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    Anyone heard of Crown Olympic?

    Anyone heard of Crown?

    Here's one for sale...
    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/2405177636.html

    And another...
    http://hamilton.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLa...AdId=284139360

    They look like the same model, but the second one says "MONICA" on the seat tube.

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    I assume you googled the brand.

    If so, brands that don't show up on google, from that era, are almost always private label, store brands. Back in the 1970s, everyone sold bikes. Hardware stores, gas stations, discount stores, wherever. So companies would take their generic bikes, and slap on any label you wanted. 99.9% of them were junk.

    By the mid 1980s, some of the private label stuff got pretty good. The gas stations and discount stores got out of the business. So much of the private label stuff was built for bicycle shops. They tended to have higher standards, so that stuff was often good.

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    Well, I just did a google search, and see you posted the same question to roadbikereview.com. Interesting that the answer there was pretty similar to mine (department store bike from the 1970s).

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    it looks like the same bike, maybe spruced up a bit on the CL listing
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    naw never heard of it, i see this guy's listing all the time on Tdot's craigslist, doesn't look like anything special though

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