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I was just wondering if anyone has a Franklin Frames bike. It was a builder in Columbus Ohio that I think either went out of business or decided to close shop for other reasons. Does anyone know when they started and when they stopped? I think they stopped around 1990. That was the frame of choice at the local FBCI races back in the day. A couple friends had them they were real nice (mix/match tubes, custom geometry, etc). I'm guessing the quality/craftsmanship was comprable to the high-end stuff currently available from other manufacturers. Thanks for any info.
 

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I remember FF's. Are you sure they are closed for good. I thought he or Jack was building for someone else. He might be closed, but I don't know. I do remember seing his web site last year.

There a guy at Bicycle One in Gahanna who rides a Franklin Frame.
 

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He made me a custom fork,a copy of a bad Motobecane fork that got bent 531blades and cost $65.00 in primer,about1976-77. I still have the fork,but, don't use it.
 

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I think FF is still around

I have two Franklin's. A crit frame and a touring frame. The last contact information I have is:
Franklin Frame
7179 Reform Road
Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 763-3838

Hope that helps!
 
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