Marchetti- used bicycle fabrication tooling oppertunity

An Italian customer of member organization Marchetti is selling some of it’s fabrication tooling. This is a rare opportunity to purchase these specialized items at a reduced cost.


Interested parties should contact Guido Marchetti using the information below.

Guido Marchetti
Marchetti S.r.l. - Bicycle and Motorcycle Integrated Systems
Via Matteotti 6 – 24050 Grassobbio (BG) – Italy
office ph: +39-035-525239 – fax +39-035-525577
skype: marchettisrl1 -
C.F. 02117490173 - P.IVA IT 01815060163 - CAP.SOC. € 100.000,00 I.V.  
REA BG 239388 – REG.IMPRESE 02117490173 - MECC.BG008939
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Announcing 2012 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show Oct 20-21

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Art Call for OR Handmade Bicycle Show Poster

The Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association is pleased to announce an open “Art Call.”  Below you will see the prize, technical requirements, and show “themes” to consider if submitting your design to the O.B.C.A.   Ultimately, only 1 skilled artist and their artwork will be selected for use by the 2012 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show.  Good Luck!

Next Steps:
To be considered as the show artist for the 2012 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show, please submit the form below. All submissions must be completed by June 8, 2012.

If selected as the 2012 OHBS artist, you will receive:
1. $500 for use of the art.
2. Credit for the artwork on the Show Poster, Website, and Media Ad’s. (Ex. XYZ creative/design credited on the artwork)
3. Free Admission to the 2012 OHBS for you and 1 guest
4. 2012 OHBS T-shirt.

Technical Requirements for Artwork:
–11 x 17 Poster
–300 DPI
–Language to include: “Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show”, “Presented by the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association”, “October 2012.”
–File Type: Pdf (eventually will need all native files)

Suggested theme for the OHBS Show Art:
–Handmade Bicycles
–Frame Builders
–Portland, Oregon
–Swan Island and Shipyard
–Swan Island and Women Welders during WWII
–Consideration of season & October 2012 Show Dates

Timeline and Deadline for Submission:
Please complete the form and art submission by June 8, 2012.
No late submissions will be accepted. If selected, you will hear from the O.B.C.A. by June 15, 2012.  Any ?’s, contact

Fill out our form!    <—————-Click Here

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2012 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show

The O.B.C.A. is making final preparations for the annual Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show in Portland, Oregon.  Show dates are tentatively set for October 20-21.  More show and event details are set to follow in coming weeks.

If you are a frame builder, sponsor, or media member and have any questions about the show, please email:

-Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association


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OBCA and Winter Bicycles at Bespoked: Bristol, UK

OBCA VP and Winter Bicycles builder, Eric Estlund, is headed to this year’s Bespoked:Bristol show. In addition to showing his bikes, Eric will be representing the OBCA and leading a discussion on independent frame building in the US. See you in Bristol!

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Newlands and Houser collaborate on new fork crown

Portland based designer and machinist, Spencer Houser, recently provided three dimensional CAD services to Strawberry Bicycle for the design of a new bicycle fork crown. Andy Newlands, owner/builder of Strawberry road, track and lightweight touring bicycles since 1971 had sketches of a “new old fashioned” fork crown but lacked the 3d CAD skills that Spencer has honed over the past several years. Houser and Newlands got together over beers and hashed out a double plate fork crown for oval fork blades and are now working on another fork crown utilizing 25.4mm. round fork blades for lightweight touring bicycles. Once the designs are finalized and rapid prototype solid models are printed the CAD files will go to the casting company where the fork crowns will be investment cast. Newlands commented, “It was a pleasure working with Spencer. He is a master machinist and a pro designer in three dimensional surface modeling.” In addition to design services, Houser is co-owner of Speedy Moto Company located in Portland which designs and manufactures aftermarket Ducati motorcycle parts.

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Oregon Builders to show at The North American Handmade Bicycle Show

The Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association has collaborated with the organizers of the 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show to provide two blocks of exhibition space in the Sacramento Convention Center for ten Oregon bicycle manufacturing companies. Eric Estlund, Vice President of the OBCA and owner/builder of Winter Bicycles in Eugene arranged the space at a substantial discount for OBCA members. In addition, the OBCA is funding the cost of electrical power to the two blocks at NAHBS. The Oregon contingent includes Ti Cycles, Ira Ryan, Pereira, DiNucci, MAP, Ahearne, English, Vendetta, Winter, Rolf Prima, and Metrofiets. 2012 NAHBS rotates around the country and is being held in Sacramento, California, March 2-4,

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