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

by on September 7th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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 profiles as I used to. So, in an effort to catch up a bit, here are a few news tidbits from Portland’s craft bike industry…

Argonaut relaunches with custom carbon fiber
Ben Farver, the man behind Argonaut Cycles, started making custom bicycles in 2007. He launched as a steel specialist and made beautiful bikes. One of his track bikes won “Best of Show” at the 2008 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show. But then, a few years back, I stopped hearing about him. [Read more…]

Portland builder earns “Best City Bike” at NAHBS (again)

by on March 2nd, 2009 at 7:19 am

This beauty from Mitch Pryor (MAP Bicycles) took home “Best City Bike” honors at NAHBS in Indianapolis over the weekend.
(Photo: NAHBS)

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