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
The Raleigh Portage has build versatility but there’s something special about taking one back to (mostly) stock.
Miyata. A name once commanding indisputable respect within cycling. This Ferrari red, 1986 710 shows why the brand was the powerhouse it once was.
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.
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.
Offered (mostly) without comment, images of the Raleigh Portage in its raw steel birthday suit.