The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Portland, Oregon

1986 Raleigh Portage

The Raleigh Portage has build versatility but there’s something special about taking one back to (mostly) stock. Advertisements

March 27, 2016 · 8 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (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 rejuvenation (Part III)

Offered (mostly) without comment, images of the Raleigh Portage in its raw steel birthday suit. 

December 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (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

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.

November 4, 2013 · 8 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (Part I)

This is the beginning of a journey.

September 6, 2013 · 34 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

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