The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Portland, Oregon

Cycling in Print :: Raleigh Lightweight Touring Catalog, 1984

Some items come from the most unexpected sources. This was proven to me yet again when an obscure document comes my way from Dan, a cyclist from Baltimore, Maryland. Advertisements

November 4, 2013 · 8 Comments

1985 Raleigh Kodiak :: Headset Replacement

My Raleigh Kodiak is an experiment. If I am unsure of a product, the Kodiak becomes the test subject.

January 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

With fall comes fenders

With fall comes change and with fall comes fenders.

November 25, 2012 · 16 Comments

The problem with used parts

The problem with used parts isn’t typically an issue at all unless you discover that the history of the items are questionable.

June 1, 2012 · 6 Comments

Set sail, Kodiak!

Portland is warming up, the spring rain is becoming more infrequent and the ball of light in the sky we typically don’t see for months is replacing our “liquid sunshine”.

April 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

1986 Raleigh Alyeska

On the heels of my ’85 Raleigh Kodiak purchase comes another touring acquisition. Introducing a stout, 1986 Raleigh Alyeska dressed in a classy bordeaux and rose trim paint scheme.

April 16, 2012 · 17 Comments

The Kodiak saga continues

At the time, I didn’t realize the Kodiak that I recently acquired was going to be as challenging as it has been. But then again, nothing good every came easy.

April 9, 2012 · 19 Comments

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