Photo Documentary: Oregon Custom Bicycle Framebuilders Video Slideshow

Here is the video slideshow of the builders I've photographed to date for the Oregon Custom Bicycle Framebuilders Project (there are more images in each builder's section of this video slideshow than I've already posted in previous blog entries). So there'll be some new images here for you to see!

I've had a great time with the project so far, and plan to continue adding to the project with visits to other builders in Oregon. A big thank you to all of the builders who are pictured here and to those I'm still working with to schedule a shoot time. You are all amazing, talented artisans and I'm so pleased to have the opportunity to work with you!

And finally I'd like to say how jealous I am of all of you that are able to take your pets to work. How lucky are you to share your work day with your pets--they are all so sweet and cuddly!

If you'd like to learn more about the builders featured here, please feel free to check out their websites listed below the video. Also, to find out more about other Oregon framebuilders, see the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association website at:

Featured Framebuilders
Argonaut Cycles:
Belladonna Cycles:
Courage Bicycles:
DeSalvo Custom Cycles:
English Cycles:
Strawberry Bicycle:
Vendetta Cycles:
Vertigo Cycles:
Wolfhound Cycles:

And some others you might like to check out...
Hufnagel Cycles:
Renovo Hardwood Bicycles:
Vulture Cycles:
Winter Bicycles:

Photo Documentary: Vendetta Cycles in Corvallis, Oregon

Here's a shoot that seems it'd be pretty easy from the outside (since I'm married to one of the builders, Conor, one would think I'd have an all-access pass!). But it's hard to get a portrait where they're both being serious at the same time! It's all good fun, though.

For more info about Vendetta Cycles in Corvallis, Oregon, you can go to Conor and Garrett's site at

These two are always cracking jokes, even when they label their parts cabinet (I don't think there are really any "BB King Cups" or "Jeff Bridges.")

And one last shot of Garrett on his bike, the very first Vendetta built.

Photo Documentary: Belladonna Cycles in Portland, Oregon

Here is one of my favorite portraits from the Oregon Bicycle Framebuilders Project (so far), Mark Simmons of Belladonna Cycles in Portland, Oregon.

Every woman I've shown Belladonna images to has loved his frames. Mark uses antique flatware to add a decorative detail to the seat cluster of the frame, beautiful!

To find out more about Belladonna Cycles, you can go to Mark's website at

Photo Documentary: Vertigo Cycles in Portland, Oregon

Sean Chaney of Vertigo Cycles in Portland, Oregon, builds beautiful frames in titanium. I love this quote from his website:

"It was only a matter of time before all my obsessive tinkering, modification and design brought me to the logical point of building titanium bicycle frames. Now I'm trying harder than ever to give my inner nerd free reign to create great riding and aesthetically pleasing bicycles."

All hail Sean's inner nerd!

For more information about Vertigo Cycles, you can visit Sean's site at