Nice little video showcasing some of the builders from this year’s Oregon Manifest.
Our friend Hubert has been building frames for six years now and his porteur bike for the 2011 Oregon Manifest is one of my favorites to date! I found some photos of it on Bike Portland’s Flickr – see those out below. I had a chance to check out that custom porteur bag too and it’s stunning (and waxed). I can’t wait to see some more of his bags he’s been talking about developing- they’re just as impressive as his bikes.
Hubert d’Autremont has lived in many parts of the United States, including Montana, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona and now Vermont – and he has learned how much a landscape can shape an outlook on life.
Hubert built his first bike at 20; now at 26 he is just starting to build full-time. He strives to build for the Vermont rider and express in his work the needs of that climate.
His background is in architecture, although design of all kinds has been in his blood since he could hold a hammer. To Hubert, the beauty of design is that it isn’t art; it is both function and beauty in one. – Oregon Manifest