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Silicon Valley's Cult Ride
March 17, 2008 issue of Fortune (the one with Steve Jobs on the cover), has an article about Brent Steelman and the Woodside Loop. I see a dark silver Steelman on Foothill occasionally, but if you want one, first Brent has to "like you":
"There are certain people I get the wrong vibe from, and I just don't deal with them."
and you'll be waiting for awhile:
"The work is painstaking: It takes at least six months for Steelman to complete an order, meaning he makes only 50 bikes a year."
I loved this quote from the article:
"- he favors traditional steel over carbon because it gives his bikes the feel of a road-gripping Porsche vs. a smooth-riding Lexus"
And I always thought people wanted steel because of its smooth ride
Last edited by 7rider; 03-13-08 at 03:32 PM.