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Originally Posted by brakemeister
That Columbia was made in the USA ...Magneet was an importer like a few others ..at least I am pretty sure .... I had one of them its a nice bike BUT SUPER HEAVY .... and it was fun when one handlebar starts slipping ..lol
The one I have says it was built in Weesp, Holland by Magneet. It may have been designed in the USA... I will have to check when I get home again. I bought it because it 1) fit my bride and she needed a bike to ride around on here in Iowa that summer and 2) because it was unusual. It has a lot of neat little features on it, like the plastic bushing for the headset/pivot with the embedded contact for the head light to provide power from the rear mount generator, the folding pedals are of an unusual design too. I agree that it is heavy for it's size.
I know that Magneet was a builder back in their day, I used to race against a Dutch guy back in the 1970's that had a very nice Magneet road bike with Campy equipment on it. IIRC they were sucked up by one of the conglomerates and quietly disappeared.
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