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Business hours

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All times are (GMT+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

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Company bio

Alex Clauss began building bicycles as a child, creating these from scrap parts to raise funds for a local charity drive run by his local fire department. Several years later, Portus Cycles grew out seeds sown when Clauss worked for German bike parts company Tune - where he was encouraged to be creative and develop his engineering ideas. A few months later, with NAHBS on his mind he consulted with his wife, Maria, and in 2013 Clauss took a frame building course at The Bicycle Academy in the UK. He reckons his first frame came out very well, backing up the claims of TBA founder Andrew Denham, who says this is normal in his course. He began his own business after purchasing Campagnolo dust caps from a liquidated catalog company and with the profits gained set up Portus. In 2015 Portus teamed up with Mountain Bike News magazine in Germany and its Internet Community Bike project. He brought customized steel frames to the table, set up an agreement and took orders. As for the company name, Portus, it is derived from the ancient Latin name for Pforzheim, the meanings of which include port and refuge. The applications of this name to the company include: A place where people can go and feel good, where different streams and ideas and notions converge, and a real alternative to the unified cycle of the bicycle industry

Owner's bio:

Alex Clauss is a spiritual frame builder. Having been helped into a more positive outlook on life by religious studies during his teenage years, Clauss has stuck with the Biblical teachings, and dedicated the first Portus bike to this theme, naming it Armor of God. Sincerity and passion are two traits commonly found in the bicycle frame building industry: Clauss is overflowing with both, and in a very positive way. His enthusiasm for life and his work is infectious, and he helps spread his positive cycling energy through a volunteer multi-cultural youth program where he teaches children the skills of bicycle mechanics.