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Old 02-06-10, 04:17 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-06-10, 08:39 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-06-10, 09:52 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 02-06-10, 09:55 PM   #4
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I bet Sony Walkmans are collectibles now. Takes me back...boy am I getting old.
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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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