On our travels through California, we took a slight detour to the small town of Chico to visit the lovely folk at Paul Components.
Having built up a great relationship over the past few years through email, it was nice to finally put some faces to the names behind the brand as well as look at how some of the most beautiful bike parts around are made.
We were greeted at the front door of the unassuming factory (although they like to call it the “shop”) by Kate Carmichael – a key cog in the Paul Components team.
After a catch up on each others latest doings; Kate had just got back from Bespoked Bristol, which she added was a huge success for the brand, we were ready for the famous guided shop tour. I was like an excited child the night before Christmas…