Made some photos at the company, the final layup has the innegra/carbon hybrid layer in the structure, so it's from both sides with the 3K plain carbon look.
Here two saddles, the one on the left is 150mm wide and the one on the right is 132mm.
The production started and I'll keep you updated as soon as I have some more news. We are also working on some other projects related to marine, some larger parts, if you're interested I can also post some photos as soon as we make some more progress. The company now officialy works, as I mentioned we made it together with a great friend of mine who also has knowledge and experiences with composites (worked 6 years for a Dutch company that worked with composites) and also has a PhD from Chemistry, the company is called Berk-Vehovar Composites LLC., and Berk is the trademark for bicycle components. I'm already teaching also my twin brother who will also help in the future, have to admit that I'm really happy about his skills, probably we have it a bit in our blood
. Otherwise there is quite a lot of paper work, and I as the director have quite a lot of paper work, didn't imagined that there are so many papers, but I'm learning and it's always interesting to face with new challenges. We are in a larger workshop that we rent (204m/2) and till the end of this year we'll move again to another workshop that is right now in construction, so a lot of things are going on this year (besides I'm finishing my study I finally also started with the work more serious, like I always dreamed in the past few years). We are also working on carbon fiber repairs (all kind of repairs, from bicycle frames, hockey sticks, marine equipments,...all kind of composite repairs) and of course also our own products - at this moment mainly custom seatpost/saddle combos, and as mentioned also the carbon railed saddles etc.,... There are also companies that contacted us and we are working on some projects that aren't related to cycling. A webpage is also in process already some time (http://www.berk-composites.com
) it will be only for bicycle parts with the brand "Berk", but we also work on custom projects...so that's it in a few words, fingers crossed that everything goes like planned, I'll for sure give my best!
Here just one more photo of a combo that was made a few days ago:
Once again thanks to everyone here, really appreciate your positive comments and I'm glad that I can share some of my stories with you! I will give my best to keep you updated also in the future. Probably a bit more from the industrial point of view. Still have a lot of things to share with you, but will write more about it later. Soon I'll also have some meetings in Italy etc., anyway, I'm really excited and very busy, but I'm glad that it is like that! As a 21 year old guy I belive that I have to move forward