Getting Rolling Again & Article Announcement

Climbing back on here after a too-long period of silence. What happened? Got working in the winter on more revisions to my first article from the project (more on that in a second). Then, as mentioned in my last post, in the spring I returned to a long-stalled project on the commercialization of football/soccer. Fortunately, … Continue reading Getting Rolling Again & Article Announcement

Scale and Logic of Framebuilders: A Typology

I finished and submitted my paper on the commercial transformation of world soccer/football. So with that off my desk, I'm getting back to thinking through the Braudelian distinction between market life and capitalism. I'd intended - based on my every-other-week posting goal for the year - to have something up last Sunday. For the sake … Continue reading Scale and Logic of Framebuilders: A Typology

Estimating Handbuilt Bike Segment Size: Next Steps

The first steps in my "estimating the size of the handbuilt segment" effort were pretty successful in soliciting some useful feedback directly and on the forums...while also kicking off some interesting discussions (on list and off) about how to delineate and categorize different parts of the segment as a whole. Knowing the scale of the … Continue reading Estimating Handbuilt Bike Segment Size: Next Steps

How Big is the Handbuilt Bike Segment? Part III

Last time we looked at the total number of handmade bike builders in the U.S....which turns out to be a pretty big number. Turning to output and value, estimation is even more challenging; without direct observation, we must rely largely on informed-insider opinion and observation. The following, then, is intended only as a "thinking out loud" … Continue reading How Big is the Handbuilt Bike Segment? Part III