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?

June 23, 2022 · 7 Comments

1984 Raleigh Prestige

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

December 11, 2021 · 13 Comments

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

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

1960 Urago (Part II)

The older they are, the trickier they get.

January 22, 2019 · 16 Comments

1974 Holdsworth Super Mistral (Part I)

Sometimes, saying goodbye is painful.

August 31, 2018 · 11 Comments

Simplicity on Twitter

  • Stunning amount of work by Heiko Strömer - 1435 scans of Daniel Rebour's bicycle artwork, of 488 "Le Cycle“ magazin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 6 days ago
  • RT @Japanesebicycle: This weeks “Japanese Bicycle of the Week” A Toei custom build. Everything custom right down to the lugs! See story and… 1 week ago
  • RT @Teamsluggo: I hit a milestone today of 50,100.23 miles since this beaut hit the road 20 years ago it's such a joy to ride such a well… 4 weeks ago

Enter your email address to follow Simplicity and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 542 other followers

Simplicity on Flickr