Here is a link to the NPR interview http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/08/18/commuter_bikes/
I am pretty happy with the story and it is nice to have some more national recognition. The Public radio website is very good and I was impressed the links to my photos, blog and a comments section; however they did show photos of my mountain bike rather than my commuting bike? All well another way for new people to find me:)
My friend/customer Bob L. up in Maine called me to ask my advice about Worksman Bicycles in NYC
http://worksmancycles.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/indbikes.html I think these bike are pretty cool, in a crappy kind of way. Very heavy duty bikes and not to bad a price for made in USA products. Don’t expect real handmade quality, but very useful bikes that will last a good while. I would just change a few things, like the saddle, handlebars and add some lights. Bob is going to order the Basket bike model. Base model at $519, plus shipping, then another $200/300 or so fixing it up. Bob was thinking about a long bike, but after riding my shop Basket bike decided that would be better suited for him.
Sometimes I wish I had a small or medium sized factory building inexpensive bikes similar to these, but of course better; however if I did that I would have to be a manager rather than a builder or a builder that is owned and managed!
We had a nice little trip down to Cape Cod. For the last few years Betsy’s mom would let us use her house for a week, but she just sold it, so no more of that for us. we biked to the beach all week, using the trailer and the kids had thier saddle bags too. I was trying to relax on the beach and do some reading, but I was itching to get back into the shop and get some work done. I have some bikes that have crept up into the red zone on delivery time and I really want to deliver them, as well as working daily until Open House on Oct 18th
Not much more time until summer is gone. This has been a rainy, stormy, cold summer here in New England and I hope that we ease into a very nice fall.
Here are a few more interesting bicycle links that you all may enjoy…not about bicycle commuting, but interesting.
http://www.klunkerz.com/ I have not seen this yet, but want to.
http://www.clunkers.net/ Awesome images of old klunkers
http://jacquiephelan.wordpress.com/ Just plain cool.
http://www.cunninghambikes.com/ Great inovator.
http://coconinocycles.blogspot.com/ Steve is a good guy and has fishing on his blog. I don’t like fishing, but he makes it look fun!