QUOTE (danb @ Jun 26 2011, 01:44 AM)
ok guys i have had Zero luck locating Ken Pendergraft or any thing about ELF bike company. I am now more determined than ever to get this done. we have already started making prototype parts. We have an aluminum frame however im thinking that we will be doing a Chrome-oly frame instead. they seem the be the better rout and weight the same.
any help would be awesome in this. i would love to just take the name but i dont want to do that then have some guy come out of the wood pile claiming that i owe them money
I also need to find some Elfs frames so i can check them out for geometry and what not.
Its awesome that you want to bring back ELF. I've had my 6 pc bars for over 15 years now. I do miss that company. I see that your looking into getting the name for yourself and I see your looking for the old owner. I was just wondering if you have looked into who owns the rights to the name now? Maybe its been sold or sitting up-for-grabs in a trademark/copyright type office. There has to be a legal trail with the name itself. I would go that route. It could be imposable to find an old owner but if your looking to take a name for your company, the government has to tell you if its taken, and I believe "who" owns it is public information too.
I also saw you mention doing a chromoly prototype. I think being that ELF was so on top with tech back then that its only fitting to go the True Temper route if you do a steel frame. OX Platinum double cross, light and stiffer than a chromo with regular chainstays. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif