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GREIGE SPORTIF Custom, size 52 at Norther cycles

Description:

How many bikes do you have? This is designed from my experience of joy of ride & owning bikes in limited space - Here is a solution, multipurpose model. Commute, Road or Gravel and Tour from your everyday to weekend. Also this bike is customised into elegant Sportif-a Sportive in Japanese bicycle category. It has basic geometry of all Helavna models, made to fit 700x28c with fender, up to 700x33c without fender. 

Features:

Vintage Columbus SL around 80's racing steel tubing from Italia, old but new material in gold quality "QUALITA ORO" has a great riding feel. Eyelets for mudguards and bike rack; Helavna handmade rear rack and center kickstand baseplate are option. Hand built wheels with Michelin wide tire 28c and latex tube for comfort riding. Base components are latest Shimano 105 (5800) with 2 x 11 speeds, in wide gear ratio. Brakes are Paul components-touring canti, tuned with Shimano brake pads gives you easy maintain and sold at most pro local bike shop. 

What is GREIGE? It is one of five Helavna's basic color named from Grey x Beige. I got this color inspiration at Portland NE area cafe when looking outside of window and saw a brick building with this color on its roof and edges. You can also say Cappuccino, Latte color. It was just after ChrisKing factory tour. Also using ChirisKing headset and bottom bracket (pink) , reminds me Sakura cherry blossom in Spring - East meets West. Good enough to sport with comfort, and elegant will promise to spice up your life. If your interesting, just give it a try and let me know what did you feel on riding. Nothing is what it seems like! More pictures on Flickr

Specs. & details:

  • Name: GREIGE // Size: 52 (suggest fit from height 170cm / around 5'6)
  • Frame, fork: Columbus SL // Saddle: San Marco Rolls perforated (white) // Seat post: Kalloy 27.2mm
  • Head set: ChrisKing 1" 2nuts with aluminium handmade spacer
  • Stem: Nitto Technomic 80mm with direct mount brass bell // Handle bar: Nitto B105 width 420mm // Bartape: Fizik classic perforated (brown)
  • Brake & shift levers: Shimano 105 (5800) // Brakes: Paul components Touring Canti //  Brake shoe pads: Shimano R55C3
  • FD & RD: Shimano 105 (5800) 
  • Crankset: Shimano 105 (5800) 170mm, 50-34t // Cassettes: Shimano 105 (5800) 11-28t, 11speeds
  • Chain: Shimano 11speeds
  • Hubs: Shimano 105 (5800) 32H // Rims: Mavic Open Sports // Spokes: DT swiss competition 2.0/1.8
  • Tires: Michelin PRO4 endurance, 700x28c
  • Mudguards and Reflector: SKS customised with PDW fenderbot tail light / reflector and handmade aluminium polished spacers
  • Built year: 2016 // Price: $3200>>$2560

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Ordering Directly Week at PDX

Thank you so much visiting Handmade Bike and Beer Festival 2016. Glad to see you guys again and some people we finally met since Instagram, FB, etc. Also it was pleasure to meet you first time.

I'm in town till 18th and return flight on 19th so it's about a while. If you have any question about bikes or hanging out  (ride, coffee, waffle, beer) recommend spot whatever feel free to email me or text to

helavna.cycles(at mark)gmail.com

Best,

Koushou

 

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BUNACO PDX FOR SALE AT NORTHER CYCLES

Description:

As I visit and stay in Portland recently every year,

I also go out for ride and see whats going on every scenes as possible.

Then this is what I poped out. I guess choice of smaller frame sizes are less numbers than over 54.

Geometry is customised from my basic model but not a scale down. (Hmm...that sounds like iPad mini)

This frame is designed from function and made to fit with selected components; crank arms length, wheel size, brake types and gear ratio.

Hope you'll love to ride everyday.

Features:

This bike is available with complete.

Blending Columbus SL and SLX (these both were the high-end racing steel tubes from 20th century) has great vibes.

My trend is using high specs into daily, like a sports car but has utilities.

Hand shaped BBshell in old Italian style, eyelets for mudguards and fenders including Helavna handmade front & rear racks, made to fit with Ortlieb pannier bags.

Rack-brakes mount bolts adapters are also made in house, and hand built wheels.

Little more about Helavna:

Building fully-custom as standard in central Tokyo, JAPAN. Also production model made in high quality are also available. Likes riding, travel (especially to Portland), coffee, beer and Good foods.

Specs. & details:

  • Name(color): Omelette Yellow // Size: 47 (suggest fit height around from 150cm /  4'9")
  • Frame, fork: Columbus SL x SLX // Saddle: Brooks Cambium
  • Head set: Chrisking 1" 2nuts with handmade spacer
  • Stem: Nitto Technomic// Handle bar: Nitto Chromoly
  • Brake & levers : PAUL COMPONENTS // Brakes: Touring-Canti // Short pull brake levers
  • FD & RD: Shimano Tiagra (2 x 10 speeds)
  • Crankset: SUN XCD 165mm, with VELO ORANGE 46-36t // Cassettes: Shimano Tiagra 12-30t, 10speeds
  • Chain: Shimano 10speeds
  • Hubs: ELECTRA 32H // Rims: ALEX RIMS // Spokes: DT swiss competition 2.0/1.8
  • Mudguard: Honjo
  • Front & Rear racks: Helavna
  • Tires: PARI-MOTO by PERCENTI, 650Bx38c
  • Built year: 2016 // Complete Bike Price: $3500>>$ask (at Norther cycles)

 

process of front mudguard hanger  

process of front mudguard hanger

 

Machining with lathe ;a part of front mudguard hanger

Machining with lathe ;a part of front mudguard hanger

Rack mount adaptor bolts on Paul canti brakes are made in house with stainless and polished.

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Project Bicycle: Autumn Orange on SALE at Norther cycles, Portland(sold)

About Helavna Project model: There are many ways to ride and various styles. I hope most people will imagine Road Bike-fast and light though, there's also other kind and able to Commute, Tour, Gravel etc.After lost of my leg function to walk well, run and jump, Bicycle is a big deal for me. It helped me out to communicate and meeting a lot of people outside of my door, friends and wife so I could say it's part of my life.

How was it named:The bike was completed in autumn. I decide colors from inspirations; season, views where I went-city, park, nature and dreams when sleeping or just popped out. The project started from saddle bag, it was purchased for personal use for my road bike but I noticed hitting my hip when pedaling but I found out how to solve. It needs a different frame geometry and the answer was already existed on old English bicycle, I noticed later the saddlebag was made in England and frame design around 1920s were made to fit. I knew following the traditional frame design goes well, just wanted to add some specials from my skill, and update becoming a little bit modern through building process. 

Stem:Usually flat bar comes closer than drop bar, I felt too close, lower position and decreasing front load on wheel. So designed in extra long top tube with handmade stem of 130mm length and rise 18d. 

Pillar:Machined from solid aluminum for heavy load having thicker wall than market products and top of shape is made to fit with Brooks original clamp. 

So far away from the Golden age but has potential, wolf under sheep. Main materials are Columbus SLX (was best tube set on Road at steel era) with oversize, adding extra SLX down tube on top, 16mm Kaisei seat stays and Cinelli SC: strongest bb shell.Once you ride I guess you will feel the vibe from road as steel, and bit of carbon, because SLX was between those time- that's what I felt. 

The bike was showing off as demo for a while, I guess it's time to go. Rode in very short distance (room to venue) though still in mint condition.  As update I build another front fork from Columbus SL (Cyclex) with plated, and has lower off-set 45mm, gaining more front loads and steady and quick handling. It will make me so proud if this Orange be rode in Portland, so installed components around frame are CHRISKING. Well, headset is Shimano, by the way.

For more information feel free to ask Norther cycles

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Icy blue For sale at Veloce Bicycles in Portland(sold)

Description:

Basic geometry of all Helavna models. Wheel clearance fits for 700x28c with fender, up to 700x33c without fender. Designed from experience of pleasure riding & owning a lot of bikes at same time in limited space, I figured out was multipurpose model. Commute, Road, Gravel and Tour - Riding for everyday.

Features:

Columbus SL (high performance racing steel tubing from Italia) has great character of riding feel-rhythm. Eyelets for mudguards and fenders; Helavna handmade rear rack is exclude though, they are basically made to fit with Ortlieb pannier bags. Center kickstand-having same color with the frame, very useful and hand built wheels for comfort riding. 

Little more about Helavna:

Building fully-custom as standard in central Tokyo, JAPAN. High quality production models are also available. Likes riding, travel (especially to Portland), coffee, beer and Good foods.

Specs. & details:

  • Name: Icy blue // Size: 52 (suggest fit from height 170cm / around 5'6)
  • Frame, fork: Columbus SL // Saddle: Brooks Cambium
  • Head set: Shimano DURA-ACE 1" ISO with handmade spacer & front brake wire adjuster
  • Stem: Nitto Technomic 100mm // Handle bar: Nitto B105 width 420mm
  • Brake & shift levers : SRAM Apex // Brakes: Shimano CX-70
  • FD: Shimano CX-70 // RD: SRAM Apex
  • Crankset: Shimano CX-70 170mm, 46-36t // Cassettes: Shimano Tiagra 12-30t, 10speeds
  • Chain: Shimano 10speeds 
  • Hubs: Shimano Tiagra 32H // Rims: Mavic Open Sports // Spokes: DT swiss competition 2.0/1.8
  • Tires: Challenge tires Chicane, 700x33c
  • Built year: 2014 // Price: $2500