Archive for May, 2014

navy/silver Cannondale Synapse Carbon Hi Mod 2010

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Year: 2010
Brand: Cannondale
Model: Synapse Carbon Hi Mod
Size:51 cm
Stolen in Portland, OR 97232
Stolen From: Garage at 522 NE Royal Ct., Portland OR 97232
Neighborhood: Laurelhurst
Owner: Gillian Bunker
OwnerEmail: bunkerg93(A T)
Reward: Yes, substantial if recovered in good shape!
Description: Carbon frame bike with carbon handlebars, SRAM Red components, Cateye bike computer, white Specialized saddle, wheels have chris king hubs
Police record with: Portland
Police reference#: T14005742
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Dark Green Surly Pacer 2011

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Year: 2011
Brand: Surly
Model: Pacer
Color:Dark Green
Stolen in Portland, OR 97232
Stolen From: NE Glisan and Royal
Neighborhood: Laurelhurst
Owner: Kendra Bunker
OwnerEmail: lafrenzy(A T)
Reward: Yes
Description: British Racing Green Surly Pacer with white Selle Anatomica saddle, white bar wrap on drop handlebars, and 10 speed Ultegra components.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: T14005742
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Welker Welker Road bike

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Brand: Welker
Model: Road bike
Stolen in Portland, OR 97217
Stolen From: javiers tacos 121 N lombard st.
Neighborhood: North portland
Owner: Ramon Canarios iii
OwnerEmail: ramoncanariosiii(at sign)
Reward: yes
Description: chipped white paint, white saddle, white bar tape, red letters
Police record with: NEPD
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

brown Raleigh Male model, city bike with 10 speeds, Sprite model if I recall correctly 1960s

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Year: 1960s
Brand: Raleigh
Model: Male model, city bike with 10 speeds, Sprite model if I recall correctly
Stolen in Portland, OR 97202
Stolen From: Portland Building, downtown Portland, 1120 SW Fifth Avenue
Neighborhood: downtown
Owner: Mauricio Leclerc
OwnerEmail: mauricioleclerc( atsign )
Reward: Yes, depending on condition
Description: Brown with black accents, fenders, paint worn English Raleigh 10 speed with black Brooks leather saddle attached to frame with bike chain and chrome bike rack in the back. Bought in Corvallis.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: T14005682
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Red/Pearl/Black Trek 2100 2005

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Year: 2005
Brand: Trek
Model: 2100
Stolen in Portland, OR 97217
Stolen From: Stolen from my locked shed at my house
Neighborhood: Piedmont
Owner: Fred Dobson
OwnerEmail: nfdobson(AT)
Description: Trek 2100 road bike with ZR9000 frame with bontrager race carbon forks and OCLV carbon seat stays, shimano wheel set, gatorskin tires by continental, shimano 105 group series, shimano A600 clipless pedals, planet bike bottle cage, novara tool bag, planet bike mini lights front and back
Police record with: Portland PD
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

white Giant Anthem X 2010

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Year: 2010
Brand: Giant
Model: Anthem X
Stolen in Portlan, OR 97227
Stolen From: Parking lot on NW Vaughn St between 24th and 25th avenues
Neighborhood: Northwest
Owner: Abram Hernandez
OwnerEmail: abramhernandez(A T)
Description: Rear wheel DT Swiss 240s
Rear tire Continentel X-King
Cassette SRAM PG-1070
Rotor Shimano XT
Rear deraileur Sram X7
Front deraileur Sram X7
Crank Sram XX
Bottom bracket Chris King
Chain KMC X-10SL
Seat post Thomson
Seat Specialized Phenom
Handle bar Easton EC70
Stem Easton EA90
Pedals Crankbrothers Eggbeaters 2
Brake levers Shimano XT
Grips Oury lockon
Shifters Sram X7
Fork Rock Shox Reba SL

“Over the Edge Sports” stem cap
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: T14005713
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Does it matter if politicians ride?

Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Empty bike racks at Portland City Hall.
(Photo by J.Maus/BikePortland)

In a downtown brimming with bike commuters, there’s still one Portland workplace that currently posts a solid 0 percent bike commute rate: City Council chambers.

Portland’s five city commissioners aren’t opposed to bicycling by any stretch. But, since former Mayor Sam Adams left the council in 2012, none of the city’s leaders regularly spends time on a bike — specifically time that’s not at a special event (like Sunday Parkways, which is far from real-world conditions) or a parade or in some other type of controlled environment.

Does that matter? Does a lack of exposure to real urban cycling conditions make it harder for politicians to understand and care about bicycle issues?

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black red specialized stump jumper not sure

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Year: not sure
Brand: specialized
Model: stump jumper
Color:black red
Size:fit’s 5’7″
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: First Presbyterian church admin offices on 11th between Alder and Morrison.
Neighborhood: downtown
Owner: Patrice Cook
OwnerEmail: pcook(at sign)
Reward: $100
Description: My commute bike though heavy. Has back rack and a small black bell. No stickers or other markings. Had a cable lock attached on seat tube and a water bottle holder.
Police record with: PDX Police
Police reference#: T14005705
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Create your own custom bag at Chrome’s downtown store

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Chrome custom counter at Portland store-13

Lara Kessler, a full-time seamstress at the
Chrome retail store, walks a customer through
the ordering process.
(Photos J. Maus/BikePortland)

In a town where so many people get around by bike or transit, having a good (and waterproof) bag is essential. That’s probably one reason why Chrome opened up a retail store here two years ago (to go along with existing stores in Chicago, New York City, Seattle, and San Francisco (their hometown).

Now the company, known for its iconic messenger bags and roots in courier culture, is touting their ability to offer custom bags sewn and stitched as customers watch.

Chrome spokesman Billy Sinkford said Chrome has offered custom bags in the past via their online store, but they’ve only beefed up the custom program at the retail level in the past two years. Sinkford said the in-store custom option is a way for Chrome to strengthen their connection to local customers. “It’s about integrating deeper into the community… We want people using bags they’re stoked to use.”
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New Relic’s palatial in-office bike parking is Portland’s answer to the Google bus

Friday, May 30th, 2014
in-house mechanic

Tech firm New Relic hires a mechanic to visit its Portland engineering headquarters and give free bike tuneups to its commuters.
(Photos by M.Andersen/BikePortland)

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In 2012, one of Portland’s fastest-growing employers told the managers of Oregon’s biggest office building that it would walk away from any lease offer that didn’t allow employees to bring their bikes up to the 28th floor office.

The company, software performance management startup New Relic, got its way. Two years later, its 180 employees in downtown Portland’s U.S. Bancorp Tower are enjoying the benefits: the most attractive commercial bike parking in the city and a workplace where bike-commuting is about four times more common than driving.

New Relic also seems to have kicked off a new local trend, the Portland tech scene’s version of Silicon Valley’s on-site laundry services and all-you-can-eat buffets: hiring a bike mechanic to come by the office for free on-site tuneups while the bikes’ owners are at work.

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