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Old 05-08-11, 09:09 AM   #1
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Felt Bikes

I found this article today, thought it might be of interest, so I give you the link:

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/07/360...jim-felts.html

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Jim Felt's career as a design guru and geek who owns an international bicycle manufacturing company may have begun with a run he never finished, a lunch he didn't hold down and the best $100 he ever lost.

In the mid-70s and still in his 20s, Felt was a hotshot motorcycle mechanic, designer and former racer who spent more time partying than taking care of himself. One day, a friend who was into physical fitness bet Felt $100 he couldn't run a mile.

"I was cocky and I told him, 'I'll take your money any day,' " Felt recalled recently, shaking his head and laughing. "I started to run with him and I don't think I made it half a mile. I bonked. I was throwing up. I was schooled..." End Quote.



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Old 05-09-11, 03:07 AM   #2
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Most of the people who visit this forum make bicycle frames or are interested in that sort of thing. Felt is an importer of mass-produced commodity type products.
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Most of the people who visit this forum make bicycle frames or are interested in that sort of thing. Felt is an importer of mass-produced commodity type products.
Yes, but I thought I'd post this here on account of the fact that Jim Felt began his business by building frames just one at a time. Now he is mass marketing his brand.

I thought it would be inspirational to the other builders here. Perhaps I should cross-post this to the General Cycling Discussion?
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