Who knew that a toilet seat could produce so much inspiration? However, that is exactly what it did for Steve Toll, reports My Fox.
â€œI was sitting in the bathroom reading one day, and I was sitting there for about an hour, and I realized I was more comfortable on my toilet seat than I was on my bike,â€ said inventor Steve Toll.
The Adamo is designed similar to a toilet seat. He started selling the saddles from home, but his small company â€” now called Ideal Saddle Modification â€” quickly spread around the country.
“I was working out of the house selling jewelry, and when I had some extra money I would buy some extra product,â€ he said. â€œI would get it made, ship it in and sell it. It continued to grow. We out grew the house and ended up in two storage places.”
How about this for a list of clients: Countless amounts of cyclists, secret service members, the Chicago Police Department and the Tampa Police Department.
Toll relocated to a larger warehouse and expanded his company. Heâ€™s now selling about 6,000 seats a month, and he expects to rake in $2 million this year.
“From the beginning when â€¦ friends were telling me how stupid I was, how dumb the idea was, how ugly the saddles were,â€ he said. â€œThey told me I was wasting my time and money. For some reason, I kept going.”
Photo from ISM