The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Corvallis, Oregon

The Home Bicycle Workshop

Workshops and how others produce their craft fascinates me. After years of observing, researching, thinking and building, I open my shop up to you.

August 7, 2016 · 7 Comments

1991 Miyata 721

Behold the first non-steel bicycle showcased on Simplicity, or that I have owned. Why? Because it’s done so well, it feels like steel.

May 20, 2016 · 8 Comments

1986 Raleigh Portage

The Raleigh Portage has build versatility but there’s something special about taking one back to (mostly) stock.

March 27, 2016 · 10 Comments

1986 Miyata 710

Miyata. A name once commanding indisputable respect within cycling. This Ferrari red, 1986 710 shows why the brand was the powerhouse it once was.

November 15, 2015 · 19 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage (Part V)

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

May 10, 2015 · 29 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage (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.

January 5, 2015 · 16 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage (Part III)

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

December 1, 2014 · 7 Comments

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