Industry vet sets roots, opens new bike shop in Southeast Portland

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward
New shop- Lucky Thirteen Bikes-7

Shop owner Reggie Dean helps a
customer diagnose a wheel problem.
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(Photos © J. Maus)

Reggie Dean’s bicycle career has taken him all over the country. Now, with the opening of Lucky 13 Bikes at 5020 SE Division, he hopes to finally settle down.

The 38-year old bike industry veteran has worked as a bike shop mechanic in the biking hot-spots of San Francisco and Asheville, North Carolina. Then he worked for Cane Creek Cycling Components where he helped develop their wheel-building program and was the team wrench for their professional women’s mountain bike team. From Cane Creek, Reggie moved to Mt. Kisco, New York, where he managed on of the “Top 100” bike shops in the country.

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