Software developer Brightface had numerous cyclists on staff and as clients. The crew there began thinking about how they could develop an application that would help fine-tune a cyclist’s nutritional demands based on user profiles and recorded training sessions and that turned into a service that gathers information and delivers product to the door of its clients.
In 2000 Jon Hanson was interested in having a custom 29er MTB frame built. When he was unable to find what he had in mind he invested the money in a welder instead and began to modify frames to meet his requirements.
The best thing about my job is interacting with customers and figuring out what geometry/parts/setup is going to make them happiest.
You won’t find a $10,000 triathlon bike or a Pro Tour worthy speedster at Robert Hamlin Bicycles. But if you’re looking for a custom build that will have you cruising over gravel roads on bike expeditions, this might be your go-to bike shop.
Duane Schaffer isn’t your average bike nerd. He’s got no interest in carbon fiber, Di2 components or 120 mm travel shocks. Well, not a lot of interest, at least. Instead, Schaffer sees the bicycle as an answer to a solution – a way to carpool the kids to school, haul groceries to the house or a way to thin the gunk that is the air in the Salt Lake Valley.
There are many “American Dreams.” Achieving the dream usually involves hard work, some luck and a little bit of help from friends. Johnny-Mack Barlow is achieving his dream as owner of The Bike Guy in Salt Lake City.
The 2013 North American Handbuilt Bicycle show took place in Denver, Colorado February 22-24. Featuring the work of custom bicycle builders, the NAHBS showcases the skills of the individual. Collected under one roof are bikes built from any material imaginable. From hand carved ridable wooden art through to classic steel fabrications, the unique blends with the practical at NAHBS.