Okay, since this is my first post, I probably should start with some sort of an introduction. I am a product designer, but I do not work in the bicycle industry. I design home decor products, which is generally a fun job. That said, you might be wondering, why am I starting a blog about bike design? The simple answer is because I like bikes. I like to ride them, work on them, look at them, think about them, and occasionally sketch them when I need a mental design break. This is a place to share some of my ideas with others who love bicycles and to talk about current trends in the field of bicycle design.
This first post is a really old marker rendering of a pursuit bike for track racing. I did this one around the time of my first year of college. The toe clips date the sketch to the late 80’s (and I guess they also date me). There were not too many molded carbon frames back then, so this bike was “out there” at the time. In retrospect, I am not sure if the front wheel fairing really has a purpose, but it is kind of fun to look at. I must have been considerably more flexible when I first drew this bike; today my back hurts just looking at it.