2.How lengthy have you ever been doing this?
“I have been at this full time for about 17 years”
3. What sparked the concept to create this distinctive enterprise?
“I acquired the concept once I was working for a neighborhood bike store and my boss on the time noticed some wooden fenders at a commerce present and confirmed them to me. I used to be making furnishings for enjoyable and thought the fenders regarded like an fascinating factor to attempt as a result of I’ve by no means tried bent lamination earlier than and so they turned out tough however nonetheless fairly cool trying.”
4. What’s the historical past of the corporate?
“I stored making them and itemizing them on Ebay and promoting a ton of them. Then a buddy of mine designed a web site for me: https://www.woodysfenders.com/. I’ve had about 5 totally different variations of the web site over time and added promoting on Etsy about 7 years in the past. I now promote about half of my quantity by Etsy and the opposite half by the web site and thru referrals.”
5. What sorts of bikes do you design for?
Cody tells us the skies the restrict, and that so long as a buyer asks for it, he can dream it up! “I’ve made fenders for almost each conceivable bike on the market however currently I have been making a ton of them for e-bikes and naturally lots of commuter bikes, just like the Aventon Degree.”
6. What are your favourite bike equipment to design/make?
“My favourite issues to make are the compound curve fenders or the totally formed fenders as a result of there’s a lot artistic issues I can do with them, however additionally they take the longest to make as a result of they’re fairly concerned.”
7. As a small operation, what’s your present capability, and the way lengthy does it take to provide these artworks?
“My capability could be very restricted as a result of I am a one particular person operation and there is solely so many hours in a day and I’ve to eat & sleep. Regardless of that, I do love what I do, and if somebody had been to order a set of fenders, my flip round is about one to 2 weeks, relying on the variety of orders that week.” Cody does additionally present clear timelines upon order, so you already know what to anticipate.
8. What’s the easiest way for a brand new buyer to order customized equipment like this for his or her bikes?
“In all probability the easiest way to order is to contact me through email and let me know what bike you are attempting to suit in order that I can have a look at the bike to see if there is perhaps match points.”
9. What sort of knowledge do you want from them to ensure it’s a superb match?
“As soon as I get that data and search for the specs, I can counsel what fender width and wheel measurement selection you would want. I can even give my opinion on what wooden or sample may look good with no matter paint shade your bike is. Issues to think about for becoming fenders is that if the bike has mount bosses for fender stays on the fork and rear dropouts, has good clearance the place the fender would run beneath the fork and seat keep brace space, and has mount holes on the fork crown, seat keep brace, and chainstay brace.”
10. What are your future plans for the corporate?
“My future plans for Woody’s is to maintain my store small and easily, staying targeted on what I am doing at present as a result of I am in a reasonably good place proper now. And I’m fortunate sufficient to be doing what I really like, so why change it?”
We really feel actually fortunate to have Cody as an Aventon buyer, but additionally a fan, that has made such lovely and distinctive customized Fenders for our bikes! In case you are excited by getting handmade, customized equipment like these on your bike, contact Cody. We’re assured you’ll love his work as a lot as we do right here at Aventon.