July 9, 2012

You lose some, you win some.

Here’s what remains of a frame after I forgot to tighten the head tube portion of the frame fixture. Super sweet 3+ degree difference between the head tube and the seat tube – perfect for riding in left-handed circles! Yes, I salvaged the BB shell for my upcoming Bakfiets project.

Doh. I was in a black mood for hours. I haven’t done that in YEARS, but the impending move is apparently making me act like (more of) an idiot.

But then I got this email from a customer (who can remain anonymous unless he wants to chime in):

Walt,

I took the bike out yesterday and went twice as long as originally planned because I couldn’t stop grinning!! I love my bike! I have never felt like a bike was just an extension of my body until now. Even though you probably don’t need any, feel free to put me down as a satisfied customer reference.

Take care and thanks for choosing to build bikes for a living!