July 31, 2009

Hufnagel Cycles

I'm in the market for a new bike. Well, truth be told, I'm kinda always in the market for new bikes. Speaking with my friend about road and single speeds, he tells me I have to check some guy out. That some guy, is Jordan Hufnagel. Jordan builds custom bikes out of Portland, OR, and he does it damn well. People doing what they want because the love what they do. Bottom line. Jordan sets an example we should all take serious note of.

Whether it's metal, papers and pens, a computer or vocabulary, go get your hands dirty and build something you're proud of.

From his bio:
"When he was old enough, Jordan stuffed two pair of jeans, a t-shirt and a broken music box into a satchel and hid himself in the cargo bay of a mail plane... A group of school children woke him and fed him apples and blackberries from their sack lunches. To show his gratitude, Jordan built them all bicycles. He has been in business ever since."

Above photos by HUFNAGEL and Jarod Souney for Level.