Thursday, June 4, 2015

Selling Bicycles online

Hard to believe that it has been 18 months since launching this business.
This is such a cool industry to be in. I love providing beautiful, quality, bicycles that were designed to my specifications. I also love hearing how happy my customers are, and knowing that if they ride often they not only benefit themselves but society as well. 
Everybody wins!

I have attended several bicycle industry shows. I've been to Shanghai, to Taipei, and closer to home to Interbike in Las Vegas. Interbike is the largest gathering of the bicycle industry in North America.  This is an exciting industry to be in. Going to the shows exposes me to the latest and greatest ideas and products.

I also attend seminars to better educate myself about the industry. It is interesting to note that some of the most well attended seminars at these shows are discussions on how the internet is affecting the industry. As with many industries, bicycle retailers are nervous about the competition and the unknown. 

Many established retailers know bicycles, but being older and/or not very tech savvy. they are scared that this might be happening. It is not really fair to the local retailer, but we all know it sometimes happens.

In the 18 months since launch we have been true to our original plan and goal and continue to do all our marketing online. I have learned so much. I have learned that getting people to take notice takes work. Blogging helps. Social media helps. Advertising of course helps, but as a young startup I am trying to let my customers and my product do a lot of the selling. I am lucky in that my customers are giving me great feedback. 
Some of what they are saying:
"Nice bike, I love it!"
                      "Awesome bike!"
                      "I love my bike!!!!!"
           Much better than the picture!"

Baseline Bicycles

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo

May is Bike Month.
May 5th is
Cinco de Mayo
How about a Fiesta?
Or a bike ride?
Mexico City is getting more bike paths.
If you ever get the opportunity to go to a low-rider car show, do so.
They deck out their bicycles the same way they do their cars.
Major bling!
Or keep it simple with the colors of Baseline Bicycles.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The best TV ever. IMHO

I don't watch a lot of T.V.

But, being in Hollywood recently got me thinking about my favorite shows. Some no longer air but thanks to technology I can watch them whenever, wherever, and on whatever device I want. 

It's fun to enjoy a good sitcom. But the best memories, the best laughs, and the best times happen when you get out and do things.
The weather outside is perfect. Get on your bikes and ride.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A green week

This promises to be a great week.

Tuesday is St Patricks Day
Friday is the first day of Spring.
Enjoy the beautiful weather.
This is the time many of us have been waiting for.
Pump up the tires on your bicycle and get outside and ride.
Everyone is going green these days.
We at Baseline bicycles are excited because this week we will be attending the Taipei Cycle Show in Taiwan. One of the best cycle shows in the world and a great source of quality products.  

 May all your traffic lights be green.
Baseline Bicycles

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Is February really the shortest month?

But does it feel like the shortest month? Maybe not. 
Not if you're in Boston .
The snow just keeps on falling.
It is snowing there now. They are 50 inches above normal. 
65+ inches since late January.
Boston got 16 inches of snow on Groundhog Day. 
Einstein got it right. Everything is relative.
Valentines Day fell on the long Presidents Day weekend this year.
Spending time with a pretty girl the time zipped by for me. 
Everything is relative- truer words have never been spoken. 
 Always someone better, richer,smarter, luckier.
Always products better, nicer, prettier.

So, what do you do? I suggest that you be the best that you can be.
I suggest that you buy the best you can afford.
 If you're looking for the best value on a single speed fixed gear bicycle.
Compare our specs, our prices, and the beauty of our product and
we believe you will be our next customer.