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    Senior Member AltheCyclist's Avatar
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    Sony made bikes? Sony Walkman Solarspeed

    Anyone ever ride one of these? http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/1589234342.html
    Know the quality or original OEM (I'm assuming it's not mfg. by Sony)?

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    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
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    Looks really low end, cottered crankset, nutted axles, and at one time had stem shifters. Usually consumer products companies put their names on low end junk basically.

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    Lanterne Rouge cb400bill's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Usually consumer products companies put their names on low end junk basically.
    I've seen bikes from Bang & Olufsen, Kenwood, and Pioneer and ALL were low end BSO's. (Bike Shaped Object). Rand seemed to make many of these and often they were used as salesperson contest prizes.

    Here is a Rand made B&O mountain bike.

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

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    Since 1938... JunkYardBike's Avatar
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    I bet Sony Walkmans are collectibles now. Takes me back...boy am I getting old.

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    Senior Member mojopt's Avatar
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    A friend gave me a bike that was used as a sales reward. It is a Randor. A real gas pipe special. The only redeeming factor is this thing is 15 or so yo and never ridden. Looks NOS. Actually it is a POS.

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    Mike

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