October 27th, 2011
from the department of great ideas that other people have already had!
Tyler Benedict from bike rumor was kind enough to feature a little piece on the nose bike yesterday. I made the mistake just now of reading a few of the comments (something I don’t normally do), and found out that Civia is making one too!!! It’s like I showed up late to a party wearing the same dress as 5 other guys who were already there! In this case a dress that Schwinn designed in the 40s, probably itself a ripoff of something that old Ignaz had seen as a kid back in Hardheim.
The whole thing is making me realize that it may serve me well to pay attention to what other builders are doing. I have always avoided it. I’m not entirely sure why. Foolish pride, I guess. It turns out that there are TONS of builders out there making really beautiful work. (duh).