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Made in Portland: Cielo announces collaboration with Tanner Goods

Posted by on February 12th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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Cielo has partnered with Tanner.
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(Photos: King Cycle Group)

Following our reporting last month, Cielo has now officially announced a new line of bikes that will come with accessories made by Tanner Goods. Both companies are based in Portland and make their products just a few miles from each other.

Cielo, the bike brand created by Chris King and made in the Chris King Precision Components factory in Portland’s northwest industrial area, will offer a Cielo Tanner Goods Edition package on two of their frames: the Sportif Classic and the Cross Classic.

Here’s more from the official statement:

“… The Cielo Tanner Goods Edition comes outfitted with three exquisitely crafted waxed canvas and leather bags: a handlebar mounted bag for the your little necessities; a saddlebag to store the essentials for any unforeseen roadside maintenance; and a frame bag capacious enough to haul everything you could need for the perfect picnic afternoon while doubling as a shoulder bag for browsing unexpected estate sales. Each frame comes equipped with Honjo™ smooth fenders that are painted to match and trimmed out with a rear mounted Tanner Goods leather mudflap.”

This collaboration is the result of a visit to Tanner Goods by Chris King and his brand manager Jay Sycip back in April. That visit led to a “design discussion” and the two companies realized they had a “shared aesthetic” and similar values in how they approach manufacturing and product development.

Sycip says the price for the frame, fork, fenders, and three Tanner bags will be about $2,900.

Here are a few more photos:

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Two great local companies coming together like this is a perfect example of the special bike ecosystem we have in Portland. We have drawn hundreds of talented and bike-loving makers, designers, and builders to this city. Now the result is new products and innovation that grow the industry and the local economy.

Cielo plans a big launch of these bikes at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver, Colorado February 22nd through 24th. If you don’t make it to Denver, sources say a Cielo Tanner Goods Edition bike will be on display at Tanner’s Portland retail store at 1308 W. Burnside. See more photos on their Flickr page.

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  • Nathan February 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    The design of the top tube bag/backpack is nice. It looks as though it isn’t for sale separately.

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  • resopmok February 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Drool.. some may disagree (their opinions probably aren’t worth much), but I find it a very stylish and attractive set up. I can’t judge practicality until I actually have access to its use, but I predict good things. Perhaps Chris King would be so kind as to let me borrow one, indefinitely?

    I’m curious about how waterproof the bags are, and the long term durability they provide. I love my brooks and leather is very nice, bur I wonder how leather straps, fasteners and zipper pulls would hold up in our oft rainy climate without a lot of due care.

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    • A.K. February 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Yeah, not a bike I’d choose for myself, but it certainly is beautiful none-the-less. I like the oranges and browns together.

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  • Spiffy February 13, 2013 at 7:43 am

    where does your water bottle go?

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  • David Feldman February 13, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I have used Carradice bags for years–waxed canvas definitely keeps the water out. Nice to see some canvas stuff made locally, same with Swift INdustries up the road in Seattle.

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    • borgbike February 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      I was just in Tanner Goods a few weeks ago and was remarking to an employee that Tanner’s work could easily be translated into Carradice-like bike bags and he didn’t know what I was talking about. Maybe the employee was playing coy?

      So, yes, hopefully these will be items that can be purchased separately later.

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  • Andrew K February 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

    that is one stylish machine. Some bikes just look like they would be a great ride and this is one of them. Normally I’m not big on orange but in this case it really works.

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  • Garlynn Woodsong February 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Hmm, $2,900 and it doesn’t even have a dynamo hub and dynamo-powered front and rear headlights? Would be a shame to have to re-build that front wheel first thing upon delivery, and in our climate, dynamo-powered lighting systems should just come standard on all new bikes.

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    • borgbike February 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      Are you saying Chris King should make a dynamo hub? That would be cool.

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  • Bill February 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Garlynn,
    the $2900 is not a complete bike. It includes frame, fork, fenders and bags. Its not cheap to build nice quality goods in the US…

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