Dereck said:Funnily enough, when I visited Bob Jackson's last year, in the NE of England while on vacation back to the old home town, they told me that they're flat out building frames with a total staff of around 20 and shipping around 75% of their output 'over here' to the US. I didn't ask how many frames they make in whatever, but folk in the US buy them for sure.
I must admit that my first visit to bike shops 'back home' after I restarted riding was a disappointment. I started with the shop that had always followed my home town's biggest club - it was basically a GianTrek boutique just like the US :mad2: . Didn't even have a store water bottle to add to my collection, let alone a local club or team jersey.The The said:It was a rare day when I saw a Bob Jackson in the UK. There was zero advertising and not even the local shop had a sign or anything that mentioned the brand. As usual, most of the guys I knew were riding Trek, Giant or another of the big brands. I also saw more cheap Claud Butler and Dawes bikes than I care to remember.
Not an unreasonable assumption for a high-end product with a waiting list and a steep price tag.collectorvelo said:why would Waterford make a ton of money?
as opposed to say Trek, Specialized, Giant, Motobecane, Fuji, Bianchi, Raleigh, Felt, etc?
how long is the waiting list?jtolleson said:Not an unreasonable assumption for a high-end product with a waiting list and a steep price tag.
weiwentg said:... I doubt they're starving, of course, and I do know (from listening on the Serotta forum) that Sachs likes Patek Philippe watches (which are quite expensive.