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Velomobile maker Organic Transit to set roots in Portland

Coming to Portland Durham, North Carolina-based Organic Transit is currently shopping for office and warehouse space in Portland. The company is known for their “ELF” solar and pedal-powered vehicle (which stands for Electric, Light and Fun) which they bill as the “most efficient vehicle on the planet.” The company is the brainchild of Rob Cotter, … Read more

Chris King Precision Components hires former head chef of Clyde Common

Chris DiMinno, shown here at the 2013 Chris King Gourmet Century.(Photo by J. M Chris King Precision Components has hired well-known Portland chef Chris DiMinno. DiMinno has spent the past five years as head chef at Clyde Common, a popular restaurant on SW Stark adjacent to the Ace Hotel. The move by King has made … Read more

The making of a Cielo; a bike that’s purely Portland

King Cycle Group employee Danny Hayford secures a dropout inside a CNC machine; one of several processes the parts go through before they end up on a Cielo frame.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) It’s sort of strange that Portland’s largest bicycle manufacturer isn’t known for making bicycles. But that’s the case with Chris King Precision Components, … Read more

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Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend will showcase Oregon’s finest

Immerse yourself in beautiful bicycles this weekend.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The sixth annual Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show (OHBS) is this weekend and if you love fine bicycles, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The OHBS promises to be a fantastic showcase of expertly executed designs, meticulous builds, and a chance to meet … Read more

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Local industry news roundup: King, Zen, Rapha, Dalton, Murphy and Kinn

Greg Hudson is featured in a promo shot for Chris King’s new wheelset offerings. With the big bicycle industry trade show (Interbike) just wrapping up, and with lots of local bike industry news piling up on my desk in the past few weeks, I figured it was time for another roundup… Chris King Precision Components … Read more