Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Checked out BioRacer factory today


We drove around the little town of Tessenderlo for quite some time before finding the backroad which led to the BioRacer factory. Jonas and I were greeted with a cup of coffee - just what i needed following a long flight of little sleep - upon entering. Within two minutes, Franky was giving us the tour of the factory. They had been around for over 25 years and are currently serving the most teams of any clothing factory. Their specialty is small teams so i guess this would make sense.

I didn't realize that sublimation process to make the clothing entails painting paper, then laying cloth on the paper while subjecting it to super hot temperatures until the paint from the paper transfers to the cloth. But even cooler than that was to witness my actual skinsuit being sewn together - what timing.

Off to bed now. It's 9:38pm and i can no longer keep my eyes open. Slaapwel en tot morgen.

8 comments:

Little_Jewford said...

that is excellent, isnt it cool to see something of yours actually being made....I loved seeing my roadbike brazed but unpainted....

good luck this weekend...

LJ

ka said...

Oh cool!

gewilli said...

how are the track pants...

that's the biggest question!

Big Bad Wolf said...

Welcome back to our side of the World

m-coco said...

do you know of a manufacture that makes skinsuits for the higher center of gravity: no-ass + cantaloupe boobies?

Grey said...

that's funny m-coco, cuz clearly that upside down mannequin has the opposite issue: booty and no tits.

based on that model i'd suggest getting a skinsuit from a different manufacturer.

ay-em said...

They look so AWESOME!!!

Anonymous said...

Not that this is the place to ask, but since M-Coco's comment sparked the Proustian reverie and Grey is perhaps the one person I can think of to ask, what ever happened to Michael Quercio, once footnote-famous for his coinage "Paisley Underground" but legendary for a brilliant 80s three-minute pop-e-delic anthem called "With a Canteloupe Girlfriend"? Sorry, Peanut, I mean, that kit is going to look fabulous!
-- E.C. Chamberlain