Coverage of the 2009 North American Hand Made Bicycle Show
is made possible by support from.....


Hufnagel Cycles - Jordan Hufnagel, Portland, OR/ 512-619-6632/ www.hufnaglecycles.com

As a small boy, Jordan Hufnagle constructed miniature bicycles out of twigs, cornhusks, and paraffin wax to traverse the Indiana maize labyrinths in which he was raised. When steel was invented, Jordan spent long nights in the township fraidy hole teaching himself to weld.

His family was unsupportive of his efforts, often force-feeding him lumpy and tepid gruel. When he was old enough, Jordan stuffed two pairs of jeans, a T-shirt, and a broken music box into a satchel and hid himself in the cargo bay of a mail plane bound for Portland, Oregon.

An emaciated Jordan wandered into the rain and through the city streets until he passed out under a picnic table. A group of schoolchildren woke him and fed him apples and blackberries from their sack lunches. To show his gratitude, Jordan built them bicycles. He has been in the business ever since.


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