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Team JeanDeLaTour and Scott USA frames(6 posts)

Team JeanDeLaTour and Scott USA framesohmk1
Jul 12, 2002 4:40 AM
Anybody notice that the Jean DeLaTour team is using SCOTT USA frames-funny thing is though, I don't think they sell these frames in the States. I could be wrong though. I also noticed that another team is using TIME frames. I didn't even know that TIME made frames. I wonder who really built those frames. Anybody have more info?
re: Team JeanDeLaTour and Scott USA framesstr8dum1
Jul 12, 2002 5:13 AM
time makes frames (check out Hot deals forum for an ad and pic) and scott USA is NOT sold in the North America (no Canada either)

too bad b/c they have 900g polished frames (HOT!)
re: Team JeanDeLaTour and Scott USA framesgrandemamou
Jul 12, 2002 5:48 AM
Time has been making frames for a while. I used to see a small number of them years ago but none lately. Scott used to market frames in the US but I don't think they do anymore. You might be able to do a search and find their site.
Time framesboneman
Jul 12, 2002 7:38 AM
Time's first effort at frames was the all carbon Helix, probably around the mid-90's. Logic was that they were the leading manufacturer, at that time, of carbon forks so why not apply the know how to frame building. There's currently a Helix on EBay. A very favorable review was done by ??Bicycle Guide?? at the time.

These are rarely seen due to their limited distribution and production. The story I heard was that kind of like the late BMW Z-1 where production costs were higher than the sale price. Production cessated around 1997 and subsequent Time frames were Al and more recently Al/Carbon rear. Both the Scott and new Time carbon framed bikes used in the Tour are in CycleSports??? current issue. Worth taking a look at for a closer view.
Scott USA roadbike linkMe Dot Org
Jul 12, 2002 8:37 AM
Scott road bikes can be seen at:
Feedback on Scott USASteve_O
Jul 12, 2002 8:57 AM
The question about Scott USA came up a while back on one of the forums. Apparently Scott was bought up along with Schwinn a while back (back when Schwinn was owned by Questor). After the buyout the plan was to market Scott in Europe and Schwinn in the States.

A few years pass and eventually Schwinn falls into the hands of Pacific and Scott is spun off as a now primarily European brand. As far as I know there are no Scott dealers or distributors in the States.

Remember this is all Internet hearsay but it sounds correct, right? Scott USA does have some pretty hot bikes and every now and then one shows up on eBay...