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Dates and Deadlines, the This Week Edition

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First, today is the deadline for the March 5th wheel pre-order. So if you're looking to save a benjamin on a new set or Really Friggin Sweet hoops, today's the last day for a couple of months. We're expecting to deliver wheels from this pre-order in late Spring. Carbon tubulars start at $745 and carbon clinchers at $845. (If you don't know the story yet about how we can sell for these prices, here's part of our primer.) Secondly, Sunday March 11th is the last day you can order a Wheelhouse frameset or Max Perkins bike, and have your bike...

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Our Team

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First, thanks to James M and Coppi in general for another well run race. Photo by Jay Westcott, professional photographer, November customer.Next, we haven't really talked much about our team - The November Bicycles CX Experience.  We needed a quality resource in order to vet the frames we are planning to offer for 2012.  As you may have or will imminently see here, on the Facebooks, or otherwise, we've gotten said frames decaled and clear coated as of Friday (CRG Automotive, they don't suck - not at all!).  I spent much of the day on Saturday figuring out all of...

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The most popular blog-published drivel from Year 1

125214666 Behind the Curtain News & Narcissism

Today is the 1-year anniversary of the very first post we published here on the November blog. That marks it as the official public start of the company, though Dave and I had been working behind the scenes for about two months before then. Two months isn't a lot of time for planning and organization, to be sure, but we also launched early in order to show you all the planning, organization, decision-making and progress in real-time. Since that first post a year ago, we've spouted off over 100 more times here on the blog. It's all available over in...

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Time and Space

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Our significant others are remarkably accommodating women.  Mike’s main restraint is time, while mine is space.  Without support from our partners, we wouldn’t get around these restraints.  Mine has dealt with wheels (and bikes, and boxes, and various other stuff) crowding her out of our living room for so long she’s probably forgotten what it’s like not to have them there, while Mike’s family might be in danger of forgetting what he’s like (just kidding – it’s just a lot of work for him to cover all his bases).  We’ve often referred to the idea that space is just an...

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Economies of Small

125214666 Bicycle Biz Economics News & Narcissism

I've worked for and with a lot of different companies. All have either been big, or doing everything they can to get big. It's like an unwritten goal of every business - to be number 1 or 2 in your industry and somehow harvest that leadership position.  Dave and I talk a lot about growth, but never about getting Big. Part of the reason is that Big is a really far away point on the map, but the other part is that we're not sure we want to go in that direction anyway. We like being small. For one, it...

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