Massive crowds flock to Oregon Manifest event: Field Test route revealed

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 23rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Crowds pack into PNCA’s gallery to see the Oregon Manifest entries.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Oregon Manifest: Read what builders consider ‘key design features’ for utility bikes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 23rd, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Team Metrofiets explains the highlights of their entry to the panel of judges as the Oregon Manifest competition continues in Northwest Portland today.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Oregon Manifest kicks off this Friday

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 20th, 2011 at 10:11 am

As of this Friday night, the rules of utility bike design might be changed forever. At least that’s the hope of the entrants and organizers of the Oregon Manifest. The Manifest has challenged a field of the best and brightest builders and designers in the country to create the “ultimate modern utility bike” and the big reveal happens this Friday night in Northwest Portland.

The murmurs I’ve heard from entrants and organizers are enough to make even the most jaded bike industry veteran excited.[Read more…]

PNCA plans ‘Tracey Sparling Memorial Pedal Garden’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 25th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Preliminary concept drawing of Tracey Sparling Memorial Pedal Garden.
(Drawing by David Boekelheide and Evan Holt/PNCA)

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black Dawes usa Lightning Cross 2008

Avatar by on April 13th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Year: 2008
Brand: Dawes usa
Model: Lightning Cross
Stolen in Portland, OR 97232
Stolen From: outside PNCA
Neighborhood: pearl district
Owner: Rachel Reid
Reward: TBD
Description: Black lighnitng cross with dt swiss 370 hubs and dt swiss 465 rims
Police record with: Portland PD
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Impressive list of builders signed up for Oregon Manifest Design Challenge

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 30th, 2011 at 10:45 am

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The list of entrants for the 2011 Oregon Manifest Design Challenge is now posted online. The builders, who will compete to build the ultimate utility bike, include some of the most innovative and respected builders in America today. In total there are 34 builders from 11 states and six student teams.

Last month we were at the event launch where organizers unveiled Levi’s as the title sponsor and introduced a trio of exciting “Creative Collaborations” (select bike builders partnered with leading industrial design firms). [Read more…]

teal/blue Novara X-R 90-91

Avatar by on September 30th, 2010 at 8:54 am

Year: 90-91
Brand: Novara
Model: X-R
Stolen in Portland, OR 97209
Stolen From: outside the PNCA art Studio
Bike was locked on the north side of NW Johnson, between Nw 12th and 13th.
Neighborhood: Pearl District
Owner: Colin Nettles
Description: Old Novara x-r with road tires (black with blue stripes), mountain rack, new cassette, road bars, low end brifters, Bike has been in my family for 20 years, and I just want my baby back.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

black Marin Hybrid

Avatar by on September 19th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Brand: Marin
Model: Hybrid
Stolen in Portland, OR 97211
Stolen From: Bike racks behind PNCA, NW 13th & Johnson.
Neighborhood: Pearl District
Owner: Lyle Kopnicky
Description: Green Bikeasaurus spoke card. Red saddlebag. Lockable front suspension.
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

Bike blessing and memorial dedication: Photos and report

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 13th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Portland resident Stephanie Noll gets her bike blessed.
Photo Gallery/Slideshow below-
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Black Trek 830 Antelope 1992

Avatar by on August 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Year: 1992
Brand: Trek
Model: 830 Antelope
Stolen in Portland, OR 97211
Stolen From: 12th and Johnson behind PNCA
Neighborhood: Pearl
Owner: Joshua Moon
Description: Black Trek Mountain bike with rusty large scratch on the left front fork. Bike had new black handlebars with a slight rise (replaces traditional mountain bike bars). Rust on both wheels spokes, though not excessive. Warn Trek brand tire on back, newish Bontrager tire on the front.

Two skinny white dudes (one with Baseball cap) where seen stealing it at noon August 19 from the 12th street side of PNCA.
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike