Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Legendary Keith Scott

For the past week or so I was hanging out with Keith Scott. Keith is Banshee’s Engineer, an avid mountain biker and an all around good guy. For the time that he was in Taiwan we were living together, working together, eating together ….  you get the idea. I think I got to know him a little bit and he probably got to know me a lot better than he wanted to.   IMG_7516 After spending four years with the Legend in design and testing Keith wanted to make sure there were no problems during production. He stopped by to hang out and take some measurements. The morning before flying back home a box of Legend rear triangles came out of heat treating. Keith set out to inspect them and I shadowed him with my camera.

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Legend rear triangles in a box, waiting to be painted, polish or anodized.

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Making sure everything is going to fit together during assembly.

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Measure, test, talk, rinse repeat … Keith measured everything in that box and then started looking for random things to measure.

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Not only has Jay relocated to Taiwan to watch over things, Keith comes for random visits to make sure things are just the way he wants them. For everyone who wants a Legend, I have spent the last week immersed in it. And these two have put everything into making this bike a race winning machine. If you do not believe me, get one, race one …

Keep riding,

Rob Dunnet

10 comments:

Dean said...

It's all about the details.

The picture of Keith walking to the shelves with digital calipers in hand is a classic ;-)

It's the in process QA that makes all the difference.

Keep em sharp Keith!!

Robert Dunnet said...

i watched keith kill a man with those calipers. someone tried to measure something he was measuring and he ... well i will not get into it

Keith Scott said...

maybe that is why I had serious issues getting through airport control with them in my hand luggage... woops, I had totally forgotten about them!

Anonymous said...

I'D LIKE KNOW WHEN ARRIVE FRAME LEGEND IN SWISS ......

STE said...

THEN .......... WHEN THESE FRAME ARRIVE IN EU, BEGINNING TO BEING INCLINED TO CHANGE IDEA......
WOULD WANT ONLY A DATE + OR -
BEFORE YOU HAVE SAID FEBRUARY…. THEN MARCH ......APRIL ..... MAY .... WHEN ... I MUST BEGIN THE RACE IN SWITZERLAND AND ITALY .... THANKS.

Keith Scott said...

Jay can answer more exactly as he controls shipping, but I know that frames are heading to Europe this week...

STE said...

I HAVE WRITTEN VARIOUS MAILS…. BUT I HAVE NOT NEVER RECEIVED ANSWER….

STE said...

exactly I would want to know when arrives to yours swiss dealer (MAGMA BIKE)

MANY THANKS KEITH

Keith Scott said...

I've asked Jay to comment here to let you know.

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