THE BULLITT BIKE INTERVIEW Part 02: “We ship worldwide. We build the frames in Taiwan and then ship from Copenhagen. The only difference in the raw bike is the colour. These days, we build it up like Lego. You buy the frame and then you buy the components to fit. So it does not matter the colour, that is up to you. It is up to you what components you need. There is no reason for crazy downhill stuff if what you need is to drive your kids to school.
“We build a lot of the extra components for the cargo bay. And there are manufacturers doing it. And then there is this huge community of people doing it themselves, which is what I like the most. As long as they buy my frames, I do not care what they do. I am just pleased to see the inspiration and do something with my stuff and see it taken to different places.
“It is like the guy making the film about Bullitt bikes and their owners. It is crazy. It has to do with this community that came up with the Bullitt, but it is what every producer would dream of and it is amazing. So, we just try to appear on days like this [Cycle Messenger World Championships]. We have no commercials. We hate it. The world is filled with crap. So we leave it to our fans and give them some fun once in a while. And if that means that I can come and play, then that is a good day. So I am more than happy.
“Next year, you might see a smaller one. Something smaller. People do not necessarily have to carry all this stuff and there is a market for a smaller bike, and a smaller bike means a fast bike and that is right down our alley. Weight is always insane. We say we guaranteed 120kgs but then we hear someone who says they carry 300 kgs every day. I do not know, but the frame is so strong, it comes down to the components. Especially the tires and the rims and how long they last w really, really, heavy stuff. We had some bike returned with frame damages and we just sold them again to people who said, ‘I can fix that’, and the bike goes back. So, it is recycling. [At the CMWC in Pais], I saw a bike they had welded together after an accident. It had been in two pieces and they welded it together and it still rides and they love it.”