February 20, 2012

Walter Gemeinhardt / Speaks ( Builder)

Our east coast representative Walter Gemeinhardt has come out of hiding and posted this message on his blog...

Long story short, I somehow got invited to build a bike for

Born Free 4. I think Mike and Grant were most likely drunk when they wrote my name down. Regardless, I am feeling a bit of pressure to exceed expectations, there are so many builders that are more deserving of a place on this list than I am. I know most of the builders and I am looking forward to getting to know the ones I don't. I have a huge amount of respect for every one of these guys and I am honored to be in their company. Also, being the only east coast builder If I don't show up properly, I will most likely suffer a "unfortunate accident" on my way home. With all this in mind I am going to try my best to keep you up to date on the build, starting today. I have made a final decision on my bike. The major components will be... a Delkron cased "performance enhanced" flatside shovel, Hard-tailed four speed frame, Springer with Akronts fore and aft. Most importantly, during the duration of this build I am going to follow the best advice I have ever received. "Done is better that perfect"... but perfect would be awesome! ~Walter