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Bikes: rockhopper, delta V, cannondale H300, Marin Mill Valley
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Originally Posted by Rob512350
Not bad. I haven't heard of Breezer. I like the price, but I'd rather buy from a store. Most LBS in my area offer free tune-ups/adjustments for the first year after purchase.
From Wikipedia "Joe Breeze (born 1953) is a bicycle designer and bicycling advocate. He was an early pioneer in the development of modern mountain bicycles, and is widely considered to be one of its inventors, along with other pioneers, including Tom Ritchey, Charlie Kelly, Charlie Cunningham, and Gary Fisher. Breeze is credited as having built the first special purpose mountain bike frames - the Breezer Series I."
Breezers are not made by Joe in a garage in Mill Valley anymore, I'm pretty sure of that
, but they still are great bikes. I'd much prefer a Breezer over a comparably priced Trek or Specialized.
Mike Sinyard was the first to make (in Taiwan) and import mass produced, affordable mountain bikes. Before that mountain bikes were exotic custom machines hand built by guys like Ritchey, Fischer, and Breeze.
The bike Sinyard produced was the Specialized Stumpjumper. There's one in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's collection.
Taking your bike to the shop for adjustments and tune-ups is inconvenient. Learn to do it yourself at home and save yourself the trip.
Last edited by qmsdc15; 08-16-11 at 06:02 PM.