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Welcome back James, good to hear you’re back in the saddle if you excuse the pun 🙂
Can I give a mention to 2 brothers making really tasty bike frames from ash wood. They’re also helping a group of cycling advocacy organisations (who I’m involved with) at an eco-village in a music festival next weekend!
Welcome back James . Luckily you never left my feedly feed.
Welcome Back! Glad I never took you out of my feed reader.
I totally know what you mean about bike design being featured everywhere these days. The truth though is that most of those outlets aren’t really equipped to critique a bikes functional design. Also there isn’t really much of an outlet for discussing the things that end up driving bicycle design: components, materials and processes. I think if you focus on all of the above it won’t matter that other people are blogging some of the same things.
As an example I read the core77 coverage of the Oregon Manifest and while it was OK, the interview was very touchy feely and didn’t really get into asking them about specific decisions and why they made them. I think you could interview them and get some real bike nerd info out of them and lots of us would eat that up.
Welcome back! I’m not sure if I was just too lazy to remove the feed from Pulse or that I just left it knowing you’d return. I’ve enjoyed your blog greatly, and I’m super happy you’re back.
Glad you’re back as I have always found this blog particularly interesting
It is just fantastic that you are back James, I really missed Bicycle Design all this time; it really left an empty space…