Interesting bikes spotted: Fred Meyer Hawthorne edition

I haven't done an Interesting Bikes Spotted post here for awhile. That's partially because I have (too) many other things to write about, but also because my tumblr blog bikesspottedpdx is the escape valve/appropriate place for me to post these things. But every once in awhile something will pop up here. And in this case,... Continue Reading →

Interesting Bikes Spotted: Antique Phillips Roadster

One thing that I've noticed as my bike obsession has increased over the years is how I spot more and more interesting bikes. If I was solipsistic I would assume that the number of interesting bikes in Portland has increased over the years. While that's partially true (thank you, hotbed of framebuilders), interesting bikes have... Continue Reading →

A Mystery Bike: Black Arrow

Every once in awhile I come across a bike that stumps me. Here's one: It's labeled a "Black Arrow" bicycle. Sounds very British-y, as there was a "Golden Arrow" by Raleigh. Many things about this bike say to me "old British three-speed". But it doesn't add up. Take the fork. Looks like a Raleigh fork.... Continue Reading →

Interesting Bikes Spotted: Apollo Roadster Tandem

Hello friends! Here is a long-overdue installment in "Interesting Bikes Spotted", aka "Other People's Bikes". For this segment, we'll go back about a month and a half to my PDX-Oly-Astoria Tour. When in Olympia, I spotted this interesting specimen:An Apollo roaster tandem!It's of British make, unknown age, with possibly a Sturmey-Archer four speed hub. Note... Continue Reading →

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