The R&D department has been working overtime.


Innovation update. This morning I popped into Hillcourt Street Cycles and they kindly gave me two old inner-tubes from a racing bike. I suspected they would fit and I was correct. This section of inner tube serves to hold the two sections of bean pole together thus making the second copper end piece redundant. As the bike shop has to pay to dispose of the inner tubes they are free. This means that material production costs have been slashed by 70p, a phenomenal 28% (I think?). Unfortunately, these savings cannot be passed on to the consumer due to the overtime costs incurred by the Research and Development department 🙂