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Anyone know what happened to aclass-wheels or alexrims?

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Old 09-13-05, 01:32 PM
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Anyone know what happened to aclass-wheels or alexrims?

www.aclass-wheels.com and www.alexrims.com have been down for a few days now. Anyone know if something happened to the company? I just redirects to http://tektro.com/suspended.page/.
I didn't know Alex Rims was affiliated with Tektro.

Additionally, anyone know how to service the rear bearings on a Performance Fuego wheel (OEM Aclass ALX-320 wheel)?
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www.aclass-wheels.com and www.alexrims.com have been down for a few days now. Anyone know if something happened to the company? I just redirects to http://tektro.com/suspended.page/.
I didn't know Alex Rims was affiliated with Tektro.

Additionally, anyone know how to service the rear bearings on a Performance Fuego wheel (OEM Aclass ALX-320 wheel)?
Maybe they were bought out. Look what SRAM is doing in it's quest to stop ShimaNo.

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I was told by a Specialized rep a couple of years ago that Alex wheels were built by Shimano...not sure the ownership there.
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I am pretty sure....not positive though....that Specialized owns Alex.
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Hmm, nothing too telling using domain names.
Tektro and A-Class Wheels have the same admin contacts. Hmm...

Registrant:
Alex Machine Industrial Co., ltd.
No.21-2, Pel-Shi Chou, Min-Ho Village,
Shan Shang Hsiang Tainan
TW

Domain Name: ACLASS-WHEELS.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Hornsey, Robert [email protected]
Severe Promotions
53 Jin Ma Road
Taichung
TW
04-7682239 fax: 04-7682238
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Domain: alexrims.com
Status: Active

DNS:
NS15.VOSN.NET
NS16.VOSN.NET

Created: 1999-04-26
Expires: 2006-04-26
Last Modified: 2004-08-18 19:37:26

Registrant Contact:
Alex Machine Industrial Co., Ltd.
- - ([email protected])
No. 21-1, Pei-Shi Chou, Min-Ho Village, Shan-Shang Hsiang tainan
-, -, tw
P: +0.00 F:

Administrative Contact:
Alex Machine Industrial Co., Ltd.
- - ([email protected])
No. 21-1, Pei-Shi Chou, Min-Ho Village, Shan-Shang Hsiang tainan
-, -, tw
P: +999.9999999 F: +999.9999999

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Registrant:
Tektro Technology Corporation
338, Sec. 2, Chang Shui Road
Pu Yen Hsiang Chang Hua Hsien,
TW
Chang Hua, Taiwan
TW

Domain Name: TEKTRO.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Hornsey, Robert krista[email protected]
Severe Promotions
53 Jin Ma Road
Taichung
TW
04-7682239 fax: 04-7682238

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Registrant:
Specialized Bicycles Components
15130 Concord Circle
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
US

Domain Name: SPECIALIZED.COM
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This is recent. The Alex website was up and running about 2 weeks ago I think. I'm looking at entry level road bikes, and was looking up differences between rims that came with the bikes (all Alex).

I checked again, and found that it redirects to Tektro. Perhaps a buyout, or perhaps Tektro's owned them for a while and they're consolidating webservers or something.

Hopefully they'll get it sorted out.
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