This week we talk to Carl Strong, and we mostly talk about the business of bicycle framebuilding. Carl is open and opinionated about the business of custom framebuilding. It was super helpful to me to read other interviews with him, and so as a guest on the show I wanted to focus on the business side of things. We discuss what a successful model can look like, what the biggest challenges are to getting there, and we also talk about his newer business venture - Pursuit Cycles.
The podcast for framebuilders
The Shut Up & Build Bikes Podcast is a bicycle framebuilding talk show. It’s about the perspectives, passion, craft, and business of bicycle framebuilding. Every week I call someone in the framebuilding community and we talk framebuilding.
I should’ve been doing this years ago! It’s a great way to make connections and gather perspectives, and the best part is that I get to share it with everyone who cares to listen.
I release a new episode every Monday morning. Listen to it in your shop, on the commute, at work, whatever. Write to me with your suggestions, feedback, and who you want me to interview next! firstname.lastname@example.org
Available on Apple Podcasts and coming soon to other platforms! As always, you can listen on this page or download and save for later.