This week I share my interview with Whit Johnson of Meriwether cycles. Whit has been a huge nerd about framebuilding for a long time. If you are learning framebuilding from internet resources, you’ve likely come across his blog where he documented his learning process in the years since he took a framebuilding class. Whit is a bonafide professional builder, and he has made lots of bikes, but he still loves trying something new with every build and talking about the details.
We talked a lot in our conversation about his history with framebuilding, how the bike world has changed over the years, why segmented steel forks rule, and about some of the challenges of being a builder as a business.