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Retail chain Anthropologie partners with Portland’s Signal Cycles

Made in Portland for Anthropologie.(Photos: Signal Cycles) North Portland based bicycle makers Signal Cycles‘ new “picnic bikes” will soon be available for sale at Anthropologie.com. The national retail chain contacted Signal after several months ago after learning about the “Fremont” bike they created for the Oregon Manifest Design Competition last year. Signal Cycles co-owner Matt … Read more

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Oregon Manifest announces Levi’s as title sponsor, rolls out other event details

2009 Oregon Manifest Design Challenge winner Tony Pereira and event organizer Shannon Holt at the launch party tonight.(Photo © J. Maus) The 2011 Oregon Manifest Design Challenge is shaping up to be a potential game-changer in the bicycle world. Oregon Manifest is a non-profit organization that “exists to celebrate and amplify bike craft, design and … Read more

Portland Trail Blazer Joel Przybilla’s new bike (Slideshow)

A bike fit for a 7-ft NBA center.-Slideshow below-(Photos © J. Maus) 7-foot 1-inch backup center Joel Przybilla of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers is the proud new owner of a fully-custom, 29-inch wheeled steel mountain bike made by Signal Cycles (a small, two-man shop based in a residential neighborhood in North Portland). I got … Read more

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Local builder working on bike for Blazers’ Przybilla

Nate Meschke of Signal Cycles with a 29-inch mountain bike in the works for NBA player Joel Przybilla.(Photos: Matt Cardinal) Local bike builders Matt Cardinal and Nathan Meschke of North Portland-based Signal Cycles (profile) have a tall order to fill; they’re working on a new bike for 6-foot 11-inch Trail Blazers star Joel Przybilla. Przybilla … Read more

Local builders in Indianapolis for handmade bike show

Portland builder Aaron Hayes is in Indianapolis for NAHBS this weekend. He earned the “Best New Builder” award last year.(Photo © J. Maus) The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) (that was hosted by Portland in 2008), may have moved to Indianapolis this year, but Portland builders will still make an impact. The event, which … Read more