Oregon Manifest – Constructor’s Challenge Photo Gallery

2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Challenge utility commuter bike by Cielo Chris King

If you’re pressed for time or you’ve got a helicopter parent for a boss, here’s a collection of highlights from the 2011 Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Challenge. These are the bikes that were made and designed exclusively by the builders, unlike the design collaborations that paired a famous design house with a builder shown here.

When you get a little more tiempo, check out the official website for a full gallery from each builder. And Core77 is the official media partner for the contest, so they’ve got a bit more there.

The bike above is from Chris King’s Cielo brand. More after the break…

2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Challenge utility commuter bike by Art and Industry

Art & Industry

2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Challenge utility commuter bike by Boxer Cycles

Boxer Cycles

2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Challenge utility commuter bike by Donkelope

Donkelope

2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Challenge utility commuter bike by Folk Engineering and Discovery Charter School

Folk Engineering and Discovery Charter School

2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Challenge utility commuter bike by Geekhouse

Geekhouse

2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Challenge utility commuter bike by Inglis Retrotec

Inglis Retrotec

2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Challenge utility commuter bike by Pereira

Pereira

2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Challenge utility commuter bike by Quixote

Quixote

2011 Oregon Manifest Constructors Challenge utility commuter bike by Tsunehiro

Tsunehiro

Comments

ThinkBikeminded - 09/27/11 - 11:29am

You said in the other post that a lock and lights were a requirement. Were disc brakes a requirement too? It seems like every bike except the Art & Industry one had discs.

Tyler (Editor) - 09/27/11 - 2:33pm

They’re not a requirement, but if you’re trying to build the best bike possible, why wouldn’t you want disc brakes?

jonathan - 09/28/11 - 7:05pm

It’s hard to see but mine sports roller brakes (Shimano IM80). Low maintenance is a major tenet of the design rationale and I find disc brakes overly finicky. On the smaller 20inch wheels, they have excellent stopping power.
Jonathan Reed
Quixote Cycles

Adam - 10/02/11 - 9:27am

Roller brakes are sexy and low-maintenance. Go to a cycling country like Denmark and you won’t find disc brakes, you’ll find tons of rollers.

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