Category Archives: Signal Cycles
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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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.
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.
I had the chance to finally meet Matt Cardinal and Nate Meschke, co-owners of the Portland-based Signal Cycles. In their carefully-curated booth, they were selling these handmade posters. Each sheet was stained with Stumptown coffee before they were printed. How Portland is that? Even if you can’t own a Signal Cycles, you can probably afford one of these nice prints. Head to Signal Cycles for more information.