Photos and text by Jeremy Dunn
Ira Ryan should be somewhere between Portland and Denver at this very moment. In fact, if you follow Breadwinner Cycles on Twitter (@ridebreadwinner) & Instagram (@breadwinnercycles) , you might see that he has not only been broken into, but broken down along the roadside (nothing missing, no harm done) in the van containing their show bikes. This could be your first chance to get a glimpse of the Breadwinner bicycles (soon to launch) before they are fully revealed at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend. See if you can find him on the roadside… however, in all seriousness, if you do happen upon him out on the road, wish him well, as there is an undeniable amount of time that has been put into the production of those bicycles.
Both Ira and his business partner Tony Pereira (what? you say you recognize those names?) have done a pretty damn good job of keeping their partnership under wraps before this years show.
Photo by Brenton Salo
Like all of Brenton’s photography, this shot of Devin hopping to wheelie over a short ledge came out so sick.
Stoked to finally see some of these photos. Brian’s work is always inspirational. Here’s some information from Argonaut:
“We invited Brian Vernor up to Portland a few months ago to turn his lens on Argonaut. The book captures the essence of the brand and as usual Brian did a fantastic job. We produced a very limited run of books which we will have on hand at NAHBS. We will be releasing the digital version on March 5th so everyone can enjoy the wonderful work that Brian and David from Wilderness put together for us.”
See more teasers below and once the digital book is live, I’ll link to it.
Photo by Brenton Salo
Between Damian and Brenton, I feel like I know the bike messengers in Portland. I’m loving the latest portrait of Sharky waiting on a delivery.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen some riding from Slaylor. I’m digging the wall ride thread and as always stoked to see the Still Pour guys holding it down in Portland.
You can do gravel rides on a road bike with 23c tires if you’re careful and you pick your lines wisely or you can roll on some 33c Grifos and enjoy the ride a little more. This new Signal Cycles Gravel Crusher looks like a lotta fun, especially with the Mini Moto setup. Check out more at Signal Cycles’ Flickr.
If you follow @thevanillaworkshop on Instagram, chances are you’ve already seen this project unfolding. Over the years, Speedvagen has been working with ENVE on their Integrated Cross Stem. This stem’s unique integrated front brake routing replaces the traditional cable hanger and the associated flex, weight, chatter and unsightly lines that come with it. Personally, I kinda liked my Funky Monkey but I’ll go with the Speedvagen mantra on this one: “Take away everything that isn’t essential and refine what’s left”.
I just installed the CX Worlds 2013 Commemorative stem on my already dialed Geekhouse Mudville and it instantly feels more patriotic. Unfortunately, I won’t be attending the CX Worlds but at least I can ride the shit out of this stem. Although, I will be missing the bourbon!
Pick up one of the CX Worlds 2013 Commemorative Speedvagen Integrated Cross stems here and the standard Integrated Cross Stem here.
Check out the technical info below and more shots in the Gallery.
Photo by Brenton Salo
I like it when these two get together, even if it’s only for a quick photo. Damian‘s Milholland never gets old. Great photo, Brenton.
Beginning February 1st, Velo Cult is throwing a Goldsprints series, so make sure you head out, Portland. Here are the details:
“This will be the first of a yearly Velo Cult Goldsprints event. We will be doing this even every friday at 7:00pm starting Feb. 1st 2013. We will be giving away prizes to racers and spectators from a big list of sponsors.
Everyone is welcome to participate or just come by to watch!
Spread the word! Let’s give Portland the PROPER Goldsprints event it deserves!
7:00pm Feb. 1st – Opening Night
7:00pm Feb. 8th
7:00pm Feb. 15th
7:00pm Feb. 22nd
7:00pm Mar. 1st
7:00pm Mar. 8th – Series Finale”
The long sought-after TCB Prêt à Porteur racks are now back in stock, at a special, 20% off discount. Pick up a made in Portland stainless steel porteur rack for only $112 at TCB Racks!
Via Shit is Riehl