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James Thomas of and Gary Fisher

At Interbike 2009- photo: @carltonreid

Welcome to Bicycle Design! Since 2005, this blog has been the place for discussion of design in the bicycle industry. All types of bicycles (and other human powered machines) are covered here, from the latest high-end road and mountain bikes to transportation oriented bikes and unique utilitarian designs.  Hopefully, those of you who love bicycles as much as I do can find something of interest in these posts. Keep in mind that my posts are only the beginning though. I encourage you to leave a comment if you have anything to add. Discussion is what makes the blog interesting.

But enough about the blog… you may be wondering who writes this stuff? That is me pictured on the right, next to some other guy who also likes bicycles a bit. My name is James Thomas, and I am an industrial designer who is perhaps a slight bit obsessed with bikes and cycling. I design other types of consumer products by day, but bicycles are my passion and I like to share my thoughts about them through this blog when I can find some free time (though free time is pretty limited for me with a family, a full time job, and a house full of bikes). For a little more background on me, you can check out my very first post, read an older interview with me from BikeBiz magazine, or see a profile of Bicycle Design on Bike Radar.

In addition to design and cycling, I also have an interest in photography. You can see a slideshow of some of my best bicycle racing shots here. My photos have been featured in Pez Cycling News and Road Bike Action magazine. If you are interested, you can see  more of my race shots in my Flickr bicycle racing collection or check out my camera phone shots on Instagram.

There are several ways that you can connect with Bicycle Design. You can subscribe to the RSS feed, follow on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, add to your circles on Google+, or use Google Currents to get updates on your mobile device.

You can reach me directly through the contact form on this site if you have a tip to share or a design to submit. Due to the volume of email, I can’t always respond (see that free time issue that I mentioned earlier), but I do read and appreciate each message that I receive. If you have questions about advertising on Bicycle Design, I encourage you to visit the advertising page first, but feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks for reading,