I'm trying to recall the name of a bike maker that I had found while researching steel bikes a few months ago. Their bike had a frame that hid cables. i.e., the frame had holes to run the cables inside. If my memory serves, they are based in Portland or somewhere else in Oregon and their bikes came only in red.

I had really liked this bike, but now I can't recall their name. Does this ring a bell to anybody?

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    Internal cable routing has been around for decades on road bikes. That doesn't really narrow anything down.
    – Batman
    Oct 22 '15 at 1:16
  • @Batman: Has internal routing been a thing for STEEL framed bikes? I feel like I haven't come across it in my (admittedly limited road bike frame) experience. I'd be interested to know too.
    – renesis
    Oct 22 '15 at 2:56
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    I have an Italian 'Chesini' steel frame that has the rear brake cable running through the top tube. The frame is from the late 1980s.
    – Carel
    Oct 22 '15 at 7:41
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    @renesis - Yes, I've seen steel frames with internal cable routing since at least the 80s (and own an old steel frame with internal cable routing).
    – Batman
    Oct 22 '15 at 12:55

I wonder if you were looking at the macho man disc, which has a steel frame and only comes in white/red:


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    Thank you so much! You won't believe how much relieved I am to learn that the company still exists and I found the name :)
    – akirekadu
    Oct 23 '15 at 5:38
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    Yes they're alive and well, and the bikes have been getting better and better too. Oct 23 '15 at 21:49

My google-fu suggests these as possibilities.

Do let us know when you find them.

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