Brucey wrote:IMHO fashions have changed, and so has the market (perceived value vs cost).
However practicality has not changed.
So whilst those who might have bought a steel audax fifteen years ago might now buy something plastic instead, and those who might have bought a touring frame might buy a gravel bike instead (say) it doesn't make them 'bad bikes', just ones that won't necessarily sell as well as they once did.
Thanks for the considered reply Brucey.
Would be interested to see if anyone spots the frames being sold elsewhere under whatever brand.
Isn't it very likely that they still are?
For of course Pearsons/Hewitts or Byercycles didn't make them - they were churned out somewhere out east - though very nicely.
I would be interested in buying another frame - though I would fit a square taper BB - my Hewitt is external bearing.