Thursday, July 24, 2008

Needed a day like that...

I had a day recently when it seemed as if everyone through the door had money they wanted to spend in the shop. Made for a day that went by really fast. It also made me feel pretty darn good. Days like that are always short lived, however, as when you pay your quarterly sales tax the next day and pay the other bills that are due, it kinda wipes out part of that good feeling. One good thing that you learn from all that, as the amount of sales tax you pay increases, you know sales are up!

Also had an old familiar bike show up that needed brake work. Even though many thousands of these were made, they all look the same. I think this was the last year I did the development of all the bikes including BMX before passing off the BMX stuff. Looking at that bike, brings back a lot of memories of product design and development. In addition to specifying all the parts on the bike, I designed the tires, seat post, seat clamp, bars, stem, fork, pegs, and the frame was a collaborative effort. One thing this bike reminded me of - I still hate working on bikes with rotors.

What's in the cup: Trader Joe's Bay Blend)

3 comments:

Guitar Ted said...

This brings up a question we had at the shop the other day. What if BMX bikes had picked up on Toggle cams instead of U brakes.

Hmmm....

blackmountaincycles said...

Then we'd have a whole slew of bikes with poorly adjusted togglecams instead of u-brakes ;-)

Guitar Ted said...

Yeah......you are right. Just when I thought I had a great idea, I get shot down again. :-)