Since February alot has been happening with eZo Cycle.
I went on a Cytech technical 1 and 2 course to get certified that my cycle maintenance skills are up to date and of good British Standard quality. The courses were intense and the guys at PJCS provided us with great knowledge and even better anecdotes. Making learning fun and engaging, super impressed with the way these guys provide education. Next course is wheel building, which is a challenge for me, as I have never built a wheel, there will be lots of maths and technical know how to learn, but really looking forward to it.
Bespoked: The UK hand built bicycle show
In April, there was the brilliant as ever Bespoked show down in Bristol. I was terribly ill the weekend it was on, but I had to go and see what bike builders were doing this year. The show was brilliant and showed of what bike designers can really do when given the freedom, ssome of the paint work was hard to imagine how it was achieved. Check out my Instagram page for the show highlights.
The van is now ready and being used well and regularly, still haven’t fully decked out the interior, but it is evolving. I got a new workstand from Feedback Sport, a very good alternative to Parktools, however I see some limitations, so I plan to get a workshop stand from Parktools, so the Feedback Sport one will become my mobile stand instead. Going mobile is a nervous move as quite often you are in front of the customer and not in the comfort of our own workshop where tools and environment is very familiar. However it does mean making our customer’s life a bit easier by goign directly to them. The interaction is great fun on a personal note. Treated myself to a new toolkit, to reduce the need to select or pack up tools on a call out. There are more plans coming up for the use of the van, got to iron out a few threads first though.