"Time waits for no man"
And is especially true of life at Baum Cycles. It has moved on in the time since our last blog. Customers and visitors from two years ago would find a very different set up to what they would recall. The coffee is still free flowing , however now there are holes in walls
New factory space.
With some 'new' machines
'Old mech' does not necessarily equate to 'low tech'
Not to mention some new employees, Tony and Melissa.
Melissa is our new apprentice – 3rd year Fitting and Turning, with four years 'on the tools'. Tony also a Fitter and Turner, brining 25 years of experience with him.
While neither come from a cycling background, both bring drive and expertise. Quickly appreciating what quality, handcrafted, custom bicycles mean to our customers and relishing the high standards this allows them to work at.
All of these developments have helped produce what you have all been able to enjoy at great events like the inaugural Australian Custom Bike Show and in our development of projects such as the Rapha Continental.
However in spite of all the changes some things stay the same. Darren's welding bay (complete with pile of empty coffee mugs) remains unmoved. Old employees are back; whether it be Ryan in front office, Heath outfitting the expansions or myself writing a blog.
We are all 'old mech', but helping to drive Baum's 'new tech' along – which over the coming weeks we will unveil. 650b mountain bike and road disk brakes, some of the many projects and developments happening within Baum Cycles.