Archive for July, 2011

Red & white Specialized Allez 2006

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Year: 2006
Brand: Specialized
Model: Allez
Color:Red & white
Serial: P5JL24199
Stolen in Portland, OR 97230
Stolen From: Locked garage
Neighborhood: 162 nd and Sandy Blvd
Owner: Sharon Sheffield
Reward: yes
Description: computer,rack,pump,seat bag with tools,rear view mirror
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 1164819
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

silver/alum *silver* *no decals* hardtail 26er mtb 1998

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Year: 1998
Brand: *silver* *no decals*
Model: hardtail 26er mtb
Stolen in Portland, OR 97202
Stolen From: 5 blocks north of SE Milwaukie and Tacoma
Neighborhood: Sellwood
Owner: Michael O’Leary
Reward: Yes. Whatever you think is fair.
Description: Make/model- 1998 Gary Fisher ~ Tasajara aluminum hardtail mountain bike with city tires.

Color/Styling: Silver/aluminum color – All factory decals and the clearcoat has been removed. Small (3"x2"-ish) black and white "SHIFT" sticker on the headtube. Long (2"x8"-ish) black and white "Bikes Not Bombs" sticker on the top-tube.

Drivetrain: XT & XTR grade components. 27 speeds (3×9) Very rare combined XTR brakes & shifter levers.

Front End: Blown out black front shock fork. Long black bar ends. Rose headset cap with insignia "All work and no play is no good at all."

Saddle: Very-very rare split channel/ergo black saddle by ISM. Thompson Elite seatpost.

Tires: Continental road/tour tires.

Accessories: Black Jandd rear rack.
Police record with: 11-154060
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Clackamas authorities seek tips in fatal hit-and-run – Updated

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is asking for help to find the person driving a motor vehicle that hit and killed an 18-year old man while he rode his bicycle early this morning. The crash happened around 1:00 am on SE Mather Road near SE Summers Lane, near Clackamas Town Center and about 13 miles southeast of downtown Portland (see map below the jump).[Read more…]

black/white Hercules women’s 3 speed 1962

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Year: 1962
Brand: Hercules
Model: women’s 3 speed
Size:approx 26
Stolen in Portland, OR 97206
Stolen From: SE 67th ave, portland- 1.5 blocks south of powell. Not too far from Holgate and Foster, either
Neighborhood: Foster Powell
Owner: Martha Hull
Description: Vintage (c. 1957-1962) 3-speed English Hercules women’s cruiser, stolen in bike box (approx. 8” w x 2.5′ tall x 5′ long.) Handlebars, front wheel & front fender removed, shipped from Old Spokes Home in Burlington, VT. Frame painted black & white with chain guard, fenders. Chain guard a little warped. I think it says “Made in England" on frame. Black & White seat. Handlebar grips black with finger grip dents. Pedals original dirty white. Tires original, deflated. Dusty. Hardly ridden, has sat in basement for 50 years. Mom thought they bought their pair of matching bikes in 1957-8, Dad’s bike wheels are stamped "1962.")
Police record with: Portland
Police reference#: 11-64529
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

White Rocky Mountain Element 50 Tribal 2010

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Year: 2010
Brand: Rocky Mountain
Model: Element 50 Tribal
Serial: 5700473866
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: 35th and SE Lincoln
Neighborhood: Hawthorne area
Owner: Tuuli Hakala
Reward: $50
Description: White full suspension mountain bike with red tribal design on top tube, white seat, red grips
Police record with: Portland PD
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

No re-election for Mayor Adams: What is your reaction?

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Adams at a press conference last month.
(Photo © J. Maus)

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Friday Cartoon: On Williams, we want justice

Friday, July 29th, 2011

NOTE: 5 and 1/2 years later, I have decided to delete this cartoon because now I fully understand how inappropriate its contents were. In hindsight, I regret publishing it. I’m sorry to everyone that was offended by it. — Jonathan Maus, 2/10/17.

— For background, see past coverage of the Williams project. For past cartoons here. launched six years ago today

Friday, July 29th, 2011
Bunny on a Bike ride

Bunny on a Bike Ride 2006.

It’s a reflective day here at BikePortland. Six years ago today I launched this site, breaking away from and the “Bike Fun” blog I started there in April 2005.

11,604 posts and over 150,000 comments later, and I’m still here writing about all things bike every weekday. When I started, I think many people in the community figured I would burn out. I can’t blame people for thinking that. I poured my heart and soul into this site for years, sacrificing a lot of other important things in my life, just to build the foundation I have today.

And I’m glad I did.[Read more…]

Portlander looks to Kickstarter to fund bike turn signal idea

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The YouTurn

One glaring way that bicycles lack the same presence on the roadway as cars is in their lack of adequate lighting systems. In particular, bicycles don’t come equipped with one of the most basic and important lights that cars have — turn signals.

Portlander Jack O’Neal hopes to change that.

O’Neal, 32, is an Afghanistan war veteran who is currently attending Portland State University to get a degree in mechanical engineering. He has developed a cycling accessory called “YouTurn,” which fits on your hand and automatically displays a large yellow arrow in the direction you want to turn. The device is motion-activated (it uses technology from smartphones) and works when the rider puts out their hand to signal a turn.
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My thoughts on The Skanner’s N Williams editorial

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The Skanner

Bernie Foster, the Publisher of The Skanner — Portland’s award-winning and self-described, “African American newspaper that keeps you up to date with everything going on in the black community” — has weighed in on the North Williams Avenue project.

In his editorial, Foster urges his readers to speak up on this and other transportation projects; but he also, in my opinion, unfairly criticizes PBOT and BikePortland in a way that hinders community relations.[Read more…]