Rhys Newman

Drawing, Thinking, Half Ideas & Lost Projects

Good and Fast, but not so Cheap.

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Thanks to all for the very nice comments and inquires as to buying one of the GFC Triangles. Unfortunately, as seems to always be the case, getting something made, in the small volumes to meet the current small demand, is not so cheap. To get them manufactured (beyond the current ‘by hand and machine and favour’ process) involves paying the tooling cost for a custom triangle die, which – just for reference – is roughly the same price as a new single speed mountain bike frame!  This is exactly why these are called called Lost Projects, it’s familiar territory for me.

But in order to maintain the momentum, and in an attempt to lower the cost of making these things, the wooden versions have evolved, and seem to be a bit of a hit. They just seem right in wood, as precise but a little more humble.

So hopefully, soon, some wooden version will be available for sale. In the meantime, if anyone knows of any potential ‘Angels of Lost Projects’, I’d be more than happy to hear from them.

Written by rhysnewman

August 14, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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  1. Those are amazing!! I would love one of those. It would have been ideal when I was working in a bike shop. I could have explained the concept of quality much easier.

    Sign me up for one.


    August 14, 2009 at 8:23 pm

  2. Rhys,

    I’m interested in purchasing one of these triangles, and was hoping to get more information. It seems to me one of these would be perfectly at home in an engineering environment where it seems all too common duscussions occur revolving around the speed, quality, and cost of the work being done.

    Steele Burchell

    Steele Burchell

    September 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm

  3. Rhys,

    These are great. I am curious about how to go about purchasing a couple.



    January 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm

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