The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Portland, Oregon

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. Advertisements

November 13, 2017 · 11 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 · 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 · 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 · 8 Comments

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