"Personally I'm more
> interested in people building under someone else's label or the early
> work before they hung out their own shingle.
> downtube. ........ I'd say less than 10% of the great
> framebuilders have ever built under their own name."
Perhaps so, but I think the biggest marketing mistake I made as a frame builder was to be willing to build hundreds of frames without having my own name on them. It has taken me a long time to wise up, but now NO frame leaves my shop without my decals and engravings on it.
Hugh (provenance is everything) Enox