Category Archives: Vanilla
Speedvagen: 2011 Road Machine Complete
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One thing’s for sure, custom steel doesn’t go out of style. While most mass-produced frames lose a considerable amount of value in three years, a Speedvagen maintains… This semi-custom, 54cm, Super Record 11-speed Road Machine is for sale. Everything is 80%-90% new and as the photos on the Speedbloggen show, it’s ready to rip. Contact Speedvagen for details – price is $7,500, which is a damn good deal.

Apr 24, 2014 3 comments
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 Comments are OFF
Vanilla Bicycles: 2006 Horton Collection Randonneur
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This very special Vanilla randonneur was featured on the cover of the book, Custom Bicycles A Passionate Pursuit. It’s owner, Brett Horton, curates the Horton Collection, his own private museum of all things relevant to the golden age of cycling. I would post more photos on the site of this incredibly elegant bike, but you should just go to the Vanilla Flickr and see them for yourself!

Mar 10, 2014 5 comments
Vanilla Bicycles: Shorty Road Frameset
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As the story goes, Vanilla is left with this 49cm road frameset to sell. Now, I know a Vanilla is out of most people’s price range, but I can’t get over how nicely detailed they all are. The best part about bicycle photography is that there’s no charge to look!

Head over to Vanilla to see more details.

Jan 19, 2014 Comments are OFF
Black Vanilla Road Frame for Sale

Sometimes frame builders end up with a frame to sell to the public and it just so happens that Vanilla’s got something to offer to the tall people out there:

“Available today, maybe just in time to sneak under the tree, is this 2013 Vanilla road frame. It’s roughly a 60cm, see specs here, and features brushed stainless steel head tube lugs, “V” dropouts and drive side chain stay. This frame also includes internal rear brake cable routing, hand carved and thinned lugs, two pair of bottle bosses and meticulous paint work by Coat Paint Shop.”

Check out more details here.

Dec 13, 2013 8 comments