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57 Sunflower Porteur

This past week I built up a 57cm Sunflower Rambler as a Portuer.  What is commonly referred to as a “city bike” these days, the Porteur has deep roots as a French newspaper delivery bike.  Optimized for getting stacks of … Continue reading

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Blemish Rambler Sale

Update, Both Bikes Have sold – Thanks! We have two Rambler blemish frame sets that are on the storefront at what I think is a smoking deal.  $1049 with free US Shipping until November 1, 2013. In all mechanical ways … Continue reading

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Rambler Price Increase

Price moving from $1650 to $1799 August 1, 2013 In recent travels there has been an overwhelming consensus that Rambler exceeds expectations and that the current pricing sells the Rambler, us and the shops short on the true value of … Continue reading

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Why A Rambler

The Rambler is a true Cyclotouring bike, steeped in traditional French design, but brought forward to work with modern components and fittings.  It is the kind of bike that once dominated the market, but went away as racing came to … Continue reading

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Plan Coming Together

Having been a maker of things most of my life, it becomes evident that you only have yourself to blame when a thing does not turn out as intended.  When in the role of designer there are more aspects to … Continue reading

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Details

Last week was the start of what is about to be a busy month.  I went up to Portland to meet with Zen Fab and our new powder coater to make sure everything was where it should be on the … Continue reading

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Ramblers Getting Closer

The next round of Ramblers is getting closer to delivery!  Fifty is a lot of bikes, while I dream of batches way bigger than this, I am pretty happy to be cutting my teeth on 50. So what does 50 … Continue reading

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Last Minute Changes

I am getting ready for a quick overnight tour this weekend, and got an itch that I might as well try out a new / old headset that has been sitting on my bench for a while now.  Having bounced … Continue reading

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Rambler Welding

The next Round of Ramblers is in progress.  As are all Ramblers, these are hand-made in Portland.  This creates jobs, allows for, precision fabrication, strict quality control and a level of pride in workmanship and sourcing that you will be … Continue reading

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First Three

The first three production Ramblers are on their way to their new homes Unfortunately the Orange Soda size 63 is heading back for some color rework.  I have one more Rambler to decal and detail to get out, and this one … Continue reading

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