Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
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If you use the Search function, limiting your search to the C&V forum and search "titles only", you should bring up some information on the background of this bike brand.
My own recollection of Vista is that they were a direct competitor of Schwinn targeting the lower end of the Schwinn line-up. Their headbadge was designed to look exactly like the older Schwinn badge. I'm not sure if they were sold by department stores but I know they were found in some LBSs. The bikes I saw were heavy, Ashtabula crank models that would compete with a Varsity. They also made upright handlebar models. The search indicates they made a few mid-level models, but I've not seen much activity with that brand so they must not have produced many of their better bikes.
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