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Ink and Iron: Stumptown Printers

Posted on: April 9th, 2018

 

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Stumptown Printers was started by friends who wanted to honor the traditions of the golden age of print.

We love the work of Stumptown Printers. Their shop is filled with old iron machines, a clutter of tooling, type, scraps, and chest high stacks of prints. The feeling of their paper, the rich colors and clean designs that pair well with offset lithography or letterpress printing, have a warm quality that feels familiar, looks clean and takes time to produce. They are old school printers who have found a way for traditional printing methods to prevail in a world of Xerox machines, digital downloads and photo-realistic designs.  Read more…


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Breadwinner Cafe

Posted on: March 27th, 2018

Every cyclist’s dream cafe

 

“This place, Breadwinner Cycles and Cafe, is a place for us to build bikes, and a place for you to gather. We hope that you will start and end your rides here, stop by on your commute, or just swing by to hang out.” – Tony Pereira

 

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From its inception, Breadwinner Cycles has been about the community of cyclists that inspires us to make the best bikes in the world. For our first five years we had our heads down, working in our garages to get Breadwinner off the ground. With the opening of the Breadwinner Cafe, we welcome that community to join us.

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The backdrop of the G-Road

Posted on: March 12th, 2018

breadwinner_cycles_custom_steel_bikes_portland_oregon_G-Road_gravel_bike-10Versatility, comfort, and stability make the G-Road the perfect all day mixed terrain bike. Designed for 650B wheels, with clearance for high volume tires, an Igleheart segmented steel fork and options for custom braze-ons, the G-Road can be set up for all your adventures. Use 2.1” knobbies for off-road exploring, add frame bags and anything cages for a bikepacking trip, or slim it down with nothing but a few bottle cages and supple herringbone tread tires for a day of pavement or gravel riding. The G-Road is made for all day comfort no-matter what is in the road. Read more…


PDX Trophy Cup

Posted on: October 30th, 2017

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Race or spectate: the Portland Trophy Cup is a win.  

 

Portland has a history of a strong cyclocross racing community. The legendary Cross Crusade (now called the Cyclocross Crusade), GP, and Blind Date are a few that see high attendance and excellent courses. Our favorite, however, is the PDX Trophy cup. Read more…


Limited Edition G-Road

Posted on: October 4th, 2017

Do you need more G in your life? More gnar, more G-forces and more GRAVEL ROADS.

Available for a limited time, the Breadwinner G-Road is the gravel bike that is ready for any ride on any terrain.

 

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The G-Road has more G than any bike we have ever made. Sometimes when we ride it gets gnarly. We go fast. The ground is uneven. The rocks are loose and we’re balancing a fine line between looking like we’re in complete control and totally losing it.

The G-Road is more stable and can carry more gear because it has 650B wheels, a steel IGLE fork and special geometry for offroad handling.

Mechanical advantages count. Humans are fantastic creatures when it comes to adapting. We can learn how to take advantage of situations too. That’s where gear comes in. Can you ride gravel roads on any bike? Absolutely. We tip our hats to those who can do it well on 25c tires too. Would said terrain be more fun, could you ride longer, could you go faster etc, if you had the right tool for the job? Also a resounding yes!

This bike is made for the true mixed-terrain cyclist. The large tires and steel frame are ideal for when the road gets bumpy and the gravel gets chundery.

***Order Now! This special edition is only available until October 20th!***
$6395.00
 as shown. Made to order and always with custom sizing.

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Rapha Prestige Portland

Posted on: September 26th, 2017

The Continental Team turns 10. 

For those of you who don’t know, the Rapha Continental Team was a longstanding recreational cycling team that toured the country in search of epic routes. The team started in 2007. Ira was one of the original 8. Tony joined shortly thereafter.

Fast forward to 2017. Rapha Cycling hasn’t officially ended the team but they aren’t as active as they used to be. The Rapha Prestige Portland, held on September 24, was a challenging team ride set in the center of the Tillamook State Forest in NW Oregon. Approximately 20 teams of 4 rode a pre-determined route that traveled 65 miles of pounding gravel, 10 miles of tarmac and ascended nearly 10,000ft!

The lollypop route was staged at the Flying M Ranch, a beautiful ranch on a creek swallowed by tall conifers. If you are in the area and want a challenging ride, follow this route.

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Relocation Update

Posted on: July 7th, 2017

We moved to a central location and we’re opening a coffee shop.

 

Big changes are happening for Breadwinner Cycles in 2017. We started the year like the years prior making frames out of the owner’s garages. Tony’s workshop and Ira’s workshop are only 12 blocks away from each other in the North Portland neighborhood of Arbor Lodge. Their sole employee worked mostly out of Ira’s and handled everything post-paint, plus marketing. We had a well kitted pre-paint shop and a well kitted post-paint shop. Things were going smoothly but some internal communication was slow and we felt it was time to move everything under one roof to make us more profitable and sustainable when it comes to making bikes efficiently and paying our employees comfortably.

Enter opportunity at 2323 N. Williams Ave.

The building with the rental sign still up and realtors van in the parking lot.

The 3000sq ft building is a bit more than we need for Breadwinner Cycles but it did foster Tony’s dream of building the Breadwinner brand into something more than just bicycles. We solicited some help with the lease agreement and tenant improvements and in April decided to make the jump and sign the lease.

“We want to create a place where cyclists begin and end their rides, commuters stop before and after work, and cycling enthusiasts always feel welcome. We’ll have espresso and brewed coffee from Water Ave, fresh pastries and bagels from local bakeries and delicious food that people want to take on their bike rides. With a window on to the shop floor, every day will offer a new peek at our beautiful bicycles as they are built. ” — Tony Pereira

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W/// Sport Lolo

Posted on: April 19th, 2017

The W/// Sport Lolo is the ultimate riding machine.

Our award-winning, custom fit steel Lolo frame paired with Enve fork, thru-axles, disc brakes, optional Ritchey Solostreem bar/stem, and striking motorsport-inspired paint scheme–all with three special parts packages that will suit every discerning rider.

Order now before the opportunity to get the W/// Sport Lolo passes you by.

photo by Dylan VanWeelden

Now through May 5th, the limited edition thru axle Lolo is available with three SRAM gruppos to choose from, carbon wheel upgrades and the option of a custom painted Ritchey Solostreem bar/stem combo.

Mixing ultra-light and responsive Columbus Life tubing with decades of road racing and riding pedigree, the Lolo was made to dance up mountains and carve twisty descents. This smooth riding, light steel tubing is TIG welded with precision and fitted with an Enve carbon fork, resulting in a impeccable performance machine. A modern road bike in design and style, with sloping top tube and double oversize tubing, the Lolo is a fast and responsive road racer that flies and feels great all day long.  Read more…


A love for steel bicycles

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

Tony started in 2004 and Ira in 2005. They each built bikes for themselves first. Then their friends wanted to ride handmade bikes and they found themselves making more. Before long the word spread and Tony and Ira each had successful custom bicycle businesses.

Flash forward 12 years and you will find Tony and Ira making custom bicycles together under the Breadwinner Cycles banner.

Now our bicycles are better, the process is cleaner and more efficient and our customers are happier.

This short film is made to show how the passion of two skilled men has turned into the Breadwinner Cycles that is here today.


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Breadwinner Cycles heads to NAHBS!

Posted on: February 13th, 2017

The North American Handmade Bike Show is a few weeks away and we can’t wait! The excitement of showing beautiful custom bikes on the occasion that punctuates our birthday is overwhelming every year.

Ira Ryan and Tony Pereira, the owners and frame builders of Breadwinner Cycles, practiced their trade under their own names. It was at the show in Denver in 2013, ten years into their careers respectively, where they officially launched the new joint venture. The goal was to make the best steel bikes for the most discerning riders without having the arduous wait list. At the time the wait for an Ira Ryan Cycles or Pereira Cycles was close to a year and a half!


NAHBS is the most prestigious handmade custom bike show in the world and has been the showcase for top tier bicycles since 2005. Pereira Cycles and Ira Ryan Cycles showed in 2006 when the show moved to San Jose, California. Since then the handmade show has crisscrossed the US a few times with shows in Charlotte, Portland, Indianapolis, Richmond, Sacramento and Louisville.  Read more…


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