Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Better late than never again. (Or SRAM, please call me!)

Busy. That's my answer- I've been busy. That's why I haven't posted in 5 days or so. I spent part of the day building demo bikes to be ridden in Las Vegas. I spent much of the rest of the day answering emails since we were closed on Monday for the holiday and then I had to leave the office early yesterday, so I had quite a lot of email to handle. It left me with hardly any time to drool over photos from Eurobike...

Speaking of Eurobike... Mike, our Senior Product Manager, is trying to give me an aneurysm. He saw the SRAM product in Germany and won't tell me anything about it... just to watch my geek brain explode! SRAM folks- since I know you've been reading this blog- I am here to talk to you any time! Call me. Send me an email. Fax me something. Send smoke signals... anything. I'm dying to see the stuff and the pictures from Germany look awfully enticing. Ok, I'm hitting geek overload now and need to break for a minute to catch my breath...

Ok, I've recovered from that. For a little possibly interesting reading, check out things at Just Riding Along again. Some interesting dialogs going on again... and yes, I have an editorial contribution there. Shameless self promotion- it's my specialty.

My empty booth crates were finally picked up and taken away for repair so we can repackage them and head off to Vegas for the dog and pony show. I can't tell you how happy I was to hear they were gone. If you've had to have crates made or repaired and have had to deal with craters (not that I want to offend any of my legions of crate specialist fans), then you know what I mean.

I'm looking forward to Vegas and Montreal- if for no other reason than once they are done... they are done! Then I get to start stripping bikes to send to international distributors who need frames or packing up bikes for magazine reviews. Busy begat busy, who begat more busy, who begat...

Tim

4 comments:

Donna Tocci said...

Pssst....check out Chipps' entries on Eurobike, complete with pictures at www.singletrackworld.com
I believe I saw some SRAM concepts there.....

Mr. SRAM said...

Hi Tim. Mr. Sram here. Calling you like you requested. Well, I'm gonna spill the beans to you. You see we've decided to make our new shifting system compatible with any and all drivetrain components. You got a 5 speed Regina freewheel on your ancient Puch? Well, our new fancy carbon levers will be the ticket for you. You have an 8 speed tricked our Serotta Colorado - yep, you guessed it, we gotcha covered. You see the key is the Simplex retro-friction shift lever. By incorporating the smooth ratcheting mechanism into our levers, eschewing that silly indexing system, you can mount up our new levers and shift any 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 speed systems. The big ole lever inside the blade just see-saws back and forth into any gear you want. How cool is that. If you get bored figuring that one out, here's some mindless bubble popping you can do while the nice young men in their clean white coats come to take you away.

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Whoever you are, Mr. SRAM, I hope you are happy that I just blew a chunk of bagel on to my computer monitor and my sides hurt from laughing. My cycling career could be over, due to these injuries.

Mr. SRAM said...

Famous buddhist saying: For a career to be over, it must be started.