Oregon's home-grown bicycle industry is very impressive. We know this because we've been covering our state's bike builders and bike companies for many years here on the Front Page. Now there's a site that's trying to bring it all together in a simple, visual directory format: Oregon Bike List.
Oregon Bike List is the work of Portland resident Jeremy Krall. So far, Krall has listed the bikes and basic contact information for 45 or so Oregon-based bike builders. A web developer by trade (his day job is Tech Director with digital marketing agency R/GA), Krall told us the project was born out of his love for local, handmade bike stuff.
"I was recently building up a bike and had some wheels built by the folks at Sugar [Wheel Works] and the experience was amazing," he shared via email. "Subsequently, I had a chance to tour Chris King [Precision Components] and saw the level of skill and craftsmanship that went into the process on the creation side." (more...)