Lynskey Performance Designs
I was in the market for a new Litespeed, specifically a Ghisallo when the LBS suggested a Lynskey which is made by the original owners of Litespeed.
Since they are just over a year old, I would love to hear from individuals who have purchased a frame. I don't doubt they have the potential of being quality frames however I am reluctant to spend all of that money on a frame if the company isn't making it. The lifetime warrenty isn't worth much if they aren't around.
How would one find out how many frames they have sold in the last year in comparison to Litespeed?
In this video interview, Lynskey projects 2,000-3,000 frames per year.
VIDEO: Interbike '06: A chat with titanium bike makers David and Mark Lynskey
I have read before that Litespeed sells over 10,000 frames per year, but I don't know the current numbers.
You can't go solely by how many units sold per year to determine how long a company will be in business. You can be huge and still unprofitable and you can be very small but highly profitable.
I would worry a bit more about one-man operations since the owner could be run over by a bus or have a heart attack tomorrow and the company would probably cease operations immediately unless someone else was interested in taking over.
You aren't likely to have any warranty issues with titanium anyway. And if you did, there are a number of companies who can repair them for a reasonable cost.
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