Category Archives: Speedvagen
Photos by Bob Huff
Modern steel frames with classic-inspired, silver components are hard to compete with. The latest from the Vanilla Workshop proves just that. This Slate-colored Speedvagen, with Ghost Graphics sports Campagnolo’s Potenza 11-speed groupset, Sim Works bars, Industry 9 wheels and Paul Components quick releases. The build is more suited for longer rides with bigger tires and light wheels. Is this something Speedvagen will offer in the future? Details are foggy at the moment, but for now, let’s check out more crystal clear photos below. (more…)
If you can’t get enough of the Speedvagen aesthetic, then don’t miss out on these duffle bags, constructed from Portland’s own Beckel Canvas, with durable materials, tough construction and the Speedvagen Ichico pattern. See more at Speedvagen.
… features not only some beautiful bicycles from the Portland brand, but also plenty of illustrations by Bicycle Crumbs. Check it out at Speedvagen.
Speedvagen has some news for anyone looking to buy one of their Ready Made road framesets. The OG-1 now comes with mechanical or electronic shifting options, new colors and a lower pricepoint. See more details from Speedvagen below! (more…)
March 12-18th brings the Portland team to Texas for a fit tour in Houston and Austin. If you’d like to know more, or wanna sign up for a fitting head over to Speedvagen.
Howdy! The folks at Speedvagen will be hosting two Texas rides as preparation for their forthcoming fit tour in March. They’d like to invite Houston and Austin riders to check out the bikes and enjoy some beer.
Tuesday 2/21/17 – HOUSTON morning ride
Start: Bicycle Speed Shop
Time: 7:30am – 9:30am
Coffee on Speedvagen after!
Thursday 2/23/17 – AUSTIN evening ride
Time: 6:00pm (25miles)
Come test ride an Urban Racer and enjoy a round of beers on Speedvagen after!
Check out more information at Speedvagen and sign up for the event by emailing them.
The crew over at the Vanilla Workshop have added some unique products to their online shop, including these Surprise Me art prints. If you or someone you know has a Speedvagen or one on order, this would be the perfect piece of wall art for their bike room. Check out more at the Vanilla Workshop.
Ever since first reviewing the All-City Mr. Pink and then the lavender Speedvagen OG1, I really wanted a steel road bike again. After some finagling, I managed to buy an OG1 frameset, along with a few painted-to-match parts from the Vanilla Workshop. Now, since the OG1 is a ready-made, off-the-shelf geometry, it’s not as pricey as the other Speedvagen frames. I also didn’t feel the need to go custom for this frameset, since the OG1’s stock geometry fit me pretty well. All I needed was a spacer under the stem to get the same reach and extension as my Argonaut road bike.
For me, a road bike is the simplest tool in my quiver. There are no rack mounts, no disc brakes, it’s just a straight-forward road machine. (more…)
The team at the Vanilla Workshop are taking the fit tour to the east coast and brining a full size fleet of OG-1 bikes with them. Here’s a promotional video and if you’d like to arrange a test ride on an OG-1, simply email them.
Photo by Andy White
The Speedvagen Fit Tour has been all over in the past few years, and this time it’s heading to the East Coast of the US, with stops in NYC, DC and NC. Be sure you check out the shops and dates below and see more information at the Vanilla Workshop! (more…)