The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Corvallis, Oregon

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 · 5 Comments

1960 Urago (Part II)

The older they are, the trickier they get.

January 22, 2019 · 8 Comments

1974 Holdsworth Super Mistral (Part I)

Sometimes, saying goodbye is painful.

August 31, 2018 · 11 Comments

1960 Urago (Part I)

Obscure bicycles can get lost in history. Time clicks by and details disappear into black holes. But using modern 3D printing, a replica enlivens this rare frame.

November 13, 2017 · 12 Comments

Update: 1985 Pinarello Record

Freshly restored and showcased in 2012, this 1985 Pinarello was acceptable but it wasn’t perfect. Four years later, upgrades made, it is ready for the second unveiling.

August 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

1987 Centurion Ironman Expert

At this moment, featured on Craigslist ads all over America, there are scores of Centurion Ironman Dave Scott’s available for purchase. Why then, is this one any different?

March 19, 2017 · 9 Comments

1987 Schwinn High Sierra

Some bikes are worth painstaking restoration. Repainting. Color matching. Period components. Some bikes are worth getting on the road to do their job.

January 2, 2017 · 12 Comments

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