Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wooden bicycles? Seriously? Seriously...

My pal David called from Seattle and mentioned that he'd driven to Portland a week or so ago to attend the hand-built bike show there. Not the national hand-built show, but a more local one showcasing the work of Oregon framebuilders and other crafters of cycling gear.

Before I had a chance to ask him what he'd seen that turned him on, he told me about Renovo Bikes. So I won't mislead you or try clumsily to make up your mind about wooden bicycles, click on this link, read the text and look at the galleries. See for yourself.


I feel sure that I'm one of those people who are too shy to ride a Renovo bike. Even my blue 'n' white Rivendell attracts more attention than I like. Doesn't mean I don't want a Renovo. Check out the site and the bikes. Then write a comment telling me you don't want one. Try to make me believe you...

3 comments:

beth h said...

I saw them in February at the handbuilt show. I think they popped up again a couple of weeks ago at the Oregon Manifest show. Word is they ride beautifully. AND they're gorgeous. AND Of Course I'd want one, if only I had where to put it. But bike storage is another discussion entirely...

Steve Courtright said...

Just one more reason to kick myself for telling my wife that my titanium frame was the "last I will ever need." Ha!

Anonymous said...

Last year's had a few bamboo bikes. The chunkers are way cool too.

Bobby Wally