Jordan Hufnagel made these bikes for Ace Hotel Portland with his own two hands as part of a project with Levi’s. They’re so beautiful, it brings a grease-tinged tear your eye. We rode them from Jordan’s SE Portland workshop to Ace at sundown, watching all the new shiny parts glisten like gold teeth in the waning afternoon rays, and ringing our sparkly bells annoyingly often at all whom we passed, including a troupe of mounted officers watering their fawns under the iconic Thompson Elk.
These are the last four bicycles Jordan, who’s been making bikes for half a decade, might ever build; he’s selling everything he owns except a motorcycle and some basic necessities and riding off into the West American sunset in a couple months with no plan, no route and one really good friend. He’s giving us very, very tempting ideas. The operation of this very blog may be in danger! But for now, a swing around the Park Blocks on these hot rods will thoroughly suffice. Try them out when you’re staying in town with us.