In this age of social media, over exposure is the norm. For some reason I've lost the drive to keep pushing things out there for every social media outlet. Sorry, but it's true. What is making more sense to me is to treat the interweb world more like we treat Signal, to do higher quality work and to not try to flood the market with more, more, more. With that in mind, I turn to our blog and see that we have been bad parents. Nothing makes a website feel more stale than a 3 month old blog post. I'm guilty. So just to get you up to date with the goings on at the shop:
Nate is settling into his new job as world's greatest dad. The pay is lousy and the hours are pretty demanding, but he doesn't seem to mind. We purposely added some padding to our delivery dates for customer bikes this summer and it's working out pretty well. We are on track for on time, or early delivery for all the bikes in the que. Nate has ben focusing on taking care of the custom bikes while I focus on the production bikes.
I'm happy to say that we finally have all sizes in stock of the Saltzman at the Signal shop. We have been sending a lot of them to our Japanese connection Kentaro Yagi at his shop Hutte 8to8. But it looks like we should have bikes available for a pretty quick delivery (4-6 weeks) for the foreseeable future.
And I'm also working on a new project bike that will be available this winter. It's still in development, but will be a city bike with some cool features, it will be made in N Portland and available with a quick delivery and lower price than our custom bikes. The first batch of these will be sold through a major retailer that we are really excited to work with. That's about all I want to say about that.
I made myself a mountain bike a few months back and set it up with Shimano's excellent XT 2x10 group. The components are working fabulously well. After riding singlespeed for so many years, it's hard to see a need for any more gears than this. And the best part is the double chainring up front, it makes for front shifting that is actually precise and efficient. I've got nothing but good to say about the group. I'll be highly recommending this set up to any customers of geared mountain bikes. Ditch the triple!
Hey, thanks for reading.