Diamondback
Model: Insight RS
Serial: BUS161421701
Stolen in Portland, OR 97209
Stolen From: Last night, the night of 10/30, our bikes were stolen off the corner of NW 17th and Couch.
Neighborhood: NW
Owner: Barry Blevins
OwnerEmail: barryblev@gmail.com
Reward: 100.00
Description: Medium 2010 Diamondback Insight RS, silver and blue, black Navarro water bottle holder, IncrediBELL, Planet Bike fenders and toe cups.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: T11007887
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike