The Process is where you as a framebuilder are invited every Wednesday to share and discuss in photos and words any aspect along the path of building and delivery of your in-house made or designed bicycle frame or bicycle product to your customer. The processes shown and discussed can include all aspects of your business including everything from the value of different accounting practices and filing systems, frame design and fitting, bench work and construction processes, and painting, packing, and shipping the product.
A picture can speak a thousand words, so please show, and ask others to show, both in photos and text, how to perform a given process so that everyone participating may increase their knowledge and skill level. Be prepared for constructive and honest discussion from others and understand it is only through this dialog that we can all learn and improve.
The Process is not intended to be a place to sell or promote finished goods, raw materials, or schwag.
“The Vanilla Workshop houses three brands: Vanilla Bicycle Co., which specializes in one of a kind custom bicycles; Speedvagen, our limited production race bike brand; and Coat Paint Shop, painting and powder coating for Vanilla and Speedvagen as well as other independent bicycle framebuilders.
-We are hiring for a Front End Manager position-
The person we hire for this position will be responsible for both creative and administrative tasks, including:
-Advanced graphic design
-Writing and publishing
-Friendly customer service, both remote and in person
-Coordinating schedules for multiple arms of the business
-Inventorying and ordering.
We’re looking for someone that likes challenges, is good-natured and is also comfortable being assertive; someone who knows when a project has not yet reached its full potential and someone who, despite having finely tuned skills, isn’t above chipping in to help with the dirty work.
The deadline for application is January 16th, after which we will respond to qualified applicants with a questionnaire as the first stage of the interview process.
If you are highly qualified in the areas outlined above please send a one-page resume and a one-page cover letter describing your professional experience and your background with bicycles to:
Darrell McCulloch and Richard Sachs have just added new products. You can see them here:
Darrell added several new pages detailing his collection which can be seen here:
Dario Pegoretti and and Richard Sachs have just added new products to our Material, Supplies and Tooling page.