So, you want a Waltworks...here's what to do.
First, drop me an email or call me at 303 359 9392 to introduce yourself and tell me what you're looking for. I will not accept a deposit from you (for any item I make) without this introduction, because it may be that what you want and what I can build don't match up well, or that one of us decides the other one is crazy. Better to know that before money changes hands.
|Full squish? Yes, I'll do it.|
If you're local (ie willing to come visit me in SLC) we will do fitting and design work in person and there is no need to fill out the fit sheet. Generally I will ask you to bring all of your current bikes (road, CX, mountain, whatever) so that I can get a lot of data on how you fit and what you like (or dislike). I will also want to talk extensively with you about what you want out of the bike and what parts/accessories you'll use.
|The best part.|
I am sometimes *ahead* of schedule so please be ready to start with the design process sooner than the official wait time - this isn't a promise that I'll finish early but if you follow the waitlist for a while you'll notice that in general I'm 4-6 weeks faster than my wait time estimate.
Design work will happen about 2 weeks before I'm ready to actually start building your frame. Yes, I could do your design further in advance but I prefer to have the information fresh in my mind when I'm building the bike (and I build a lot of bikes so if the info isn't fresh it's easy for me to get confused). This also prevents us from doing 50 iterations of the design over the entire waiting period and allows me to focus on doing a great job for the folks ahead of you in line.
|Curvy tubes, no extra charge.|
I'll build your frame, and take it to the powdercoater (you'll need to have picked a color out as well as choosing some decals) and order your parts. You do not owe me any further money until I have everything ready to ship unless you are ordering VERY unusual or expensive (ie Enve wheels) parts.
|RAL 6018=Kawasaki Green|
Other random thoughts:
-I have built more 29ers than anyone else on earth, but I also love to build bikes with other wheel sizes - 20? 24? 26" 650b? 36"? I love them all, I've ridden them all, and I'm happy to talk you through what might work best for you.
-I don't just build mountain bikes. Need a sweet roadie? Town bike? Cargo bike? Cross, bmx, dirtjump, downhill, unicycle? I've done it all and I'm happy to take on most projects.
-I am happy to consult with you about parts - I've ridden and worn out or broken just about everything made and I can give you some great ideas about what to buy (and what not to).
-Yes, I want to go riding with you! Come visit UT and I'll take you on a tour of any kind of trail you want - from fast and buff to rocky hike-a-bike slogfest (we even have road rides), right out my back door. Also, we do actually have beer. Seriously.
So that's what you can expect when ordering a bike - if something isn't clear, post a comment/question and I'll update this post.