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visiting my next bike at Renovo

Friday,  05/21/10  05:23 PM

Yesterday in between customer meetings I managed to squeeze in a visit to the Renovo bike works in Portland.  Yes, I am in love!  I got to meet the founder and he gave me a tour of the factory; they make the most beautiful machines... 

smiling with my next bike

it all starts with the wood - carefully tested for strength and stiffness ... and beauty

a computer controller laser cutter makes the frame components

assembled frames are carefully glassed...

...and then tested for stiffness and resonance

with Ken Wheeler, founder and chief designer, holding a 3lb masterpiece

I am trying to convince myself I deserve one :)

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