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Here in the Netherlands we briefly had a small shop that had some of those Ellison's sold here. I remember they had a hardtail with a not traditional frame, consisting of several traingle's instead of the diamond shape most frames have. In my recollection Ellison was a one man operation conducted from his garage. Somewhere I might have an article... if only I could find it....
 

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Well, I dug up the article I mentioned. Its a collection of some copied papers from the dutch distributor, who sold some of these frames around 1994. I remember seeing one on the trails back in the days I started biking (summer '97).

The only thing I can gather from the paperwork, is that the guy's full name is Randy Ellison, and he had several hardtails and a FS design in aluminium. He also built road frames in either alu or titanium. Supposed to have been building since 1985. I just stopped Googling on his name, I couldn't find anything even remotely connected to the bike brand.
 

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Nothing special.

Randy Ellison was the builder. The frames were sloppily welded aluminum with a penchant for failure. Doubtful if they have any value today. The shop I worked at during the early 90's did the build-ups for a group of guys who had ordered the frames by mail, every one of those frames broke.
 

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He made suspension forks to I think. I remember an ad for a ti suspension fork if I remember corectly.
 

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Hi !

The thread is a few days old, bu t I´m also looking on infos about Ellison Bikes. I myself have an Ellison E-Stay, bought in ´94. And it´s still a cool, unbroken bike / frame.
But my problem is, that I need new decals an to reproduce them, I need a good picture. Anyone out there, who has a picture ???

Greetings from Germany,

ch
 

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I had a FS frameset made by Ellison. It was OS Aluminum throughout, excellent welds, and hadn't broken under my, or anyone elses corpulence/abuse in years.
I searched the net for info, finally finding a phone number for Ellison in Tx, but the number didn't work. No other details seemed forthcoming.
 

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Sure, I've heard all about them. Light, fast, durable. This one has very low miles on it. The Ellison people advised me all about the bike before I decided to buy one. However I've decided to stick w/ Recumbents for now (Back issues).
Anyone ever heard of or have any information on Ellison frames? I know they were made in Texas, but that's all I know.
Thanks
Mark
 
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