I was traveling without internet access for a few days, so I am a bit late to pass this along. Those of you who are in or near the New York City area though, might be very interested in an event coming up this weekend. Bikes and Books: A Celebration of Bicycle Design will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 3:30 to 5pm in the Haft Auditorium at FIT in NYC. The panel discussion on bike design is part of the Designers & Books Fair 2012, which will be taking place throughout the weekend (you can download a full schedule of events here).
Cinelli president Antonio Colombo is coming all the way from Italy to take part in the discussion. Also serving on the panel will be renowned framebuilder Richard Sachs, Gage+DeSoto owner Mike Spriggs, Bicycle Habitat owner Charlie McCorkell, and Lodovico Pignatti Morano, writer of the recently released book about design at Cinelli. Dan Rubinstein, editor in chief of Surface magazine, will be the moderator for what I am sure will be a very interesting discussion.
I wish I could be there in person, but a trip to NYC is not in the cards for me this weekend. If any of you make it to the event on Saturday evening though, I would love to hear about it in the comments.
Update: If you plan to attend, visit the Friends Ticket Offer page for discounted admission to all events ($15 instead of the $25 regular price for Bikes and Books with the discount code BIKES2012).