The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Corvallis, Oregon

1986 Raleigh Portage

The bicycle gods once again shepherd another sad, neglected Raleigh Portage my way. How could anyone turn down those big, puppy dog eyes?

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1984 Raleigh Prestige

In 1984, Italy was churning out showstopping frames. Raleigh had their own answer.

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1984 Schwinn Traveler

What would he have wanted for his Traveler? This.

April 9, 2021 · 5 Comments

1991 Schwinn Voyageur

The Schwinn Voyageur, undoubtedly a workhorse touring steed. The 80s were so good to the model. The 90s… not so much.

January 8, 2021 · 16 Comments

Tell Your Story: 1960 Girardengo

In 1978, Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster was just beginning his career building custom bicycles. The story of his 1960 Girardengo doesn’t start there, but it wasn’t much later.

July 26, 2020 · 2 Comments

Cycling in Print: Cyclotourisme, 1978/79

What was life like in 1970s France for a bicycle tourer? Four Cyclotourisme magazines offer a snapshot of an age long past in an era of simplicity.

February 17, 2020 · 2 Comments

Project: DIY Bicycle Fork Painting

Restoring bicycles. Not always simple but experience teaches. Painting bicycles? This is the line at which many restorations cease.

September 14, 2019 · 8 Comments

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