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Circling back to Portland bike builder Circa Cycles

by on June 14th, 2018 at 11:07 am

Rich Fox in his Circa Cycles studio in northwest Portland.
(Photo: James Buckroyd)

Contributor James Buckroyd writes about products and the people who make them. He previously visited Misia Pitkin’s Double Darn cycling cap studio.

BikePortland first caught up with Rich Fox and Circa Cycles about four years ago, when the company was new on the Portland scene. Since then, there have been several interesting developments and we thought it’d be fun to circle back.
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Builders and brewers star at the Handmade Bike & Beer Fest (photos)

by on October 8th, 2016 at 12:06 am

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Head over to the North Warehouse on Interstate and Tillamook to gander at beautiful, Oregon-made bikes while sipping locally-made beer.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Handmade Bike & Beer Fest got off to a solid start tonight in north Portland. This event, hosted by the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Assocation, has teamed up with the Oregon Brewer’s Guild this year to offer a wider variety of craft beers to go along with the craft bikes.[Read more…]

Industry Ticker: Circa Cycles opens NW Portland Showroom

by on February 17th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Rich Fox outside his new showroom at 1720 NW Lovejoy Street.
(Photo courtesy Rich Fox)

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Local bike industry roundup: Ecospeed, Vanilla, Renovo, Circa, North St and some Zen

by on October 3rd, 2014 at 3:02 pm

In the shop with North St. Bags-3

North St. Bags owner Curtis Williams hopes to take out a “community sourced to keep his expansion on track.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

I’ve been gathering news tidbits about local bike companies for several weeks now and since today is National Manufacturing Day, I decided it was time to put it all together into a roundup.

So get comfortable and read the latest news about Portland’s always-changing bike-related industry…
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Portland’s Circa Cycles wants to bring $1500 custom bicycles to the mainstream

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on August 18th, 2014 at 9:27 am

Former Nike innovation director Rich Fox has created a new process for making custom bike frames that can be done entirely in Portland.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

A Portland startup is marrying the 1980s concept of “screwed and glued” modular frames with modern computer machining to dramatically cut the price of a custom handmade bike.

Its founder’s goal: a chain of minimalist, 600-square foot Apple Store-esque retail shops across the country, each one able to fit and service a line of Portland-built bikes as colorful and distinctly branded as iPods.

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