It's been a while since I've posted what's happening with VeloBase.com. Well here's the latest. What I'm working on, in no particular order...
First, there is going to be a new look and feel. I was never really happy with some of how the site looked. It's going to be cleaner and (at least in my opinion) better looking. Easier on the eyes, even easier to navigate (hopefully).
Improved search and lists. The Search for some of the types of item collections on VeloBase were never really completed. I'm going to be either removing, rewriting or at least improving most of the search functionality.
New "Narratives" ability. This will expand the range of information that you can add about a particular item infinitely. I'm also going to work on integrating an ability to promote a 'comment' left about an item to a Narrative about it, thus moving it to a more predominant position on the page. This will give the site a slightly more Wiki feel to it. Narratives will also allow you submit articles, howto's and other types of information directly to the site. There are a lot of people out there that know a whole lot more about parts and other things than I do. Hopefully this will promote others to take the time to share some of that information on the site.
Frame and full bicycle collections. This item has been on my todo list from early on, but never fully planned out how I am going to implement it. This is still coming, eta undetermined still however. There is a head badge, frame tubing and other frame part collections now which are growing slowly.
An "In Search Of" feature! Looking for that hard to find item, I will allow you to post a note for other people viewing the site that you are looking for that item. For the time being I will not be adding a For Sale or Trade feature. I am looking at how to integrate an ebay search into the site, but no promises on that front at this time.
As always, I'm open to suggestions and feedback on the site. Right now I get a couple emails a day about the site, many asking if I sell one part or another, but a lot of others just asking questions or giving comments on the site. I try to get to these as quickly as possible, often sending them over here to BikeForums.net if I can't answer the question.