Photo Documentary: DeSalvo Custom Cycles in Ashland, Oregon

So far, the main build method I've seen performed has been brazing, but here at Mike DeSalvo's DeSalvo Custom Cycles in Ashland, Oregon, I got to see my first welding session. Very interesting indeed.

To learn more about DeSlavo Custom Cycles, you can visit Mike's site at

Photo Documentary: Wolfhound Cycles in Talent, Oregon

And speaking of shop pets, Fred Cuthbert of Wolfhound Cycles in Talent, Oregon, says this on his website of his company's namesake:

"The Wolfhound head badge was designed in the likeness of the factory mascot, Duncan. After nine years of loyal friendship I recently lost him to bone cancer. My fondness for him was (and is) strong enough to inspire the name of the company. Like the Irish Wolfhound breed, Wolfhound Cycles are strong and fast. Being the tallest breed, the name also reflects my affinity for 29” wheels. Another reason I knew the name was perfect is the fact that Wolfhounds are one of the oldest breeds, having left their footprints in the history of royalty and heroics."

His dedication to the Wolfhound (Katie is pictured below with Fred) is rivaled only by his dedication to creating the best ride of his customer's life!

To find out more about Wolfhound Cycles, you can visit Fred's website at

Photo Documentary: English Cycles in Eugene, Oregon

In the Oregon bicycle framebuilders project, Rob English of English Cycles in Euguene, Oregon, wins the prize for "most unusual shop pet." Horsie might not actually fit well in the shop, but often joins Rob none the less.

Rob doesn't specialize in any one particular bike build--he builds recumbants, racing frames, even a kid's first bike (that's what he's building here). His favorite build material is steel, and the racing frame he built for himself comes in at a remarkable 12 pounds!

To find out more about English Cycles, you can visit Rob's site at

Photo Documentary: Courage Bicycles in Portland, Oregon

Here's another builder featured in the Oregon bicycle framebuilders project, Aaron Hayes of Courage Bicycles in Portland, Oregon. I particularly love Aaron's custom detail for dropouts (see fourth image below).

For more info about Courage Bicyles, you can visit Aaron's website at

Photo Documentary: Vendetta Cycles Delivery in Corvallis, Oregon

A little departure from the usual shoot for the Oregon Bicycle Framebuilders Project with this studio shoot of a frame delivery to a Vendetta Cycles customer, Sally. Sally came down from Portland to Vendetta Cycles in Corvallis, Oregon, to pick up her frame from the builders Conor Buescher (last photo, left) and Garrett Clark (last photo, right).