Framebuilder Supply acquires Bikelugs.com, Pacenti framebuilding product line

By Lynette Carpiet

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Supply has purchased Bikelugs.com and production rights and tooling for the framebuilding products designed by Kirk Pacenti, including his fork crowns and lugs.

The fork crowns, lugs and assorted braze-ons by Pacenti join other products on Framebuilder Supply’s website including Columbus tubing, brazing and welding products from Gasflux, Harris Products, and Weld Mold; abrasives from 3M; lugs and fork crowns from Long Shen and Allotec, as well as proprietary items.

“I reached out to Kirk a few years ago to inquire about his interest in exiting the framebuilding market and his intent to refocus his business on the more standard consumer products: rims, tires, that sort of thing,” said Framebuilder Supply co-founder Tony Tapay. “Since then we remained in contact and the deal we just completed started to take form. In the course of that conversation, we started carrying some of the products from Bikelugs.com and they’ve been very successful. We’re just really honored to be trusted by Kirk to take over the framebuilding portion of his business. He has quite the legacy in the cycling world, and everywhere we turn, people have nothing but good things to say about his products.”

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News