Yo Steve! I've always admired that you have made your living in the mountain bike world. I view that niche to be pretty difficult for a number of reasons. I think it's testament to your mad skills and bikes that hard-core riders can identify with.
Speaking of your mad skills, I also admire that you now offer a "non-filed" fillet brazed frame. That was a long time coming. Do you ever get customers saying "surprise me" when it comes to showing the raw fabrication and fillets?
As others have mentioned you've been an inspiration both on and off the bike and I just want to state that I whole heartedly agree. I've been through some stuff, pain-wise, and while it was bad it's not nearly what you've been through. You took the time to talk to me on the phone and help me through it and I just wanted to say I really appreciated it.
Sometimes a little perspective is what's it's all about.
Regarding bikes, I remember a few years ago several of 'us' were telling you to raise your prices and ultimately you did. Have you found that pricing for what you do is more or less elastic than you may have originally thought? By that I mean is a more expensive frame harder to sell or since it's got you name on it (along with blood, sweat, and mojo) do they just sell regardless of price?
When you were racing did you like bikes that oversteer, understeer or were almost impossible to steer and why?
*I like off road bikes that oversteer some. Don't ask me why I just do.
Fak, my dog....arg omg oh @#$%@#$% what did he eat. Back in a few gotta open a window.
Maybe I'm the only one who doesn't know - but maybe not.
What does Coconino mean and why is it your company name? Inquiring minds need to know.
Kirk Frameworks Co.