Amclassic, Inc., voluntarily closed its Taiwan factory and has stopped manufacturing of the American Classic brand. Negotiations are underway for sale of the Trademarks, Intellectual
Property and Technical know-how of the brand’s hub, rim and wheel technology.
“We thank our AC customers and staff for their support over the years and sincerely regret the impact of these actions,” says Bill Shook, company founder, who adds “This is a new beginning for the AC brand and our technology. The challenges of the bicycle marketplace led to this decision. We are fortunate to have our health and will go on in a new direction without the stress of the factory. This is the start of a new journey in the best sport in the world.”
Over the years, American Classic has introduced a number of novel designs, sometimes straying from bandwagons everyone else jumped on (like with their Boost hub flange spacing), but their wheels have long been well received and their rims sometimes pushing the boundaries of light weight.
Bill Shook is continuing his design work and will be available for consultancy work on a project basis. Wheels and parts are available in the US at BTI http://www.bti-usa.com/ and internationally https://amclassic.com/distributors