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Retail chain Anthropologie partners with Portland’s Signal Cycles

Made in Portland for Anthropologie.(Photos: Signal Cycles) North Portland based bicycle makers Signal Cycles‘ new “picnic bikes” will soon be available for sale at Anthropologie.com. The national retail chain contacted Signal after several months ago after learning about the “Fremont” bike they created for the Oregon Manifest Design Competition last year. Signal Cycles co-owner Matt … Read more

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

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. —— Introducing Joshua Bryant of … Read more

Local builder roundup: Argonaut does carbon fiber, MAP moves, OBCA show, and more

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 … Read more

Swobo wants “Sprout” name, but local builder had it first – UPDATED

A Sprout Cycles frame ondisplay at the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show last month.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland resident Edwin Brown has been building his Sprout Cycles brand since 2005. Now he’s fighting to keep it after learning that a much larger company has registered attempted to register a trademark for ‘Sprout’ bicycle products and plans … Read more