Archive for November, 2012

blue and gray Nishiki Custom Sport ?

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Year: ?
Brand: Nishiki
Model: Custom Sport
Color:blue and gray
Stolen in Portland, OR 97203
Stolen From: My back yard
Neighborhood: North Portland
Owner: Evan Dohrmann
OwnerEmail: evand( atsign )stumptowncoffee.com
Reward: $150
Description: Single speed w/ fly wheel and rear brakes. Drop handle bars wrapped in black. Scuff marks in handle bar tape from a previous fall. Bike is mostly blue with some gray paint.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

What to expect at BikeCraft: Check the full vendor list

Friday, November 30th, 2012
BikeCraft 2011-60-2
Happy BikeCraft customers…
This could be you!

BikeCraft is this weekend and we’re getting very excited. As I always like to do before the big show, I thought I’d share the complete list of vendors. I count just over 50 of them! It’s going to be a fantastic event.

From bike bags and wooden front racks, printed matter, art, and fine leather bike accessories — if you love bikes (or need to shop for someone who does) you will find something wonderful and handmade and awesome.

Doors open at 11:00 am Saturday and Sunday. Check the vendor info below (taken directly from BikeCraft website) and start thinking about your plan of attack…


Gunmetal Grey Motobecane Fantom CX 2011

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Year: 2011
Brand: Motobecane
Model: Fantom CX
Color:Gunmetal Grey
Photo: http://campl.us/cOFIibQWA4i
Stolen in Portland, OR 97206
Stolen From: 7026 SE Martins St. Portland, OR 97206
Neighborhood: Mt. Scott/Arletta
Owner: Josh Storlie
OwnerEmail: jstorlie04@gmail.com
Reward: $100
Description: It had front and rear fenders, handlebar and seat lights, knobby tires
Police record with: Portland Police
Police reference#: 12104718
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Green Lane Project director in town next week for panel discussion

Friday, November 30th, 2012
Roskowski at the NACTO Designing Cities conference last month.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Martha Roskowski, the director of the Green Lane Project will be in Portland next week and she’ll moderate a discussion with local transportation officials about bikeway design. The event is set for Tuesday night (12/4) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and it’s being hosted by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Roskowski is the former executive director of Bicycle Colorado who was tapped by the Bikes Belong Foundation to lead the Green Lane Project, which aims to hasten the development of protected bikeways in America. Back in April, Portland was chosen as one of six “focus cities” to take part in the project.


Bike-based contractor denied service at metal recycler for not being in a motor vehicle

Friday, November 30th, 2012
Builder by Bike - Chris Sanderson-1
Chris Sanderson of Builder By Bike.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Chris Sanderson is a Portland-based licensed general contractor. Like many people in his line of work, he does a far amount of demolition and hauling for his clients. But unlike other contractors, Sanderson’s company vehicle is a bicycle, not a truck. Sanderson owns Builder By Bike LLC, a bike-based company he launched back in February.

On a recent job, he was asked to take down a metal basketball goal. He didn’t think there would be any problem taking it to a local metal recycler, so he was surprised when he was turned away.

Sanderson emailed us to share what happened:


Black Schwinn Madison 2010

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Year: 2010
Brand: Schwinn
Model: Madison
Serial: SIDT81000468
Stolen in 97214, OR
Stolen From: Stolen from locked basement of apartment building at SE14th & Taylor. U-Lock is still around front wheel and main frame, theives cut a cable lock that was around a column and carried bike out.
Owner: Erik Petersen
OwnerEmail: dkirej(AT)gmail.com
Description: Single Speed Schwinn with rear fender. Black frame with yellow wheels. Black and Yellow pad on top tube of frame. Electrical tape on other portions of frame.
Police record with: Portland BD
Police reference#: T12010262
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Jay Graves retires, sells Bike Gallery chain

Friday, November 30th, 2012
Jay Graves
Jay Graves, the former — yes former — owner
and president of Bike Gallery, as seen yesterday.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Jay Graves announced his retirement as owner and operator of the six-store Bike Gallery chain this morning.

Graves has passed on management duties to longtime Bike Gallery employee Kelly Aicher. Aicher now has an ownership stake in the company and he’ll also be the general manager of the six stores. Bike Gallery has been acquired by Mike Olson of San Diego, California-based Trek Bicycle Superstore, which is the number one Trek retailer in America.

This marks the end of an era for bicycling in Portland.


Jobs of the Week

Friday, November 30th, 2012

If you’ve been wanting to break into the local bike building industry, you are in luck. There have been two excellent framebuilder opportunities posted to our Job Listings this week. Check out the links below to learn more…


Hugger Orange Igelheart 1995

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Year: 1995
Brand: Igelheart
Color:Hugger Orange
Photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1106105609095&set=t.1120428398&type=3&theater
Stolen in Sandy, OR 97055
Stolen From: This was stolen from my house in Sandy, Oregon.
Neighborhood: Sandy
Owner: Paul Laak
OwnerEmail: pablitolaak(AT)yahoo.com
Description: This was one of the first Chris Igelheart frames built in Oregon. It is Hugger/Safety orange and it has my initials (PL) on the top side of the bottom bracket. It has a white Kestrel fork with FSA wheelset. It has a Cinelli alter stem. 105 STI shifters and 105 cranks and front derailleur. Shimano 600 rear and Dura-Ace brakes. Bontrager carbon seat post and WTB saddle.
Police record with: Clackamas County Sheriff
Police reference#: 12-35497
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

PPB investigating car/bike collision at SE 60th and Division

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

This just in from the PPB:

This evening, Thursday November 29, 2012, at 5:57 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a vehicle and a bicycle at Southeast 60th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers arrived and learned that two vehicles were stopped at a red light and that an adult male on a bicycle pulling a trailer with a child inside were stopped behind the two vehicles. A third vehicle approached the stopped cars and ran into the back of the bicycle trailer and bicycle, trapping it between the front of the car and the rear of the next vehicle.

Medical personnel transported both the rider and the child to a Portland hospital with non-traumatic injuries. The driver involved in the crash remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. It does not appear that alcohol or drugs are a factor.

The crash is still under investigation at this time and no citations have been issued.