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. You will also find occasional product reviews as well as my thoughts about cycling and bicycle advocacy related issues. 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 maybe just 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, or better yet, read this older interview with me from BikeBiz magazine and this profile on Bike Radar. You can also check out my guest post for Bicycling Magazine editor Bill Strickland’s ‘The Selection’ blog if you still want to read more.
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 even more of my race photos in my Flickr bicycle racing collection.
There are several ways to connect with Bicycle Design. You can subscribe to the RSS feed, become a fan on Facebook, add to your circles on Google+, or follow on Twitter. You can also 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.
Thanks for reading,