clever cycles

Broken glasses? Local shop owner grabs a bike chain link

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
"Geeks use tape," Fahrner wrote. "I use chain links."
(Photo: Martina Fahrner.)

Martina Fahrner of Clever Cycles on Southeast Hawthorne lived up to her bike shop's name Tuesday after the bridge of her glasses broke.

"They just snapped in the middle," the shop owner and Bicycle Transportation Alliance board member said in a phone interview Wednesday. "The next morning I went to work, and they snapped again. So I had to find something to stabilize them."

The problem was that, even glued together, the glasses didn't pinch her nose properly. So she started looking around the shop for "something flat and decorative."


Local shop now offers hot tub rentals, delivered by bike

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Trying out the Dutchtub-4
Wood-fired hot tub delivered by bike
and now available to rent.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland

The folks at Clever Cycles, those blessed souls that never fear a bold step into a new market, announced their Dutchtub rental program today. Remember Dutchtubs? Nine months ago when we broke the news that Clever Cycles was bringing these portable, wood-fired hot tubs to Portland, the story caused quite a buzz.

Now, after using the product for several months themselves and ironing out all the details with an insurance company, Clever Cycles is finally ready to launch a rental program. Starting today, you can order a Dutchtub and sit back and wait for a Clever Cycles "tubbist" to pedal one to your front door. (more...)

Family biking skills on display at 'Fiets of Parenthood'

Monday, September 17th, 2012
Fiets of Parenthood
At the Fiets of Parenthood event, Emily Finch and her seven kids of cargo, hit the teeter-totter ramp with gusto.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)


A promising new cargo bike, made in Eugene

Monday, January 26th, 2009
The CETMA cargo bike during a preview/test-ride session at Clever Cycles earlier this month.
(Photo: cleverchimp on Flickr)


Break-in attempt at Clever Cycles; reward offered

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Last night around midnight, two would-be thieves tried to break into Clever Cycles on SE Hawthorne Blvd. Here's a photo of the scene taken a few hours ago: (more...)

Slip slidin' away? Check out these tips and free workshops

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
This woman stays dry and
visible with a poncho.
(Photos J. Maus)

Monsoon season is upon us in Portland. When you jump on your bike these days, you never know what awaits you; wind, rain, leaf-strewn (and slippery) bike lanes, or all of the above (no ice yet, but that's coming too).

This time of year presents challenging conditions for two-wheeled travelers. The good news is that there are others willing to share tips to help make your riding safe and enjoyable throughout fall and winter.

We've recently focused on keeping kids happy on the bike, and PDOT has offered a nice set of winter riding tips. (more...)

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