A reader, Jim, sent me a couple of interesting links that I want to pass along to all of you. The first is an article in Design Engineering magazine about the development and engineering of a Devinci downhill bike. The amount of data they collected to measure forces at various points on the bike is quite impressive. The other article is a good business story about Cervelo. Both articles are worth checking out; thanks Jim.
If you are an industrial designer who wants a job in the bike industry, I want to point out an opportunity to you. Cannondale is looking to add another designer to their team in Bethel, Connecticut. You can read more about the position on Coroflot or on the Cannondale jobs webpage.
Finally, I want to mention a little troubleshooting that I was doing on the blog over the weekend. You may have noticed that I removed a few page elements. I also decreased the number of posts that appear on the main page when the blog loads. I heard from a reader late Friday that Bicycle Design was crashing his browser on the Mac with Safari and on a PC with Explorer. I use Firefox almost exclusively, so I was not aware of a problem with Explorer until I tried it myself and experienced the same problem. Anyway, I tried a few things and though I am definitely no expert on HTML, I believe that the site is now functioning properly. I tested it this morning with Firefox, Explorer, and Opera on the PC and with Safari on a Mac. In all cases, the site seemed to load with no problems. If any of you are still experience problems with Explorer, Safari or any other browser, please do let me know. I want to make sure that Bicycle Design is working for everyone.