Josh had a sit-down with Mike Flanigan of A.N.T. Bicycles.
Mike talks about advocacy in terms of supporting advocacy organizations and bike events, but also by actively hoping that his ideas will be copied.
When I first started, my philosophy was that I would make bicycles that would hopefully influence the industry–larger bike companies–to make commuter style bicycles, and to get away from the sport market; into the transportation market. And I feel like I have had some influence in that. I’m happy to see imported bikes that look like mine.