The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Portland, Oregon

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 · 3 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 · 8 Comments

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 · 4 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 · 8 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 · 13 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (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

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