Inspired by John Livingston, these bikes are recycled steel bikes assembled at Bend Velo in Bend Oregon. These amazing commuter bikes started life as 70’s and 80’s mountain bikes and are rebuilt and reborn as practical town bikes. The new owner can totally customize their bike, choosing color, tire color, handlebars, grips, fenders, and many other options. The result is a personal commuter bike, built with a purpose. One-of-a-kind, unique like the owner.
Bend Velo is committed to local business. We currently use a local powdercoater, we now feature custom chain guards produced here in Bend, Oregon.
The old bike is inspected and then completely disassembled. All parts are removed and sorted by what can be reused, and what should be discarded (recycled). The stripped frame and fork are then sandblasted and locally powder coated. From there the bike is built complete from the ground up with new hand picked parts. The result is a “rock-solid” practical bike that will serve as the ultimate commuter bike.
Because these commuter bikes are built to be used everyday for many uses, they have many features not found on today’s “specialty bikes”. We are strong believers that town bikes should have the following items:
J. Livingston bikes are constantly evolving. They reflect the needs of the end user, and strive to make us as a community less dependent on cars. They can be built to order with special colors and designs that best suit the rider’s purpose.
If this sounds like a bike you’d like to own, please contact us or come in to our shop at 1212 NE 1st Street in Bend, Oregon. We are right off Greenwood near Miller Lumber. Thanks.
Eventually the cost of getting a J. Livingston Bicycle and being a bike commuter is negative! Eventually it saves you money. Consider this list of what you will be saving money on.