Category Archives: Speedvagen
A Classic Speedvagen with Silver Components

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…)

May 16, 2017 34 comments
Speedvagen and Beckel Canvas: Duffle Set

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.

Apr 17, 2017 1 comment
The Speedvagen Fit Tour is Going to Texas!

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
End: Catalina
Time: 7:30am – 9:30am
Coffee on Speedvagen after!

Thursday 2/23/17 – AUSTIN evening ride
Start/End: Cycleast
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.

Feb 17, 2017 3 comments
The Vanilla Workshop Surprise Me Art Print

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.

Jan 5, 2017 2 comments
My OD OG1 Speedvagen Road with SRAM Rival

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…)

Dec 20, 2016 85 comments
Speedvagen’s East Coast Fit Tour Video

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.

Nov 2, 2016 Comments are OFF