Archive for January, 2010

  • colt fake kills.


  • This
    movie looks like its going to be awesome.

  • My friend Dave, or Double D as we used to call him at High Gear started a blog about cycling and his life at school. He recently posted a few questions he had for David at Thomson and I’m glad he did because I had a bunch of the same questions…

    Check out Double D’s blog here

    How many people are you employing on the bicycle side of your business?

    About 20 of our 65 people are involved in the bike side of the business.

    Where are the materials sourced for seatposts and stems etc? Are these
    products of domestic origin as well?

    The aluminum ore is from Quebec and it is extruded for us in Minnesota. Bolts are from Chicago, washers and barrel nuts are from Cleveland.

    Approximately how much volume does Thomson create, number of seatposts each
    year?

    We don’t release sales numbers, but bikes is about 5 million a year for us.
    We are about a 20 million dollar company overall.

    What percentage of these posts are exported to distributors overseas?

    About 60% of our sales are overseas.

    Are their future plans to source some products overseas? Or does the
    strength of the aerospace/engineering side of the business ensure that all
    Thomson posts will be a product of the USA?

    We have no plans to source anything overseas, no reason really. If you have
    the capital, manufacturing can be done here. People off-shore to avoid
    capital formation/expenditure.

  • Saw this at ZibaSpace and think it’s awesome. Make sure to check it out in full resolution here.

  • Some great content over at LOVEFIXE, definitely go check out her blog and all the videos. Thanks for the link Xinyi!

  • save the banks jam spotted @Create2Destroy

  • Brian’s BMC sitting pretty at the wetlands in Colchester.

    frimp it.
    BMC Team Elite 01
    Fox Float RLC 100mm
    DT Swiss XR1540 Rims to DT 240s hubs
    Bladed DT spokes
    Full XT, rapid-rise in rear
    XTR 170 crankset
    Hayes Mag-Plus Carbon/Ti hydros
    Thompson stem/post
    Easton EC90 carbon flat bars.
  • Tour De Burlington 2009
    Summer Highlights
    p: DeLitto