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Wow, we’ve been pretty slammed at the shop recently! I want to let everyone know that I’m running a bit behind on emails this month as we’re working on getting the Geekhouse cross team and current orders all caught up. So it might be a few days, but I respond to every email I get.

Also, check us out on twitter! I’m trying to tweet more, though I really don’t know why…;)

I’m really excited about the cross team we’re working on for the fall and since there’s too much to talk about I’m positing a whole blog entry about it soon. I do want to quickly thank our main sponsors for the year: Boston Rock Gym, PBR, Pretty Things Beer, and Miracle of Science. I also posted a rendering of the jerseys on flickr. Thanks also to Prolly for the shout out on our hats!

This past month we also had the NACCCs in Boston. And we were lucky enough to be a checkpoint in Sunday’s race in conjunction with Puma. We also had a little impromptu bbq. Thanks to all the guys who helped out! The race went off without a hitch and there were a bunch of great party’s and happenings over the whole weekend. I wish I could have hung out more and met more people but I also was trying to get a bunch done at the shop. Also thanks to the guys at Cog Mag for stopping by and checking out the shop!

I have a family tradition of doing the Major Taylor, George Street race in Worcester Ma every year with my dad and brother. This was this first year my little brother Tom beat me! Also after the announcer made a big deal that I made the bike I was riding and was the owner of Geekhouse, I proceeded to crash in front of about 300 people. Go Marty!

We were also lucky enough to be listed in a small CNN article about different styles of bikes. We were listed as the ‘hipster’. Jokingly I was telling people I should get some tighter jeans and maybe some lower v-cut tee shirts, but in reality it’s really exciting to be listed like that! So thanks to Ian Landau for including me in that piece!

Some bad news is we broke a $600 powder gun this past month. The good news is that it forced us to buy a brand new gun that coats things so much faster and better than before. Our side business Sugarcoat has been cranking out a steady amount of bike frames, and we’ll be posting more pics of those shortly.

Also, I finally convinced True Temper to make more curvy seat tubes! I’ve had so many people requesting these and only had a few left. But coming the end of Sept I’ll have a full run of these back in stock!

We also finished a bunch of bikes this month, though I sent a few out without taking pics. Ken A stopped by to see the progress on his MTB. Sean O came by and picked up his single speed Mudville. I dropped off Brandon C’s sick new Fast Chance. Also I’m almost done Jeff C’s Rockcity! And we have a whole bunch of other frames in the works.

Thanks again everybody for another great month! Stayed tuned to the blog for more news coming up.

Thanks!

Marty

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