Well sorry in advance for not updating the blog during the weeks approaching NAHBS. It was a hectic month and everything barely got done in time. It all did and I was rather proud of all the work that was there. Not much in the bells and whistles department but all good clean fabricating with a lot of hidden little touches. It was nice to get the titanium bikes in the media and get the word out.
Speaking of titanium I was hesitant to publish a price and answer the question of how much because so much was not figured out leading up to the show. I have since sat down and figured everything out and will be introducing the bikes at $3250.00 This includes the standard satin finish that is lightly brushed and etched logos. In time it will either move towards a transfer decal or anodizing to add an option of a splash of color. This price will be a one price all options included deal. All disc brake bikes will get either the new drop out or the Paragon Rocker if it is wanted/needed. All the standard brake, centerpull or cantilever bikes will get the Firefly drop out. In the weeks to come we will update the galleries and have some better detail shots of the things I am talking about.
Next exciting news is the lead times. One of the big advantages of titanium is how the bikes are finished quicker without the time added for paint. This has allowed me to lower the time to 9 months with the hope of mid summer changing it to 6 months. The 6 month turn around might not stand for painted bikes but it should be available for the titanium bikes. This is very exciting for me since I know it is hard to wait a year + for anything.
Keep watching the Facebook page as I have been posting all the press that the bikes are getting with a link.
Lastly I want to Thank Ed and Dan for all their hard work before, during and after the show. None of it would have been possible without their hard work. Thanks for that!