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Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Portland, Oregon

1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (Part V)

After two years, the fruition of a final product has emerged: A legendary touring frame, blessed with stock 650B wheels, morphed into an upright city bike.

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1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (Part IV)

Painting a vintage frame removes its history and resets the clock back to zero. Purists howl in agony but sometimes, the action is a full-blown necessity.

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1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (Part III)

Offered (mostly) without comment, images of the Raleigh Portage in its raw steel birthday suit. 

December 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

1982 Motobecane Grand Touring

Upright bicycles already have an illustrious history in Europe and America is catching on. The “city bike” may be the latest in Stateside cycling but comfort is never a trend.

September 28, 2014 · 13 Comments

Cycling in Print :: Mademoiselle, 1972

Months ago, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition broadcast a photograph of a woman, fist high in the air, brow furrowed while she screamed, demanding equitable bicycle infrastructure. The image instantly went viral.

August 30, 2014 · 7 Comments

1985 Raleigh Kodiak :: Spring Cleaning

Purchased as a playground for new and vintage part experimentation, my main commuter, a 1985 Raleigh Kodiak, begged for a freshening up.

June 30, 2014 · 5 Comments

1983 Lotus Eclair

Not all bikes can be show stoppers. Some were ridden frequently, riddled with character and have the battle scars to prove it. And they shouldn’t have to apologize for that.

April 27, 2014 · 6 Comments

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