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Lightweight Interviews

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:32 pm
by Terminator
Have you read the interviews with the old and new Lightweight owners on the Weight Weenies homepage?
I found it very interesting to hear about the "real ADA/Lightweight story".
I also like the fact that Mr. Obermayer is involved in the new company and will work on improvements and new developments.

@admin: When will the other interview be translated?

Lightweight Interviews

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:32 pm
by Weenie

Re: Lightweight Interviews

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:12 pm
by Florian
Terminator wrote:@admin: When will the other interview be translated?

I just finished the translation: here it is. :D

Re: Lightweight Interviews

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:34 pm
by Terminator
Florian wrote:
Terminator wrote:@admin: When will the other interview be translated?

I just finished the translation: here it is. :D


Thank you :D

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:24 pm
by 520 Dan
Does anyone know if carbonsports plans on ramping up production? I know that they said that one of their goals was to decrease their delivery times, but are they on a pull-system? (by this I mean made to order only)

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:22 pm
by Incomplete Pete
and will the prices drop?

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:33 pm
by Florian
520 Dan wrote:Does anyone know if carbonsports plans on ramping up production? I know that they said that one of their goals was to decrease their delivery times, but are they on a pull-system? (by this I mean made to order only)

Yes, production is already ramped up.
Current order queue is still 4-5 months, but they estimate that even in the future the delivery time won't drop below 2-3 months.

Incomplete Pete wrote:and will the prices drop?

No.

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:35 pm
by Incomplete Pete
Pah!

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:43 pm
by Florian
Incomplete Pete wrote:Pah!

It's still pure handwork:
before Dierl & Obermayer were working alone in their garage,
now high qualified employees are producing them in an professional environment, which doesn't make the manufacturing costs cheaper.
Making one single wheel still takes about 9 working hours.

And keep in mind: the price is 2/3 of the price for ADA wheels.

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:49 pm
by Incomplete Pete
Oh right, I assumed the process might've been more automated.

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:49 pm
by Weenie