After years of contemplation + effort we unveiled the current line, including The Woodsman wooden bike frame, at last weekend's OBCA Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show here in PDX. And what fun that was meeting so many bike minded folks + hearing about your ideas + the excitement for what Ruphus has to offer.
Thanks to all of you we were voted second place in the People's Choice right behind the extremely deserving Ahearne Cycles + slightly ahead of the very cool Winter Bicycles. Wait until you see the trophy it's going to be sweet (we made the first place one...). If you missed the show you can see more online thanks to bikerumor, bikeportland + the Oregonian.
Thanks to everyone that stopped by our booth at the show, shared ideas + encouraged us on this trajectory. Special thanks to Julie for the smooth words + Dave Levy of Ti Cycles for the initial nudge to join the Oregon Handmade Bike Show (+ all the help along the way).