unicycle.com

http://www.bcentral.com/articles/isyndicate/marketing/3c0d1320.5ef6.11.1.asp?cobrand=msn

Nice article about the background of unicycle.com! Confirms some of the ‘rumors’ I’ve heard. Did this also make it into the print version of BusinessWeek magazine?

Nice article. Funny that they talked about John Drummond siphoning
business from the unicycle factory. When I called Mr. Miller to order a
tire he was unwilling to give me a specific price and said something like
“just send me some money and I’ll see if it’s enough”. Basically I got the
feeling that he didn’t want my business.

Every time I’ve had occasion to deal with unicycle.com it’s been a
pleasure. They are always pleasant and knowledgable. I’m pleased to read
that they’re seeing some success for their efforts.

I’m just jealous that I didn’t do it first. Another item to add to my “I
thought of that great idea first but just never did it” file.

-mg

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Nice article. Better URL:

http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/dec2001/sb2001124_6902.htm

—Nathan

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Check out this excerpt from the article:

Among other things, the unicyle features a hand-cut and hand-welded aluminum frame weighing only 1.5 pounds. Custom made for Drummond by a New Jersey machine shop, the cycle, which can cost up to $1,500, comes with a rugged tire that’s three inches wide. “It’s like being on a tractor,” says Drummond, who adds that the design reflects input from customers who wanted a better bike to handle tough terrain.

:smiley:

Christopher

Bike? Yikes! All of this deception is so disconcerting. Oh, well, unicycle.com refers to cranks as “crank arms” (redundant), this list refers to fora as “forums” (nasty little cross-lingual plural, that) and the spelling and grammar here are so deplorable I have to solicit the translation skills of the toddler across the street. Are tricks now considered skills and vice versa? Does one really use an apostrophe for contractions AND possessives? Can I spell impeccable or touche without Chistopher Groves starting a thread laced with innuendo?

Not only is this group informative and entertaining, I’m now getting my Andy Warhol 15 minutes of fame being quoted in Christopher LeFay’s signature file.

Thanks to all. This is the most fun I have everyday next to riding.

harper wrote:

> Are tricks now considered skills and vice versa?

If you look at the archives, there are some long discussions about this.

  • Gilby

Is so.