Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bike 3: Merckx

This is a bike I have spotted in the past with the thoughts of, 'what a sweet frame to make into a single speed.'  I was not able to track down the owner, but Ill presume it is a female, based on the frame size (small-ish)
Location: Monument Square
Bike: Eddy Merckx -Thomspon.
Comments: The red Velocity rims match the red of the frame nicely.  BRC carbon fork,  black Chris King headset up to Cenelli stem all mated to a shorty Easton handle bars is pretty sweet.  The gold anodized cranks were a bit of a clash as far as color scheme goes, but I'm sure they function just fine. The saddle was a well worn brown leather Brooks.

Overall a nice bike of portland.  If you own this bike please leave a comment.

Bike 2: Winsdor

Adam went zinging past me on his fixed gear bike this afternoon.  The orange Velocity rims caught my eye right away.  Luckily for me he stopped in front of the Nick and I was able to catch up with him for a photo op.

Location: Temple Street. In front of the Nickelodeon.

Bike:  The frame is by Winsdor.  Rims are Velocity, which Adam laced up to a high flange hub up front. I didnt get a look at the rear hub.  I beauty Chris King headset, anodized blue and nice Salsa stem.  The white chain turning the 46x15 rings.

Comments:  Another nice fixie with a color scheme appropriate for fall. 
-Thanks Adam.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cycling PSA

Bikes of Portland would like to remind you to be safe out there.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Bike 1: Raleigh Competition

Margret was nice enough to allow me to interrupt her carbo-loading lunch and talk to me about her carbon fiber Raleigh.  She was getting ready for a ride on this beautiful afternoon.

Location: Monument Square

Bike: carbon fiber Raleigh Competition.

Comments: Shiamano 105 componets, that she plans to upgrade because she doesn't like em too much.  I think there were some sora or tiagra derailleurs, i didn't look too closely. (Hey this is the first post, cut me some slack. haha).  The black of the c.f. and the orange around the 'lugs' combined with the  retrograpics and label give it a good look.  

I asked how she liked riding a c.f. bike.

"Its stiff and it pops. But its light."
-Thank You Margret.

Welcome to Bikes of Portland

Bikes of Portland is a blog dedicated to highlighting all the bicycles that I see on the streets of Portland, Maine each week.

A brief description of each bike, the location and ,if the owner is available and willing, a short interview about each bike and its owner will be featured.

I hope you enjoy.