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Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Portland, Oregon

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.

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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.

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1986 Nishiki Cresta GT

Commissioned as a build for a good friend, this sturdy touring rig was tailored into a lightweight commuting behemoth.

February 10, 2014 · 10 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (Part II)

The progress for the ongoing Raleigh Portage project has hit rock bottom. In theory, the frame won’t look any worse or be any nastier than at this stage.

January 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

Cycling in Print :: Raleigh Lightweight Touring Catalog, 1984

Some items come from the most unexpected sources. This was proven to me yet again when an obscure document comes my way from Dan, a cyclist from Baltimore, Maryland.

November 4, 2013 · 8 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (Part I)

This is the beginning of a journey.

September 6, 2013 · 26 Comments

Cycling in Print :: Sprocket Man, 1976

Lookout Man of Steel, you’ve got some competition.

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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