I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by the wife of an admirer of the first DMO Element frame, this was followed up with the picture below - a mock-up frame she gave to her husband for his 40th - how cool is that!!!
|Frame builder in the making???|
Following on from this email I met up with Andy and conducted my first demo ride yesterday.
This really is the way I like to sort a frame out for someone, you can't beat going on a ride with them, seeing how they ride the bike and how they interact with it - plus it's a great excuse to get out and go riding!
So Andy and I set off and did quite a varied loop of the Ashton Court and Leigh Woods trails in brizzle - I spent most of the time trying to keep up with Andy (probably because he was on the Element and I was on my Zesty ;) ).
All in all the ride went well and it has resulted in Andy putting in an order for a frame - happy days!
Now I really need to start to focus on the Bespoked show next year (where I will be sharing a stand with Beth and Ian from Wildcat Gear) - I'm hoping to have Andy's Element, my rather battered Element prototype and something a bit different on the stand for people to see - watch this space for developments over the coming weeks and months.