On the heels of the bad news that Saratoga Frameworks has been shut down by Divine Cycling Group comes the great news that the team will be joining No. 22 Bicycle Company. Not only that, but the team is setting up shop locally.
I’m interested to know if this means they’re buying the ex-Serotta facilities from DCG, or select machines, or if they’re setting up shop completely separately.
No. 22 Bicycle Company, a boutique brand of titanium frames and complete bikes, announced today that it is launching a new framebuilding operation in upstate New York.
The operation will be composed of a team of industry veterans, drawing from the production staff of the recently closed Saratoga Frameworks with a combined 53 years of titanium building experience. The team will be led by Scott Hock and includes Frank Cenchitz as head welder, Caleb Sesselman as welder, and Bill McDonald bringing his considerable experience to finishing and paint.
Read the full press release via No. 22 Bicycles.