Re: [CR]Tonard anyone?


From: "henox" <henox@icycle.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Ben Kamenjas" <kamenjas@gmail.com>
References: <7699b95930024f6913b66cd762ab4f31@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Tonard anyone?
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 10:51:58 -0700


Subject: [CR]Tonard anyone?

Ben asked:
> Hey Coolio's.
>
> local to me is a Tonard (of London) frame and fork being auctioned on
> ebay. ???
>
> No relation but seems interesting enough and I got a hunch about this
> frame. I haven't seen or heard anything about the make so thought to
> point it out thinking other cats here might be curious too.

I don't know a great deal about Tonard frames but I did go through their basement London "works" once in the 1970's.

The firm's name was Tonard Brazing and they were a "contract" builder of frames for other retailers and manufacturer. I've never seen a frame labeled Tonard but they might have done. Richard Sachs had more opportunity to get to know the owner than I did.

Tonard also built racks from steel rod (a bit like Karrimor) and I later imported/distributed their racks for several years.

Hugh Enox