Re: [CR]Master Framebuilders who's name was never on the bike


Example: Production Builders

From: "henox" <henox@icycle.net>
To: <MSCTROSE@aol.com>, "Brandon Ives" <monkeylad@mac.com>
References: <307B0F3A-991A-11D7-816F-00039356BD92@mac.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Master Framebuilders who's name was never on the bike
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2003 04:04:38 -0700
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Brandon wrote:

"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
La Honda