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.

March 27, 2016 · 8 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

1983 Lotus Eclair

Not all bikes can be show stoppers. Some were ridden frequently, riddled with character and have the battle scars to prove it. And they shouldn’t have to apologize for that.

April 27, 2014 · 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

So I bought this bike…

In 2011, on one of the last days in November, I was cycling home from work and was struck by a car in an intersection.

March 27, 2012 · 5 Comments

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