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

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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.

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Introducing Joshua Bryant of Cycles J Bryant
In the last roundup we said goodbye to Mitch Pryor and his classicly-styled randonneuring bikes.

Today we introduce you to a new builder in a similar vein, Joshua Bryant (in a recent interview, Joshua actually named Pryor as one of his influences).
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Local builder roundup: Argonaut does carbon fiber, MAP moves, OBCA show, and more

Friday, September 7th, 2012
Portland based builder Ben Farver of Argonaut Cycles
has emerged with a new focus on custom carbon fiber.
(Photo: Argonaut Cycles)

In recent years, I haven't kept pace with all the great work being done by our talented crop of bike makers here in Portland. For whatever reason, I don't do as many shop visits and profiles as I used to. So, in an effort to catch up a bit, here are a few news tidbits from Portland's craft bike industry...

Argonaut relaunches with custom carbon fiber
Ben Farver, the man behind Argonaut Cycles, started making custom bicycles in 2007. He launched as a steel specialist and made beautiful bikes. One of his track bikes won "Best of Show" at the 2008 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show. But then, a few years back, I stopped hearing about him. (more...)

Local builder roundup: The OBCA Show, A-Line, Renovo, and Cielo

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
This tri-bike from Portland-based Renovo Hardwood Bicycles is bound for the Ironman World Championships in Kona.
(Photo: Renovo)

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