A minor starring cameo role…
Just sorting a few things out in my office. Well, my dining room that’s a mess. Tripped over my reference from my first “industry” job at Two Wheels Good in Leeds, which I ended up with after my mum rang up John Stevenson to see if there were any Saturday jobs going. There were, he rang me back, and I didn’t find anything out about their conspiracy until last year.
Two Wheels Good was a great environment. A CoOperative, with a frame building workshop on the top floor of the building in Call Lane, Leeds. Andy Morris, one of the partners, patiently assisted my teenage enthusiasm for lathes and brazing, and let me loose on making stems and even frames. Malcolm assisted in teaching me about geometry. And Stevenson was Stevenson.
Reach is often claimed to be the be-all-end-all dimension to help sizing, but staring at it too hard can be the wrong thing to do:-
1) Adding 10mm to headtube length, with a typically slack head angled bike shortens reach by 4mm (for the same front centre).
2) A hardtail at ride height will have an effective reach that’s perhaps nearly 20mm longer than it is statically.
I still think that hardtails should have geometry shown clearly at ride height. It’s only saddos with iphones and no mates who care about static hardtail geometry.
And then there’s the issue of disparate-travel full suspension frames. But they’re daft, clearly.
Odd to appear nearly a week after I left, and on the day the Tour rolled through town, but hey…
Very proud of what we did there, bringing amazing value bikes to people.
“infectiously enthusiastic ” – that’s a good thing, right?
Just sparkled out at me from the Marc Riley show on 6Music. Just amazing to have been created nearly 40 years ago.
As part of my new “be nice to everyone” policy, I did some PR for Touchstones Rochdale for a film they’d commisioned.
Several zillion views in the first day or so, showed it to be a reasonable success, for a film of that type, and everyone seemed pretty chuffed.
It’s here - https://vimeo.com/99624071
Time to crack on.
After a dizzy, crazy, amazing three years at Planet X, I’ve left to do new things.
Here’s the official statement so we can get all that out of the way and move on…
After 3 years of working with Planet X and being part of its incredible growth, Brant Richards has decided to leave Planet X.
Brant has been part of the Planet X story since the very early days working with the founder, Dave Loughran, however he has decided that now is the right time to explore other opportunities.
Brant remains a friend of Planet X, and is looking forward to following its continued success. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Brant for his contribution to Planet X and we wish him success in his new ventures.
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