Hi to all!
After almost one month of silence I finally found some free time to post some updates again, really sorry for my silence for almost one month, a lot of things are happening to me these days. First of all I have to study, but I'm of course also working with carbon, and also made some big decisions for the future. Some really big decisions,..but I'm one of those persons who just needs to keep on going, or as we say in Slovenia "jump in the water and learn to swim"
First of all my carbon saddle project will finally hit production in mid-February. Most of the tests are done, and as usually there are some more delays and unfortunately I can't really do anything regarding that, but will give my best to make some more progress as soon as possible. A lot of paper work and it has to be done. Anyway, will soon post some more photos of the newest model. Right now I have the 132mm wide saddle, and a new mould is in production for the wider saddle (150mm!). I decided if I'll make a wider saddle, then it will be wide, and not only a few milimeters on each side..so this one will be +9mm on each side compared to the 132mm saddle. The price for the saddle will be 285eur, also the webpage (http://www.berk-composites.com
) where it will be possible to order it is under construction, I'll let you know as soon as it will be ready, if anyone will be interested.
Otherwise the weight of the saddle will be cca. 65g, with more possibilities (matte or gloss, with leather cover etc.,..) will write more about it as soon as it will be ready.
Some new products are in development and hopefully this year I'll be able to start with projects I only dreamed about a few years ago, so I'll keep you updated also in the future. I think that it's worth to somehow risk and start with it, by my age I have nothing to lose (I'm 21). This year I should also finish my study and become an mechanical engineer, but still a lot of work to do...also my girlfriend is still supporting me although I sometimes don't know where is my head
but I'm just used to always work on someting, and I'm glad that I somehow manage it.
But I still take some time and I'm still on my bike almost every day, also in bad and cold weather, thanks to Luka Pibernik (a great friend of mine who signed for Lampre, will go there in August this year) who calls me almost every day and I just "have to go" on my bike
One more photo of one of my prototype saddles with leather cover, testing it in all weather conditions:
And some more steps forward. My workshop became too small, and we moved to larger places that we rent:
As soon as all the paper work is done we start working there, as mentioned in mid-February...so I really can't wait to start there, fingers crossed there won't be any more complications. Don't know how it is in other countires, but it's quite a nightmare because all the paper work that has to be done here in Slovenia, but that's just the way it is.
Otherwise it's very emotional for me because I never imagined that my work will get so many positive comments, so really thanks to all here on weightweenies, where that story somehow started. As I see I wrote in my first post that I want to be a pro cyclist or have my own company, and till today I'm still working on it. I also have a twin brother and I'm teaching him how to work with composites, and I have to admit he's very talented. So if I'll need some more help it will for sure be another Berk hehe...but a lot of work to do till then and I hope that everything goes well.
Otherwise one more update, Peter Dokl is going to Sochi, to the winter Olympic games! I already wrote about the biathlon rifle project, and now finally some photos.
Manufacurer, user and designer (GorjupDesign)
And some more photos:
That's it for now, thanks for your attention and sorry for that long post! Hope you had the time to read it