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7:39AM

Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show 2013

This coming weekend, the 28th and 29th of September, is the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show, put on by the OBCA. If you can make it out, it's at Sandbox Studios. Come show your support for local builders, both new builders and those well established. 

8:12AM

Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show

Show Flier

This weekend is the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. There will be a lot of great bikes to check out, fine craftsmanship from local builders, and because it’s Portland, and because there are bikes, you can be sure there will be beer, also local, and finely crafted. I don’t know that for a fact, about the beer, I’m just guessing. But it’s a pretty safe guess. So whatever draws you out of the house on a (likely) rainy weekend, you ought to come by and check it out.

The show is Oct. 20 & 21 at the Vigor Indurstries Building, No. 10, which is at 5555 N. Channel Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97217. For those of you who live here, that's on Swan Island. It's $10 to get in, or $8 if you buy tickets in advance (get them through the bike show website).

I’ll have a few bikes in my booth that I’m pretty excited about. One just returned from the painter. It's a deep rich red and has a lot of polished stainless steel bits and chromed racks and wooden rims, very nice to look at. Another bike I’ll be showing is unpainted, a commuter for Jonathan Maus of the famed bikeportland.org. Jonathan's bike has a huge front rack and a steering lock that's simple, and kind of cool. There will also be a full stainless steel bike, polished, no paint anywhere, as shiny as they come.

Hope to see you there. 

8:25AM

Mike Muzik's Touring Bike

The Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show was in Bend, Oregon this past weekend. The event was coupled with the big cyclocross Halloween race, which draws a pretty large crowd every year. The race has been at the coast, in Astoria, for the past few years. They moved it to Bend this time for a change of scenery. I didn’t make it over to the race, but I heard part of the course was too dusty to see. 

The bike show was held at the GoodLife Brewery. I’m not sure of the exact number, but I think there were about 35 or so booths. I liked that it was a smaller show. A steady stream of people came through, and nobody seemed overwhelmed. At the larger shows you can see peoples eyes turn to spirals from goggling at bikes for too many hours. It’s a particular form of melt down that affects the insatiable bike nerds.

Jonathan Maus of bikeportland.org was in Bend covering the story of the Halloween Cross Race. He also posted a summary and overview of the bikes he saw at The Handmade Bike Show

Here is one of the bikes I brought with me to the show. It’s a touring bike for Mister Mike Muzik. I’ll let the photos tell the story.