Announcing Future OR Handmade Bicycle Show Dates

After a very successful 2011 show in Bend, the OBCA is pleased to announce a multi-year schedule of Oregon Handmade Bicycle Shows throughout the state. This year, the show will return home to Portland, Oregon. In 2013, the show will once again visit Bend and the current plan is to make a new stop in Eugene in 2015.

2012 – Portland, Oregon (October 13-14, 2012)
2013 – Bend, Oregon
2014 – Portland, Oregon
2015 – Eugene, Oregon
2016 – Portland, Oregon

Stay tuned for more announcements and information to come regarding the 2012 OR Handmade Bicycle Show in Portland, OR.

-OBCA Board and Members

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Rolf Prima- Testing and Development

Rolf Prima shares their testing and development in this new video.

Rolf also has introduce some new products for 2012

Ares models – full carbon clinchers

Vigor alpha – all new wider alloy rim

Ralos6 & Ralos9 – new 26″ and 29″ mountain bike wheels.

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“Wade Beauchamp of Vulture Cycles” video by Dustin Driver

Dustin Driver made a short video featuring Vulture Cycles. Wade Beauchamp discusses custom frames, his motivation and his process.

Wade Beauchamp of Vulture Cycles from Dustin Driver on Vimeo.

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“Meet the Maker” video from Bespoked

Bespoked Bristol, the UK handmade bicycle show, is producing a series of videos featuring builders from their show.

“Introducing our new monthly feature – Meet the Maker -A series of short films and some photographs profiling the exhibitors showing in March 2012.”

The videos, and more information about their event, can be found on their web site.

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Winter Bicycles Q&A with Peleton Magazine

Oregon builder and OBCA VP Eric Estlund discusses Winter Bicycles, frame building and the OBCA with Patrick Brady.

Peloton “Artisans” Q&A- Winter Bicycles, Winter Bicycles, Part 1





Peloton “Artisans” Q&A- Winter Bicycles, Winter Bicycles, Part 2

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Capricorn Bicycles

Capricorns reflect what I think is great about bicycles, bicycling, building frames, and the classic media of steel, brass, and silver.
Each frame, fork, and rack is a hand-built piece from me to you, made to the best of my abilities. My goal is to build a bicycle
that you’ll want to ride everyday: the frame providing the armature of that machine, a construction in which no detail goes

I began building bicycles in the 90’s with Waterford Precision Cycles where I learned the trade from some of the most practiced
builders in the business. From there I moved to Minneapolis for school, and after a 2000-mile ride to Seattle decided to take
up frame building again. Capricorn Bicycles became the culmination of my experience with bicycles and my desire to do work
and be creative by hand.

I now live in Eugene, Oregon to find new roads and trails to explore, and to live someplace for a change with a somewhat mellow

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2011 OR Handmade Bicycle Show rolls into Bend

In just a few days, the OR Handmade Bicycle Show rolls into Bend, Oregon as part of the Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival.   What is the Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival? A weekend of:  Cross Crusade Races (including a Cross Super-D race on Friday), Bike Art Culture, Great Local Beer, and Handmade Bikes. View the entire weekend schedule here:  Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival.

About the Show:

The O.B.C.A. is excited to welcome over 30 builders from Oregon, Washington, California, and Utah to the show hall at GoodLife Brewing.  Veterans and new talent will display their work side by side in a celebration of the handmade bicycle.  Click here to Preview the Frame Builders on display this year.

Show Info & Tickets:

Saturday, 10/29:  10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday, 10/30: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tickets are $10 at the door.  Children 12 & under are free.  Advanced tickets can be purchased at a discount thru 10/26:  Purchase Advanced Tickets. Event proceeds benefit the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association – non-profit 501(c)(6).

All attendees can enter to win a Rolf Prima ECX Wheel Set!

Special thanks to the Sponsors of the 2011 OR Handmande Bicycle Show:

Visit Bend, Point West Credit Union, Rolf Prima, Dirt Rag & Bicycling Times, GoodLife Brewing Co.

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