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    The ControlTech Story

    http://www.weldinginfocenter.org/econ/econ_10.pdf

    Just thought I'd share this tidbit if anyone is interested...

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    The ControlTech Story

    Great stuff, thanks for posting. What's the story with them nowadays? I found their website, but it's unclear if they're still made in USA. Is it even owned by the same guys?

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    Did they have any connection to Club Roost? Or Zoom?
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wxflyer View Post
    Great stuff, thanks for posting. What's the story with them nowadays? I found their website, but it's unclear if they're still made in USA. Is it even owned by the same guys?
    The original company was sold in late 90's or early 00's. The CT name is now owned by an overseas company who bought all of the property rights and continues to make accessories. Not much is really known about the original CT though.

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    Cool articles. I am still using Control Stix on my main bike today. I have both wedge style and clamp-ons in my collection. I bought my first set (the wedge style set) in fall of 1990 in NorCal, so they may have been from those first productions runs.

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    LOL!
    I know Wick and in some crazy way he still is associated with Control Tech.
    Also, a friend of mine is friends with the gent that developed the canti brakes.
    He still has a box full of 1st run brakes.
    Every now and then you will see a Control Tech frame show up at a local race. Usually it is a ex employee or family member of an ex employee.

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    Just saw Wick a few weeks ago..crazy as ever! Control Tech was a very innovative flash in the pan like a lot of companies in the early days of Mtn. Biking, much like my own. Made some cool ****.

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    So I went to Dirt Fest this weekend and was riding the FS bike which drew lots of stares and comments of, " I knew a guy who had one of those" and I was stopped by the Vicious Cycles guy and spoke with him about CT. I was trying to get info on how to make a repair/modification of the bike and he suggested contacting Frank The Welder and then seemed to think a bit and said that Jason Grove was the welder at CT and that he currently designs his own bikes.
    Well, here's a link to Mr. Groves site with a blurb about CT:
    About Me El Camino Fab

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