I was asked a number of times at the International Cyclefit Symposium about my background. Some people were surprised at my – and Seven’s – bike fitting experience. Here are a few items that came up in conversation, and that Cyclefit expressed an interest:
- 1988: Worked on a four-year intense project focused on performance wheelchair ergonomics. This was formative in my bicycle fit thinking.
- 1991: Began learning fitting from Tom Kellogg while I worked at Merlin Metalworks. At that time the idea of remote fittings took hold at Merlin.
- More than 25,000 fits at Seven Cycles; I review and sign-off on more than 95% of those fits and designs. We’re fairly certain that no individual has performed more fits than this.
- 1999: Began running fit clinics all over the world for Seven Cycles retailers and distributors.
- Developed a 1,000+ page training manual for Seven Cycles performance design and fit team. This is not just about fitting; it’s about performance, holistic fit, and bike design philosophy.
- I do about a dozen in-person, hands on bike fits each week.
- I’m not a fit tool user – lasers, goniometers, etc. My tools are ears, hands, and sometimes eyes.