Category Archives: factory tour

Ti Cycles: Factory Tour!

Ti Cycles: Factory Tour!   Like a few other posts, this story starts at the Seattle Bike Show.  I was wandering around the annual show at the Seattle Expo Center when I stumbled across the Ti Cycles/Ren Cycles booth.  I was drawn to a Ren Cycles titanium touring bike with S&S Connectors.  I have always wanted a travel bike with S&S connectors.  They allow to break your frame down so… Read More »

Renovo Hardwood Bicycles. Part 1: Factory tour.

Located in a nondescript commercial building in Southeast Portland, Renovo Hardwood Bicycles makes some of the most unique bikes on the road.  Their first bike, was a collaboration between Ken Wheeler (owner/mastermind) and his son Stuart.  The bike, proved that it was possible to create a wood bicycle using hollow tubes and CNC technology.  However, that initial plywood bike performed terribly, being far too flexible.  Since the first prototype, Renovo… Read More »