Having skills you can apply in different circumstances is always helpful: Drew Henson used his cannon arm to be both a quarterback and third baseman, and Dr. Ruth's Israeli armed forces training aided her in becoming an expert in ball-istics. For an auto mechanic now dropping knowledge on the sprocket and chain set: Portland Bike Refinishing.
Offering inexpensive pro-paint help to PDX cyclists otherwise damned to use rattle cans to rally their old Raleighs, PBR was born when a local gearhead (who built and pimped five cars last year) stopped driving, started pedaling, and began applying his auto-painting expertise to friends' bikes because "I wanted them to look as good as my cars, and I knew how", truly Xzibiting his resourcefulness. Pepping up your Peugeot takes about two to five days: just tear your two-wheeler down to the frame (or get a bike shop to handle it), and it'll get picked up, stripped, sandblasted, primed, and painted (they can match absolutely any color) with industrial strength sprays meant for equipment like bulldozers and backhoes, and with a fresh paint job like this, you'll soon have all your own hoes back, too. To bulldoze. Aside from basic monochromatic shine, PBR says "if you can do it to a hot rod we can do it to a bike", meaning they'll rock flashy finishes as diverse as metal flake, pearl, multi-color pinstripes, and even a clear-coat additive that'll make your ride glow in the dark, though you'll still need lights so the cops don't get Huffy.
PBR's currently setting up partnerships with area bike shops that'll be able to handle stripping down your ride, also what Dr. Ruth calls "the beginning of a completely natural and healthy human act you have absolutely no interest in hearing me talk about".