This past summer I decided to get my DeSalvo Ti cross bike rebuilt and repainted. Thanks to the awesome work of Ruckus Components (did the fender mounts on the Edge carbon forks), Spatter Bikes (designed and shot the paint), Bertram Pinstriping (for the hand laid white lines), and Mike at DeSalvo Cycles for sending out Read More
Bikes and Gear
Matt may compose a more detailed post about his new paint job later. For now, we can just drool with envy.
A couple weeks ago I got a custom set of tubular rims (custom sticker colors plus green Chris King hubs) from our sponsor Corsa Concepts (with special edition Molly Cameron FMB tires mounted by Molly's Veloshop). I got to race on them twice in a single weekend, doing the EZ Orchards race in Salem as well as Read More
I just got my new Edge Composites cx fork back from the painters to finally complete my DeSalvo Ti race bike. I also picked up a set of Edge 45 rims (also handmade in Utah, like the forks) and paired them with Chris King green hubs, all built up by Veloshop.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we've had a mild winter but the spring has turned wet, windy, and mean. Lucky for us, our first team shipment of custom silkscreened gear arrived from Showers Pass. Above is my own Softshell Trainer with our logo on the back. It's a great mid-weight jacket for a wide range Read More
The Buy Local Cycling team is happy to welcome Ruckus Components as a sponsor in our efforts. Ruckus Components is based in Portland, Oregon and exemplifies the Buy Local spirit by hand laying custom carbon cyclocross, mountain bike, and commuter components in their SE Portland workshop. Ruckus also does custom carbon frame and wheel repairs Read More
The Buy Local Cycling team is happy to report that we've partnered with Showers Pass, a Portland, OR based technical outdoor clothing company. Showers Pass is best known for their incredibly functional and durable rain weather gear. Although their products are made outside of the US, Shower Pass has a pretty cool philosophy and business Read More
Thanks to team member Tim Schallberger’s work and research, we’ve begun assembling a list of vendors, companies, and resources related to cycling products and services with a local angle. Most listed items are produced in Oregon, or the US, and/or owned by local businesses. In assembling each of our team bikes we’ve spent a great Read More
From the time the idea was born for the team — to use local builders and as many local parts as possible, it’s been a long journey putting a team together, making connections with builders and manufacturers, and finally, doing loads of research to try and meet the goals of the team to ride on Read More
Pictured above is the beautiful new bike I gave to my wife today for our combination anniversary and her birthday (her birthday happened to fall on a Saturday 9 years ago and so we got married on her birthday). Jeff McNamee started this team with the idea that we have a lot of local builders Read More