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    Ellison???

    Anyone ever heard of or have any information on Ellison frames? I know they were made in Texas, but that's all I know.
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    Mark

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    Here in the Netherlands we briefly had a small shop that had some of those Ellison's sold here. I remember they had a hardtail with a not traditional frame, consisting of several traingle's instead of the diamond shape most frames have. In my recollection Ellison was a one man operation conducted from his garage. Somewhere I might have an article... if only I could find it....
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    Well, I dug up the article I mentioned. Its a collection of some copied papers from the dutch distributor, who sold some of these frames around 1994. I remember seeing one on the trails back in the days I started biking (summer '97).

    The only thing I can gather from the paperwork, is that the guy's full name is Randy Ellison, and he had several hardtails and a FS design in aluminium. He also built road frames in either alu or titanium. Supposed to have been building since 1985. I just stopped Googling on his name, I couldn't find anything even remotely connected to the bike brand.
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    Nothing special.

    Randy Ellison was the builder. The frames were sloppily welded aluminum with a penchant for failure. Doubtful if they have any value today. The shop I worked at during the early 90's did the build-ups for a group of guys who had ordered the frames by mail, every one of those frames broke.

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    He made suspension forks to I think. I remember an ad for a ti suspension fork if I remember corectly.

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    Hi !

    The thread is a few days old, bu t Im also looking on infos about Ellison Bikes. I myself have an Ellison E-Stay, bought in 94. And its still a cool, unbroken bike / frame.
    But my problem is, that I need new decals an to reproduce them, I need a good picture. Anyone out there, who has a picture ???

    Greetings from Germany,

    ch

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    2005 is a few days old eh?
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    I had a FS frameset made by Ellison. It was OS Aluminum throughout, excellent welds, and hadn't broken under my, or anyone elses corpulence/abuse in years.
    I searched the net for info, finally finding a phone number for Ellison in Tx, but the number didn't work. No other details seemed forthcoming.
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