Weird Bikes R Us
Clever. Do we really need this quality in a bicycle? I mean, two wheels, a chain, some pedals, a seat and some bars, done. Not clever enough. Whether you're a serious shopper looking for a new set of wheels or just curious about how bizarre bike design is becoming, a stop by Clever is sure to satisfy your curiosity. This is a beautiful bike shop in the Hawthorne neighborhood catering to the conventional and the not-so-standard two wheel transport. I went into Clever with a friend who was in the market for a high-end folding bike, specifically, the Brompton. Made in the UK, this handful of masterfully designed traveling machines can easily set you back over a grand. Clever has some in stock and handles special orders drop shipped to anywhere.
I was astounded at some of the new "looks" in cycling. It's eye candy even to the most disinterested shopper. The folks at Clever are knowledgable in a PDX kind of way. No hard sell. Plenty of anecdote. With no shortage of "I happen to commute on this..." sort of talk to keep things real.
My friend did by a Brompton, special order because they didn't have his color. Critical component. More important than brakes. I think I saw some fixies in the back... Stop in, pedal out. Clever.