List of Mass Framebuilders/Manufacturers?
I know that this forum is more for the discussion of custom, one-off bike frames, but what I'm looking for is something a little different. Maybe someone here can help me.
A friend of mine is looking to start a bike company. Not making the frames himself, but specifying the geometry and details of the frameset and having a third-party manufacture them. He's not interested in making a cheap piece of crap, but rather a high-quality lugged steel frame. Is there anywhere that I can find a listing of bike frame builders that might fit that description? Someone that can handle making maybe a hundred frames at a time...preferrably Italian (although I'd also accept French, Asian, or British)? Please point me in any direction that comes to mind. Thank you.
Again, I apologize if this is the wrong venue for this discussion.