I’d like to welcome my newest sponsor, TerraCycle, maker of exquisite parts and accessories for upright and recumbent bicycles.
A little history from their website:
TerraCycle started out in 1996 making custom fitted, very dialed in recumbent bikes. In order to get the performance we wanted in a number of the special parts, we found we had to make them ourselves. It wasn’t long before people started asking if we’d make parts for their bikes. Before we knew it, the parts side of the business completely outran the bicycle side of the business. We now no longer make complete bikes, and instead are focused on expanding and improving an ever growing line of parts and accessories. Our R&D list is long and varied, just the way we like it. We get to work on all kids of things every day.
We use a variety of processes to make our parts. Many things are CNC machined on one of our two CNC vertical milling machines. We like the precision of CNC, and the freedom of being able to make nearly anything we can dream up. There’s some lathe work, and a good amount of hand work as well, as there are some things you just can’t do on a CNC. We have our anodizing and laser marking done locally. Otherwise, everything is done in house. We have some products coming up that will use custom extrusions and molded plastic parts, again locally made.
I’ve been personally using TerraCycle products for a few years now and I can confidently say they are some of the most well-engineered and finely-machined accessories available.