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Old 02-03-18, 10:35 PM
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I came across this website, a bike collector right here in Portland - https://restoringvintagebicycles.com

Wow, just wow. Does anyone know her? Is she on BFCV?

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I also came across https://www.flickr.com/people/54616231@N04/ and he's also in Portland. Is he on BFCV? Anyone know him?
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And another Portland-based vintage bike collector/biz https://www.facebook.com/Vintage-NOS...4918579594207/

Wow I obviously don't get out enough. These folks are all in my town and I never knew.
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$1800 for a cromor Viner with a mish mash of mid-range parts? Insanity.

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Originally Posted by jyl View Post
And another Portland-based vintage bike collector/biz https://www.facebook.com/Vintage-NOS...4918579594207/

Wow I obviously don't get out enough. These folks are all in my town and I never knew.
That's PB bikes on eBay, also with ridiculous pricing.
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Not sure, but I don't think so.

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I came across this website, a bike collector right here in Portland - https://restoringvintagebicycles.com

Wow, just wow. Does anyone know her? Is she on BFCV?
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Originally Posted by jyl View Post
I came across this website, a bike collector right here in Portland - https://restoringvintagebicycles.com

Wow, just wow. Does anyone know her? Is she on BFCV?
I don't know if Nola is on BF, but I've communicated with her several times. I like her attitude and approach to vintage bikes.
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Originally Posted by ham View Post
$1800 for a cromor Viner with a mish mash of mid-range parts? Insanity.

I suspect her marketing is aimed at hipsters with lots of disposable income
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Originally Posted by jyl View Post
I came across this website, a bike collector right here in Portland - https://restoringvintagebicycles.com

Wow, just wow. Does anyone know her? Is she on BFCV?
Nice site.
I though she would offer a restoration service but looks to be a resale business plan, ie flip.
Also does not appear to be an actual shop where the bikes can be purchased by visit ?
Good to see another vintage bike site !
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The blogger is a CPA with her own firm. Seems like this is her hobby / passion, rather than primarily a business. She also seems to be a serious cyclist. Her prices are high for sure but it probably doesn't matter how long a bike takes to sell, if ever.
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Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
I don't know if Nola is on BF, but I've communicated with her several times. I like her attitude and approach to vintage bikes.
I've sent her an email inviting her to Velocirque. She probably things I'm a crank, but no harm trying.
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This reminds me of something I have thought about for this. Can we get a listing of BF members in PDX and nearby to invite them? Maybe the mods could help, is there a way to tag them from the avatars?


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I've sent her an email inviting her to Velocirque. She probably things I'm a crank, but no harm trying.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
This reminds me of something I have thought about for this. Can we get a listing of BF members in PDX and nearby to invite them? Maybe the mods could help, is there a way to tag them from the avatars?
I suspect you would be turned down...

There is a "regional" forum for the Pacific Northwest. I'd copy any announcements for Velocirque there.
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You're probably right, although there is a complete member listing so I suppose you could ping the whole list and see what happens.

Probably should start a manual list, do you know of some that don't normally chime in or come that we could reach out to?

The regional thing doesn't seem to get much traction, but still wouldn't hurt to post up there.

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I suspect you would be turned down...

There is a "regional" forum for the Pacific Northwest. I'd copy any announcements for Velocirque there.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
You're probably right, although there is a complete member listing so I suppose you could ping the whole list and see what happens.

Probably should start a manual list, do you know of some that don't normally chime in or come that we could reach out to?

The regional thing doesn't seem to get much traction, but still wouldn't hurt to post up there.
Interesting idea, anything you can come up with would be great.

That reminds me, I need to find a way to post on Classic Rendezvous and other bike forums too. Problem is I only hang on this one.
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Working on the regional post as we speak.

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Interesting idea, anything you can come up with would be great.

That reminds me, I need to find a way to post on Classic Rendezvous and other bike forums too. Problem is I only hang on this one.
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Jon Williams work is amazing. I love, love his reworking of the IRD 11O BCD cranksets. His customization of Campy parts is incredible.

I wish he was in my town so I could drop off some parts to rework. His Flick’r page went on & on documenting his art. VERY inspirational!

I do have a question about the paint used to infill pantographed parts: What kind of paint do you think he uses? It fills the recess nicely and has such deep glossy color. I have an unpainted, nicely crafted titanium head badge for my new Lithuanian crafted Wittson titanium disc Illuminati compact road frame that deserves the deluxe 2 color headbage pantograph paint job.
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$1800 for a cromor Viner with a mish mash of mid-range parts? Insanity.





Top dollars for very average bikes, imo. That French mixte is 150€ on a French flea market and 300 tops on trocvelo...
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Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
Jon Williams work is amazing. I love, love his reworking of the IRD 11O BCD cranksets. His customization of Campy parts is incredible.

I wish he was in my town so I could drop off some parts to rework. His Flick’r page went on & on documenting his art. VERY inspirational!

I do have a question about the paint used to infill pantographed parts: What kind of paint do you think he uses? It fills the recess nicely and has such deep glossy color. I have an unpainted, nicely crafted titanium head badge for my new Lithuanian crafted Wittson titanium disc Illuminati compact road frame that deserves the deluxe 2 color headbage pantograph paint job.
Agree amazing work ! https://biciak.blogspot.com/2013/01/d...-williams.html

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The blogger is a CPA with her own firm. Seems like this is her hobby / passion, rather than primarily a business. She also seems to be a serious cyclist. Her prices are high for sure but it probably doesn't matter how long a bike takes to sell, if ever.
+1 on this.


My hat is off to her. Do we have a name of this retro bike diva??

I just read her blog on mounting a tubular tire and it hilarious and true!

She deserves credit for doing what many of us do - envisioning a contemporary re-use for our favorite vintage stuff. Everything I have read so far on her website is spot-on awesome. If than means charging $1,800 for a vintage mixte where she incorporates a fresh combo of old and new parts into a super versatile steed? I say - "you go gurll !!".
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Portland appears to be the capital of bikes and old bikes. I'm envious. Though NYC is picking up. There are some shops that specialized in used and refurbished bikes.
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I figured out how to post on Classic Rendezvous and have let that group know about the Velocirque show.
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I've enjoyed her blog posts whenever I've stumbled across them. She loves old unique stuff and appears to take great care in her work.
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I've enjoyed her blog posts whenever I've stumbled across them. She loves old unique stuff and appears to take great care in her work.
+1. A bit American, but hey.
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There's a rumor that Portland OR has it's share of bicycle enthusiasts. And not just the CF, disc brake, electronic shifting crowd. But don't quote me, I don't live there.
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