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916 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

503-222-2851

21st Avenue Bicycles specializes in road bike sales, service and repairs. Located in NW Portland, Oregon, the shop can help you find the perfect bike for your ride. Bike commuting, road biking, racing or the casual cruise. 

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Meet Us

All about who works at 21st Avenue Bicycles. 

Nick

jessica talisman

What is the first thing you think about when you wake up? 

What kind weather am I going to have on my ride in? 

What is the last thing you think about before going to sleep?

How much I like my pillow

What bike do you ride most often?

My All City Mr. Pink

What was your first bike as a kid? 

A red 16" BMX with spokey dokes

What do you consider your greatest cycling achievement? 

Spending the summer of 2002 touring around the Northwest- 5 years before I moved to Portland.

What do you do to unwind - besides riding? 

Play with my kids

Memorable cycling moment in a movie? 

Pee Wee Herman attempting to wheelie to impress the BMX team.

What is your greatest fear while riding?

Getting hit by a car

Best line you've ever shouted to an non bike-friendly driver? 

I was right there and had the right of way!! Why did you hit me?"

Name your dream bike.

A custom all-road light touring bike

What is your favorite smell?

I love the smell of a ponderosa pine forest on a warm day.

Favorite snack on a long ride?

Pastry

Coffee or energy drink?

Coffee!

Gatorade or Water? 

Water!

One food you could not do without, riding or otherwise?

Tortillas

Describe your biggest wipeout ever.

The worst crash I've ever had was while racing to class in college- I mistimed hopping a curb, ended up wiping out and getting road rash up my entire left side.

 When and where were you happiest?

My best days have all been outside.

What website do you visit daily? 

I check BikePortland every day to keep abreast of what's happening in town.

 What is the next piece of bike technology that should be improved? 

It would be nice if road bikes had taller head tubes. Most non-professional riders could use a bit less agressive position.

What is the best thing you've found on the ground while riding?

$5

The most repulsive or unsavory thing you've ever ridden through? 

Fresh Horse Crap on the trail is the worst.

What is always in your pocket? 

My phone, and my 3-way allen key if I'm at work.

What would be your theme song when entering a crowded room?

"I Zimbra" by the Talking Heads

What is your most deplorable trait?

Lack of punctuality

Your most awesome trait?

Memory recall

Right or left foot forward?

Left 

What motto would you paint on your down tube?

Get Rad and Ride Everything