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Old 07-03-11, 09:39 AM   #1
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Detel Legend 6000?

Know nothing about this company and even the internet seems scarce on details compared to when I normally plug in a bike. Apparently the company went out of business within a year and they only made 2 types of bikes? This being the more standard of the two. Know idea if that info is true, I read it off a blog

Only two models were made, the higher-end Marathon (Ishiwata 022) and the more standard Legend (Ishiwata 024). There was also a numeric designation (either 6000 or 4000) added to the model name to indicate the grade of the components..
It's a 10 speed and that's all the info that seems available to me. It's listed at $75 and I'm thinking about picking it up as a beater, though about half an hour away.
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Hey did you ever pick up this bike? I too bought a Detel Frame about a year back. I probably found the same info on this bike as you did, which is hardly anything. Ha!
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Brent Emery - still runs a bike shop in Milwaukee, WI and former Olympic athlete - was the manager of the Detel plant for its short lived operation. I ran into him a couple years ago at a swap and chatted him up. The idea was to import nice Ishiwata framesets, build them up and then sell them as a boutique line. Unfortunately, investors pulled out shortly after startup - 6 mos.? - and Detel went belly up.

Nice riding bikes tho not common except in the midwest. Certainly worth the $75 if in good shape.
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