Re: [CR]Flandria and Superia history..


Example: Framebuilding

Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 17:11:23 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]Flandria and Superia history..
To: "Norris Lockley" <Norris.Lockley@btopenworld.com>
From: Brandon Ives <brandon@ivycycles.com>
In-Reply-To: <002701c4df19$95fb5730$fb0e8751@oemcomputer>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

On Friday, Dec 10, 2004, at 16:34 US/Pacific, Norris Lockley wrote:
> We did a deal.. but shortly afterwards he approached me about
> importing his new Belgian brand of frames - FLANDERS- to the UK. These
> were made in a variety of small workshops in the Ghent area.

Since I just moved back from Gent I can tell you all those shops are gone. The only builder left in the area is a guy named Wood, I think, working out of a shop about 2 blocks from the Delirium Tremens (Huyghe) brewery. Alas both were closed when I went to visit. Baron knows of a couple other builders in Belgium other than the Merckx factory, but from what I heard in the Plum shop there are very few places left building their own frames left in Belgium. This seems to be the way throughout the low-countries. Even the old time RIH shop in Amsterdam almost called it quits a couple years back because they couldn't find any new builders. I did hear that there was a good builder in Luxembourg though I think his bikes are strictly off-topic.
> Norris Lockley... thinking about Belgian (French) fries and mayonnaise.

Check out the Samurai sauce next time, you won't be sorry. goed dag, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives sorry to have missed the Gent 6-day this year in Cd'A,ID.