After more than 30 years in the business, it’s no wonder Chris King has a finger in a few pies. Located in Portland, Oregon – the epicenter of US cycling, Chris’s influence extends further than the name on the best hubs and headsets in the world. He began fabricating steel road racing and touring frames in 1978, and today he builds frames for Cycle Works Oregon and their brand Beloved Cycles.
‘There and Back‘ is the inspirational name of this frame, offered by Beloved Cycles and built by Chris King. It’s a robust randonneur, capable of fenders, light portage and wide tires. This regal version, resplendent in gold metal-flake paint was spotted around the Beloved area by Chris DiStefano, Marketing Director of Chris King Precision Components, who immediately had Dylan Van Weelden capture it for posterity’s sake. Dylan did a great job of capturing the details which make this such a competent machine, and the skill with which Chris wields a torch. The Beloved Cycles maxim, ‘Let Us Chase The Sun’, holds pride of place on the head badge, a positive reminder for all Portland residents.