Joe Lintl, is a Trek designer based in Holland. One of the other designers at Trek forwarded me a pdf file of images of Joe’s personal bike. He custom painted his Madone on his balcony after cutting all the masks out by hand. Pretty impressive, especially for those of us who went though the I.D. curriculum and know how much work goes into a job like this. Anyway, I want to reiterate that this is not a production bike, just a custom paint job on a designer’s bike. I was impressed with the craftsmanship though, so I wanted to pass along a few images of the bike.
On the subject of Trek, take a look at the company’s recent profile on Apple’s website. It is not directly design related, but there are some cool shots of the designers and the factory.
While I am posting, I want to point out the latest Core 77 one-hour design challenge: cycling shoe design. You have until Sunday, August 3rd at 6 pm PST to submit your entry. Read more about it here.
Finally, I will mention that the sale of my track bike last week didn’t go through. The high bidder was in Japan and said he tried to cancel his bid but was not able to. Kind of a bummer, but I guess it means the bike is still for sale. I might have to re-list it, but in the mean time, any of you who are interested should contact me with an offer.