Rob Atkin wrote:
The advantage that the lone retrobiker has against the big collectors/shops/museums is passion.
There is always going to be winners in some months with an ex-pro bike or a one off wonder and deservedly so, but there is an equal amount of amazing builds of more normal bikes whose attention to detail and back story is wonderful.
The museums and manufacturers may have the priceless rare bikes but they don't have the stories such as "I always wanted this bike when I was 11" or "this bike was stolen from me" or "I'm restoring this to remember such and such a time".
My Kilauea cost me a huge amount of money to rebuild but its a personal thing to me. I will never sell it as it means a much to me - the Dave Lloyd was easy to sell in comparison!!
I don't think there's anything to worry about...
I am going to have to disagree with this. Our "museum" is driven by that exact passion. Under my desk is a collection of all the bike magazines from when I was a kid. I agree to disagree.
I Suspect those magazines are a great source of reference, for your business dealings too......
Great website, Great Business model and a great way to generate a substantial income from something you love.
I'm certainly glad to see the bike here. But I do agree with others, is there really any need to Use the Botm to promote your business brand, especially as the bike pics are spoilt a little by your companies Branding, and given you have your own professional photographers and studio, I actual feel, the First Flight bikes more discrete approach would have done you more good.
But with all that said, its irrelevant really, any publicity is good publicity for raising BRAND AWARENESS/COMPANY PROFILE, and you have certainly done that.
On a side note, two things, I would like to see the Museum collection you speak off in a dedicated thread....? im sure that would be something, what brands and bikes make up your museum collection, are they keepers or for sale...? And have you actually thought about "Advertising" here in a proper manner (if you don't already).....?, its not expensive, it would be considered very sportsman like, and im sure the John, would welcome your support with open arms.
Keep up the good work...