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Is Blackburn out of business??(7 posts)

Is Blackburn out of business??kol
Feb 12, 2002 4:39 PM
I want some Chicane cages but cant find any.
re: dunno 'bout the cages but...Akirasho
Feb 12, 2002 10:00 PM
Blackburn is part of Bell Sports (the helmet folks). You should be able to order any of their products through your LBS... or contact Bell Sports.

http://www.bellsports.com/main/about/contact.html
http://www.bellsports.com/main/about/bellbrands.html

We abide.

Remain In Light.
I think soSpoke Wrench
Feb 13, 2002 5:50 AM
Blackburn, Rhode Gear and Vista Light are all pretty much dead in the water. It's a tough business.
Chicane bottle cagesNessism
Feb 13, 2002 7:24 AM
As someone else mentioned, Blackburn is part of the Bell group. I love those guys, sent in two worn out mini-pumps and they sent back two new ones for free - lifetime warranty.

Just picked up two of the off road version of these cages. Only 53 grams, very sturdy, good looking, and made from stainless so they won't mar the bottles too bad. Good stuff.
Chicane bottle cagesjs
Feb 13, 2002 7:30 AM
they actually WILL mar bottles, eventually, because they are coated with something... Performance (local store) has 'em on close out, not listed in online catalog.
BummerNessism
Feb 13, 2002 8:39 AM
Coated? I wonder if some steel wool would remove the coating?
I used fine grit wet-dry sandpaperjs
Feb 13, 2002 9:28 AM
it won't affect the bottles for awhile, and I used mine on mtb so if you're not too rough and don't get them dirty maybe you won't have this problem