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....
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.
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.
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 ???
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.
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).
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