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Local builder roundup: A carbon ‘cross collaboration and a new builder

Posted on October 18th, 2012 at 11:35 am.

Bike maker Joshua Bryant.(Self portrait) Welcome to the latest edition of our local builder roundup. With such a thriving crop of bike makers here in Portland, there’s always news to share about what they’re up to. Today we’ll share more on the continuing carbon influx and a new, emerging builder. —— Introducing Joshua Bryant of Read More »

NAHBS Spotlight: A closer look at Paul Brodie’s 1888 Whippet Replica

Posted on March 2nd, 2012 at 5:10 pm.

Tucked away in the corner of the Sacramento Convention Center in a nondescript booth hosted by a Canadian university is a bike that looks like it may have come from another century. 

A visit to Co-Motion Cycles in Eugene

Posted on December 19th, 2011 at 11:15 am.

Tandems on display at Co-Motion Cycles in west Eugene(Photos: Will Vanlue) During my time in Eugene, in addition to seeing the city’s new cycle track, I stopped by Co-Motion Cycles for a tour of their facilities. My initial plan was to take a look at some of the interesting facts about the production of their Read More »

Industrial designer, boat builder team up on plywood cargo bike

Posted on May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 pm.

Exclusive: Portland bike maker partners with Audi

Posted on March 31st, 2011 at 12:36 pm.

The ‘duo’ from Audi, made by Portland-based Renovo Hardwood Bicycles.- Click to enlarge -

Impressive list of builders signed up for Oregon Manifest Design Challenge

Posted on March 30th, 2011 at 10:45 am.

Screen grab from OregonManifest.com. The list of entrants for the 2011 Oregon Manifest Design Challenge is now posted online. The builders, who will compete to build the ultimate utility bike, include some of the most innovative and respected builders in America today. In total there are 34 builders from 11 states and six student teams. Read More »

Headed to Austin for NAHBS later this month

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 4:27 pm.

NAHBS in Portland, 2008.(Photo © J. Maus) I’m happy to announce that thanks to the sponsorship of United Bicycle Institute, I’ll be traveling to Austin, TX for the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) next month. It’s been four years since I headed down to San Jose for the show and three years since Read More »

Rapha’s new ‘Bicycle Collection’ has strong Portland ties

Posted on January 11th, 2011 at 10:30 am.

Rapha is now in the bike business.

Chris King to build Beloved Cycles alongside Cielo brand

Posted on January 7th, 2011 at 4:13 pm.

Beloved’s commuter, the “Every Day” as seen at West End Bikes last night, will now be fabricated by Chris King Precision Components in northwest Portland.(Photos © J. Maus)

Metrofiets does it again with ‘Mobile Bike Service Station’

Posted on October 22nd, 2010 at 12:28 pm.

The Mobile Bike Service Station built by Portland-based Metrofiets.(Photo courtesy of North Natomas TMA)

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