The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Corvallis, Oregon

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

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 II)

The progress for the ongoing Raleigh Portage project has hit rock bottom. In theory, the frame won’t look any worse or be any nastier than at this stage.

January 2, 2014 · 7 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage (Part I)

This is the beginning of a journey.

September 6, 2013 · 34 Comments

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