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Vicious Cycles' parent, Metal Guru, to act as Columbus's latest distributor

Published May 13, 2021

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Columbus/Gruppo Srl has chosen Metal Guru as the newest distributor of its bicycle frame tubing and carbon forks. Metal Guru is the parent company of the Vicious Cycles custom frame company. 

Metal Guru has a long history of sourcing raw materials for high-performance frames, originally for Vicious Cycles, then for other OEM contract customers.

"I am honored and humbled by this opportunity; Columbus' history in cycling is immense," said Carl 'Snarl' Schlemowitz, the principal and founder of Metal Guru and Vicious Cycles. "Their vast experience in creating the highest quality tubing is unparalleled. Recently, I have had more and more requests from clients, colleagues, and students for help in sourcing the best quality raw materials, which makes working with Columbus a perfect fit."

Federico Stanzani, Columbus' Brand Manager, said, "We are extremely glad to continue our synergy with Metal Guru, implementing further the service Columbus can offer to the US territory. The great personal frame-building experience of Carl Schlemowitz is an asset for both the experienced and younger manufacturers, that will find in him not only a supplier but a strategic partner for their projects. Columbus is experiencing a valuable growth in North America and we're excited to know many more makers will benefit of an extended and prepared distribution." 

Metal Guru stocks Columbus tubing and forks at The selection also includes dropouts, lugs, bottom bracket shells, consumables, tools and components.

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