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Framebuilder Supply acquires, Pacenti framebuilding product line

Published June 19, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Supply has purchased 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 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.”

“It has been a pleasure watching Mike [Cobb] and Tony grow Framebuilder Supply. After 16 years in the framebuilding supply business, I wanted to focus my energies on other facets of the bicycle industry, but I didn’t want the line of components to simply go away. Among the few reliable suppliers out there, Framebuilder Supply is best positioned to take these components to the next level. I hope by adding these items to their expanding catalog, Framebuilder Supply will continue to grow and be of service to the custom framebuilding community for many years to come,” Pacenti said.

Topics associated with this article: Mergers & Acquisitions

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