The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Corvallis, Oregon

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. Advertisements

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

1982 Motobecane Grand Touring

Upright bicycles already have an illustrious history in Europe and America is catching on. The “city bike” may be the latest in Stateside cycling but comfort is never a trend.

September 28, 2014 · 18 Comments

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