MAP Bicycles Disc-ville

MAP 650B Discville

5 YEARS AGO / 4 COMMENTS / COMMUTER BICYCLES

If you’ve been thinking of moving on the Bugatti Type 57 in the garage because you need more space, here’s an ideal replacement: Mitch Pryor, of MAP Bicycles, has just listed one of his gorgeous 650B porteurs for sale. This is one of his more elaborate builds, manifesting the essence of the French constructeur period,…

MAP Bicycles Discville

MAP Bicycles disc-Ville

6 YEARS AGO / 2 COMMENTS / COMMUTER BICYCLES

It’s usually around this time of the year that I quietly regret not being a resident of the United States, because it would make it that little easier to attend the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. This year it is being held at the Sacramento Convention Center from the 2nd to the 4th of March.…


MAP Bicycles Artisan Rando

One of the more quietly spoken builders from Portland, Oregon, is Mitch Pryor of MAP Bicycles. The subtlety of his frames belie their quality, and…

MAP 2011 Randonneur Project

It’s easy to tell when someone is passionate about what they do. Mitch Pryor exhibits that trait with each build he creates; it’s obvious he’s…

MAP Pass Hunter

The latest build by Mitch Pryor of Portland-based MAP Bicycles has been categorized on their website as ‘Special Purpose’. The Pass Hunter isn’t strictly a…

MAP Randonneur

Maybe it’s my encroaching years but I continue to look at randonneuse as the ultimate bicycle. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to ride long…