Category Archives: Map Cycles
Map Cycles and Steelman: S&P Randonneur Project

When Mitch from Map Cycles first told me about this project, I was beyond stoked. So many people want to pick up a classy, made in the USA touring bike but can’t completely break the bank. Not saying this project will be cheap by any means, but it’s a pretty good deal. Here’s the deal from Map:

“Collaboration between Steelman Cycles and myself (Steelman & Pryor, hence S&P). Frame, fork, racks and wet paint from $3000. Stock sized, custom fit and finish. We have a 53, 55, and 57 cm left in our first batch and more to come soon.”

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Sep 26, 2013 Comments are OFF
Map Cycles: Bi-Lam Work in Progress

Mitch really does some fantastic work over at Map and I can see that he’s getting used to the Chico heat. It must be the weather that’s putting a fire under his ass because these bi-lam joints look amazing. See more at the Map Flickr.

Jul 3, 2013 2 comments
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Shop Visit: Map Cycles

Mitch from Map Cycles has moved to Chico, California from Portland and I managed to sneak into his shop for some quick lens love before shooting that gorgeous Disk-Ville Porteur. I’ll be real honest here. I wasn’t even going to post these photos. I didn’t have a lot of time to shoot and most of the shop was packed up already. But I really like how short and sweet this set is.

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Sep 11, 2012 Comments are OFF
Map Porteur 650b Disk-ville City Bike
Beautiful Bicycle: Map Porteur 650b Disk-ville City Bike

Mitch from Map Cycles recently began relocating his studio from Portland to Chico, California. And if there’s one bike that solidifies his long-time stay in Portland, I feel like it’s this porteur 650b Disk-ville city bike. Seen first in my 2012 NAHBS coverage, in a raw state, a new coat of black paint, along with the French fenders, makes this baby look like something out of a prohibition-era gangster fleet. Something just says cruise… cruise and “buy me“.

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Sep 5, 2012 4 comments
Map Cycles: Meghan’s Basket Bike

Basket? What basket? All I see is some great lug lining and buttery smooth brass-filled lugwork. Map Cycles is back at it, unscathed by NAHBS. See more at their Flickr. I love the front rack BTW.

Mar 14, 2012 Comments are OFF