Santee Auctions All Its Equipment

Renowned manufacturer of custom motorcycle frames and wheels Santee Industries is auctioning all its equipment Thursday June 21 at its location in Valencia, California (preview June 20 from 8 am to 4 pm). I have used many Santee frames, and it’s sad to see such a great company disappear. But as always during this type of event some are going to get at great prices some of the best modern CNC, tube bending machining, tig welding equipment, etc in the industry. Auction information: Roy Gamityan 818-884-3737 x 281 at Great American.    

11 Responses to “Santee Auctions All Its Equipment”

  1. 1 Brandon Huffner Jun 8th, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Sad, sad, sad…

  2. 2 CJ "Warden" Hanlon Jun 8th, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Wow, sad news all around. Like you Cyril, we’ve used these frames on many builds and always appreciated the designs and quality. Now the hunt is on for another quality frame builder we can depend on.
    Guilty Customs

  3. 3 Nicker Jun 9th, 2007 at 2:37 am

    They folks have been around a while.
    Any idea what caused them to close their doors…??

  4. 4 Sheriff Jun 9th, 2007 at 5:03 am

    As of my knowledge SANTEE was bought by Custom Chrome to use as a nice classic logoname for use in their Jammer Catalog.

  5. 5 Phil Jun 13th, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    Bummer 🙁

  6. 6 Dave Monroe Jun 14th, 2007 at 6:27 am

    Nicker.It seems that the responsible person is called China. If it’s true that Custom Chrome bought the name only, I guess they are going to market chinese frames under the name of Santee. Fucking business world.

  7. 7 Fausto Simoes Jun 14th, 2007 at 7:00 am

    There are still a few of us die hard North American custom frame manufacturers that make our products on this continent.

    Our products might cost slightly more than frames imported from Asia but we have the advantage of being able to make each frame a true custom frame-made to the customer’s specifications and including features and details that will make that particular chassis unique.

    Fausto Simoes
    MotoXcycle Inc.

  8. 8 John Jun 15th, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    growth> overcapacity> consolidation> growth>…..

    The de-industrialization of America continues…….

  9. 9 Nicker Jun 16th, 2007 at 12:42 am

    Right Dave……
    Well, text books tell us there are few winners (more often than not two losers)in head-to-head competition. The best strategy is differentiation in a niche you can dominate.

    So, maybe that points us to a future of innovative one-off high end products….????

    But then i don’t know, i’m just an old retired guy.

  10. 10 likearock Dec 10th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    To all,
    Any one know the new location of Santee Industries used to be a Sylmar, CA
    Thank you

  11. 11 Franklin Intl Nov 19th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I use to sell to Santee when they were located in San Fernando, custom exhausts, etc in the mid to late 70’s. Also sold to Invader Wheels too. Sorry to see both are gone.

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