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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:12 pm 
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Sad news regarding the historic shop.

cyclingindustry.news/framebuilder-with-tdf-heritage-ellis-briggs-enters-liquidation/

Extra sad for me as they have my frame which I was due on Saturday. Argh!


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:15 pm 
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nonowt wrote:
Sad news regarding the historic shop.

cyclingindustry.news/framebuilder-with-tdf-heritage-ellis-briggs-enters-liquidation/

Extra sad for me as they have my frame which I was due on Saturday. Argh!


:facepalm: oh man, i hope you can get it back :?


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:34 pm 
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Yes very sad indeed.
It does make you wonder why a company with their history has failed; especially when you consider the boom in interest in classic bikes. Just looking at their website, they list a pre-owned bike with Campagnolo Athena 8 speed on one of their frames which looks stunning. For anyone with interest in such bikes, I am sure it 'ticks all the boxes'.
Lets hope someone can come along and at least take over the frame building side of things. From a business perspective, we only know certain details, but making a number of assumptions, maybe the overheads were too high being in a traditional shop. So perhaps if someone bought the company and did a move to an industrial estate with lower running costs it might be a viable option?
You would think at the very least the name itself would have value to a business to purchase; hopefully someone will buy the name and re-launch the company with a marketing strategy that focuses on the Tour de France links etc.


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Strange one for me as it’s a local name with huge history but not somewhere I have ever bothered to go. Guess I always classed it as a Raleigh shop so wasn’t interested.

Still a real shame though.


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Panic over! Just spoke to them and they are still in business. The liquidation was related to a move of premises.

I'll confirm this when I pick my frame up on Saturday.


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nonowt wrote:
Panic over! Just spoke to them and they are still in business. The liquidation was related to a move of premises.

I'll confirm this when I pick my frame up on Saturday.


do you have a new address then?


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:02 pm 
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The old shop was closed some time ago and the company moved to new premises nearby. I thought I read that the business had been acquired by a new owner at that time.


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PeachyPM wrote:
nonowt wrote:
Panic over! Just spoke to them and they are still in business. The liquidation was related to a move of premises.

I'll confirm this when I pick my frame up on Saturday.


do you have a new address then?


20 commercial street- a couple of doors down (I think they were at number 40 when I dropped my frame off).

Research suggests it was liquidated and taken over by former staff in 2016. I'm not sure what's going on at the moment but I hope they survive.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:14 pm 
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nonowt wrote:
PeachyPM wrote:
nonowt wrote:
Panic over! Just spoke to them and they are still in business. The liquidation was related to a move of premises.

I'll confirm this when I pick my frame up on Saturday.


do you have a new address then?


20 commercial street- a couple of doors down (I think they were at number 40 when I dropped my frame off).

Research suggests it was liquidated and taken over by former staff in 2016. I'm not sure what's going on at the moment but I hope they survive.


Ah, ok. thats the address I have been to. nice shop, good vibe. I really hope they manage to survive...


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Picked up the frame today. Looks stunning - pictures to follow in the readers bikes section.

Happy to report that the shop is very much open.


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