Sparky Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Location: Portland, OR
3/10/17 10:27 AM
Hmmm, that's to bad, True Temper quiting the Biz
True Temper stunned the North American custom bicycle frame building industry recently with the announcement it will discontinue bicycle tubing manufacture within the next 12 months.
I missed the announcement last year...
dddd Joined: 11 Jan 2004
3/11/17 1:02 AM
Maybe, hopefully a US manufacturer of carbon materials will effectively be taking their place in the market to some degree, given the shift of popularity.
Even carbon tubing might be the next to move out of the market as molded frames gain further market share.
Was True Temper the only US maker of premium steel tubing for bikes?
Alcoa and Easton were doing aluminum tubes for a while.
dfcas Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Location: hillbilly heaven