Category Archives: Signal Cycles
Signal Cycles: Crusade Frames in Japan

It’s gotta feel great to work your ass off on a project and have it end splendidly. Or rather, begin splendidly upon completion. The guys at Signal have been in a production crunch zone for the past few weeks, preparing their new Crusade cross frames for a trip to Japan.

There’s a rad write-up on their site, as well as a few production photos and a race report from Osaka. Head over to the Signal blog and see the first and second post for yourself!

Something tells me this is only the beginning for the Signal Crusade…

Oct 31, 2013 4 comments
Minor’s Signal Cross
Beautiful Bicycle: Minor's Signal Cross

I remember seeing this frame listed on the Signal Cycles blog as being for sale. It was a tad too big for me and besides, I didn’t need a new cross bike. Someone out there did and eventually, the frame made its way to Austin, Texas, where it was built up by Minor Baker, a local racer. When I saw it at the Bicycle Sport Shop Six Shooter, I thought it looked familiar and sure enough, it was Shannon Skerritt’s old pit bike! I’m stoked to see another piece of rad steel at home in Austin. Check out more in the Gallery!

Oct 10, 2013 13 comments
Signal Cycles: Blue Touring Frame

Spring is coming, so a lot of people are planning their tours for 2013. If you’re the right fit, this blue Signal is one Beautiful Bicycle. Head over to the Signal Flickr for more details and pricing.

Dec 27, 2012 Comments are OFF
Signal Cycles
Shop Visit: Signal Cycles

Nate Meschke and Matt Cardinal began Signal Cycles in 2007 and in that time, they’ve produced some absolutely beautiful bicycles. Not just commuters either. Recently, Matt’s Cross Bike made an appearance here and their Saltzman Road frames are lovely. Bottom line, if you’ve spent any time looking at Pacific Northwest builders, Signal has crossed your radar a few times. Matt was kind enough to meet with me on his day off, and let me shoot some photos in their space. Check out more below!

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Sep 6, 2012 2 comments
Matt’s Signal Cross
Beautiful Bicycle: Matt's Signal Cross

I’ve long been a fan of Signal Cycles‘ work and yet I still can’t describe it without saying “Portland” somewhere. Truth is, their bikes aren’t very Portland, nor are they extremely classic, they’re just Signal Cycles. Bright colors, impeccible craftsmanship and very reflective of their clients. Maybe that’s it. Every Signal owner I’ve met, matches their bikes, right down to the colors. Isn’t that what a custom bike is all about? Take Matt’s cross bike for example…

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Sep 4, 2012 13 comments
Signal Cycles: Rain Bike

Oh man. I saw this on the Signal Cycles Instagram yesterday6 and was wondering when they were going to post photos. This bike is oozing with style and that box lining is sharp. Check out more at the Signal Flickr. Man, these guys are getting some love on the site this week… Must be the rainy season.

Jun 26, 2012 3 comments
Signal Cycles
Signal Cycles

Nate Meschke and Matt Cardinal are Signal Cycles, a framebuilding company, nestled in Portland. Their booth was filled with all kinds of brightly-colored eye candy, right down to their incredible bike stand, holding a shiny red Di2 road bike. Others included a step-through city bike with racks, a fendered road bike and probably my favorite, a commuter with a Edelux lamp and robin’s egg blue paint.

Chatting with and hanging out with Nate and Matt just solidifies their company for me. It’s easy to support a company when it’s backed by two talented, humble people. Check out more from the 2012 NAHBS Signal Cycles booth below.



Mar 8, 2012 2 comments