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Portland, OR: Velo Cult Visits The 2010 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show

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It was great to be able to attend the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show while up in Portland. The Oregon show was very similar to our San Diego show in the sense that it was a smaller, more personal show. It … Continue reading

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Portland, OR: Velo Cult Visits Winter Cycles

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One of my last stops in Oregon was the workshop of Eric Estlund of Winter Cycles. It was last because it was in Eugene, Oregon which is about 2 or 3 hours from Portland but the trip was well worth … Continue reading

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Portland, OR: Velo Cult Visits Hufnagel Cycles

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One of the larger and more charismatic shops I visited belonged to Jordan Hufnagel of Hufnagel cycles. He rents out sections of his workspace (which is huge) to various craftsmen including a bag maker (Lemolo), a tattoo machine builder and … Continue reading

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Portland, OR: Velo Cult Visits Pereira Cycles

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All week I was looking forward to meeting up with Tony Pereira of Pereira Cycles. Tony is a master of fillet brazing. He prefers this method because there are less restrictions than there are with lugs…especially geometry. In 2009 Tony … Continue reading

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Portland, OR: Velo Cult Visits MAP and Ahearne Cycles

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Another space I visited was the shop shared by Mitch Pryor (MAP Cycles) and Joseph Ahearne (Ahearne Cycles). This was one of the biggest spaces I visited in Portland and there was tons of great stuff to look at. Joseph … Continue reading

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Portland, OR: Velo Cult Visits Belladonna

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Another shop I visited in Portland was the workspace of Mark Simmons of Belladonna Cycles. Mark had a refreshingly simple approach to frame building. Simply put, he builds bikes to be ridden, not babied and hung on a wall. His … Continue reading

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Portland, OR: Velo Cult Visits Strawberry

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I recently visited the work shop of Andy Newlands of Strawberry. Andy had some of the nicest machinery I have ever seen in a frame building shop. By scanning the 2,600 square feet of his workshop you can really tell … Continue reading

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Portland, OR: Velo Cult Visits Vanilla

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One of my first stops (aside from Voodoo Doughnuts) was the Vanilla Cycles workshop. Mike and Sacha were kind enough to let me poke around and take photos. Theses guys have their own little frame building compound including a frame … Continue reading

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A Visit to the New Brian Baylis Workshop

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A few years ago when we last visited Brian’s shop we saw a bunch of amazing stuff so when we heard that he rebuilt the shop we had to come check it out. The old shop was maybe the size … Continue reading

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Trip to Rock Lobster, Santa Cruz, CA

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Last weekend I made a quick run up to Santa Cruz to meet up with the legendary Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster Cycles. Paul’s a super cool mellow guy with a long history of frame building. He got his initial … Continue reading

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