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 Kodiak: Spring Cleaning

Purchased as a playground for new and vintage part experimentation, my main commuter, a 1985 Raleigh Kodiak, begged for a freshening up.

June 30, 2014 · 10 Comments

With fall comes fenders

With fall comes change and with fall comes fenders.

November 25, 2012 · 18 Comments

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  • Small pleasures from quarantine: Day 4 I just polished 64 spokes by hand with Simichrome then made black bean soup. 5 days ago

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