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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Kris Bedsaul named new Chris King/Cielo Bicycles GM

Big staffing move from Portland largest bicycle company: Chris King Precision Components is pleased to announce that effective October 7th, 2013 Kris “Kirby” Bedsaul will be starting as General Manager for Chris King Precision Components and Cielo Bicycles. Kirby has a long relationship with Chris King Precision Components having managed sales in the early 2000s … Read more

Made in Portland: Cielo announces collaboration with Tanner Goods

Cielo has partnered with Tanner.-More photos below-(Photos: King Cycle Group) Following our reporting last month, Cielo has now officially announced a new line of bikes that will come with accessories made by Tanner Goods. Both companies are based in Portland and make their products just a few miles from each other. Cielo, the bike brand … Read more

‘Cielo Salon Brunch Ride’ stokes Portland’s appetite for food and bikes

Chris King, owner of King Cycle Group, at his Gourmet Century last year.(Photo: King Cycle Group) Similar to the “coffee bike arms race” and the well-known links between beer and bikes here in Portland, now there’s a growing bike connection to our vaunted food scene as well. And Chris King, the man behind Chris King … Read more