Re: [CR]Origins of Trek Bicycle Company

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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 13:29:58 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]Origins of Trek Bicycle Company
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Joe Starck wrote:
> It's my understanding that the founders of Trek
> started Trek by purchasing an existing framebuilding
> company. Is this so? What was the name of the company?
> Who owned it? What bikes were made. Etc, etc, etc...

I don't recall that another frame building company was involved. The original fixtures and tooling were made in-house by Dick Nolan -- I still have some of it here that I got from Dave Tesch before he went out to California.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA