Building a Touring Bike in Portland, OR - Where?
April 8, 2012 2:54 AM Subscribe
Biking the west coast and across the USA - want to have a bike built in Portland, OR: where to go? What to build?
posted by flippant to travel & transportation around Portland, OR (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Starting in late July, I'll move as far south as San Diego, and then head eastward until I hit New York.
I need a sturdy, well-built bike that will give me a minimum of trouble on this trip - in addition to being a smooth, excellent (and pretty!) ride. My preference is to work with a smaller shop to really have it individualised, but I would like to be on the road within 5 days of arriving.
Right now, I know nothing of bikes, but I have been eyeing the Rivendell Atlantis
, if that's any indication of my preferences.
Helpful hints for bike builds / parts are also welcome!