Category Archives: Speedvagen
Limited Edition Speedvagen Family Racing Figurines
Speedvagen Family Racing Figurines

Speedvagen is so Portland and I don’t mean that in the Portlandia, ironic, hip sense. When I think of Portland brands – those of which who have made it to international credibility anyway – I think of people who obsess over the details. The Vanilla / Speedvagen family is one such brand.

Friday afternoon, I received a package from the great V. Inside was this meticulously-wrapped package, with coasters on the back and a little brown box with a twine bow. Inside, a hand-painted Speedvagen racer was tied to a padded backing.

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Apr 6, 2014 No comments yet
Speedvagen: 2014 Kawa Green Road Machine

Kawasaki green kinda grows on you over time, but for some reason, I doubt anyone would object to having one of the new Speedvagen Road Machines in their stable. Check out more madness at the Speedvagen Flickr, you’ll be green with… ok nevermind. Just go look at the rad photos.

Also, for anyone that’s interested, Speedvagen is selling off a few 2013 team cross bikes. Head over to the Speedbloggen for details.

Jan 23, 2014 Comments are OFF
Gomi’s 2011 Speedvagen ‘Surprise Me’ Road
Beautiful Bicycle: Gomi's 2011 Speedvagen 'Surprise Me' Road

You know a steel bike is utilizing the most in technology when an accomplished raconteur like FYXO assumes it’s made from carbon fiber. No kidding. When Gomi rolled into Golden Saddle Cyclery on his 2011 Speedvagen road bike, everyone was drawn to it immediately. What’s not to love about the fabled “surprise me” paint jobs? Or that build. EDGE / ENVE, Tune, EE Cycleworks and Super Record 11 really bring this build in under 16 lbs.

And it’s steel!

See more in the Gallery!

Sep 24, 2013 11 comments
Another Perspective on Bicycle Photography
Speedvagen_Chris

Look, I photograph a lot of bicycles, sometimes under the gun due to time constraints or lighting, so when I get the chance to look at a bike from a different angle, or perspective, it really makes my day. Here’s a shot of Chris’ Speedvagen road, taken in LA, at a spot where I’ve photographed many bikes, but never thought about utilizing the location’s vantage points.

It’s not much, but for me, it made the shoot worth it, especially with a 135mm lens. More on this bike to come…

Sep 23, 2013 2 comments