In this third installment I describe some of the manufacturing processes we employ, and how they differ from Seven Cycles’ standard production methods. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, this information isn’t meant to be a “how to” series of posts; it’s not the way to build ecologically low impact bikes. I’m simply sharing how we went about it—as more and more people have asked for details. I’ve also learned that we have a lot of room for improvement for future Viridianesque projects.
Within the framework of this low ecoimpact bike project, we had a number of internal and external goals; here I’ll explain another of our primary internal goals: