A new home!

After the past 9 years in Portland, Oregon and 5 years at the 108 N. Page St. shop, MAP Bicycles is starting a new chapter. I am very excited about my move to Chico, CA beginning in late September. A great cycling city in its own right, Chico is home to Paul Components Engineering , a lot of great food, some noteworthy beer, many many miles of great riding, not to mention a lot of my family and 300+ days of sunshine a year. Boy, it's going to be rough, but what can I say? It just feels right.

Oregon's list of builders is hard to match, but I'm looking forward to joining the ranks of other Northern California builders, many who are good friends, and many who I look up to and hope to get to know better. The new shop below has little character (yet), but a lot of potential and I have a good feeling a lot of great bikes are going to be rolling out of this shop very soon. Thanks to all of you who have helped me thus far. I feel like I'm just getting rolling. -Mitch


MAP 650B disc-ville FOR SALE: $6800 contact: info@mapbicycles.com

A truly unique build, this bicycle is a modern take on the classic French porteur. Many many details, including original porteur fenders, as seen on some of the best that were built in the 1950's and 60's.

The basic frame specs are:
56.5 ST 
57 TT
81.5 standover 
130 mm MAP stem
16"x12" MAP porteur rack
73 deg ST 
72 deg HT
65mm fork offset

The shortlist of components:

Grand Bois Hetre tires 650B x 42mm
Supernova Infinity S dynohub
Supernova E3 Pro headlight and fender-mount tail light
Ideal 90 saddle with "Dura-Aluminum" rails
Shimano XTR rear hub
Grand Bois rims
Avid BB7 road cailpers
XTR rotors
NOS CLB inverse brake levers
NOS unknown chainguard
Phillipe porteur handlebar
Cane Creek headset
TA Pro 5 crankset with 42T ring
MKS Touring Lite Compact pedals
Shimano 105 rear derailleur
Shimano 8 speed DT shifter
SRAM 11-30 cassette
Nitto touring bottle cage
Topeak Masterblaster framepump
brass Universal spring bell

More detailed photos can be seen at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mapcycles/

Contact me at 503-285-0446 or info@mapbicycles.com with any questions.