Well just finished Cascade’s Bike Expo located at Smith Cove terminal right under the Magnolia street bridge.This event is one of the largest cycling events in North America with and expected 15,ooo people attending the two day event.This two floor event had local makers Swift Industries with their popular panniers,Bombus bikes,Mike Mcguffin of Greenlite Heavy Industries with his cool cycling pants (i have a pair of red ones) and of course yours truly.It was another great turn out for me as well as the others.This year i brought out a product model to showcase my works customizing a 85/86 Bridgestone La Spica fully loaded with leather goods,top cover,lace grips with marine cord,buddy flaps,hub shiners with reflectors and custom wine boxes. Definitely glad i did this event definitely made new customers as well as friends!Stay tuned for pics!
This past weekend i was part of a very awesome event held by Rodriguez Cycles called Bike and Pike located at their shop.This event is their version of Bike expo featuring only local made products and of course their bikes.Glenn Erickson was there taking pics shakin hands and showing some of his unreal lug work on a couple bike they had on display.I had the opportunity to be there enjoying great company and making new friends.Events like these need to happen more often just because of the great local talent in biking industry we have here.I had a great time and everyone else did too!
Well as we know cycling season has begun with the first event of the year being the Seattle Bike Swap.Avenue consisting of local businesses and folk selling cycling goods from bikes,to frames,cycling wear etc.Last year was my first year participating slangin the leather letting folk know there’s a leather maker in town.I did pretty good but vowed to come bak in 2013 with a bang!All i had last year was just the mud flaps,this year i had hub shiners with reflectors,mud flaps of course,Tarboo Inc./T Leatherworks cycling caps (leather bills),top tube covers,custom wood boxes etc.The result: a great day!Got alot of positive response and a good day in sales.So everyone who came out i thank you for the support and stay tuned for upcoming events where i’ll be.Ciao for now!
Juliette owner of Hub n Bespoke just sent me pictures of her husband’s bike with the mudflaps.These came out really nice!Thanks alot you guys!
Well about a year ago i picked up this gold bridgestone “La Spica” frame for fifty bucks and decided to build it up.It came out pretty nice with a seattle/london/city/utility bike.I like to switch it up alot which makes it fun and depends on what kind of day im gonna have.Finally i decided to do a complete rebuild of the “La spica” and it’s comin out real nice!check the pics. Stay tuned for the final look in the next couple days.
Hey everyone!Just wanted to check in and let you all know that i’m collaborating with Seattle based company Tarboo Inc. (http://www.tarbooinc.com)Founders Maikoyo Alley Barnes and Matthew Noren create made to measure clothing for men and women.Their line has now expanded into bags;(totes,backpacks,rucksacks, etc.)So what are we coming out with?Sorry, it’s a surprise!Look out for it in the coming weeks!
Thanks alot guys for the support!