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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-21-06, 10:42 PM   #1
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If you ever want to invest in a bike company

http://www.google.com/trends?q=trek+...o=all&date=all

Looks like searches for Trek bikes ebb and flow with the Tour, but there is a general upward trend. Other bike manufacturers also have such spikes, but not as big, except Huffy.

Generally, searches for bikes are going up, with the exception of Litespeed -- that's been going down slightly over the past 2 years. The biggest gain is Trek (and also Giant). Cervelo also has some healthy gains. Colnago is pretty stagnant. Huffy is stagnant too.

And, to put the Shimano/Campy debate to rest:

http://www.google.com/trends?q=shima...o=all&date=all
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Old 06-21-06, 10:44 PM   #2
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Oops, should be in the road forum. Mods, please move.
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And, to put the Shimano/Campy debate to rest:

http://www.google.com/trends?q=shima...o=all&date=all
Yeah, right:
http://www.google.com/trends?q=ferra...o=all&date=all

"They are lies, damned lies and statistics", D'Israeli.
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Yeah, right:
http://www.google.com/trends?q=ferra...o=all&date=all

"They are lies, damned lies and statistics", D'Israeli.
And just for the sake of beating dead horses:
http://www.google.com/trends?q=track...o=all&date=all
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trek saw there bubble with lance. hoped they saved there money for a rainy day. it's coming.
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It's my fault. I've tried to cut back, but just haven't been able to stop myself.
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"fixed gear" shows a better trend than "track bike"
"fixie" is used most by people in San Francisco =(
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http://www.google.com/trends?q=stove...o=all&date=all
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nice one http://www.google.com/trends?q=fixed...o=all&date=all
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even better: http://www.google.com/trends?q=fixed...o=all&date=all



do millions of people honestly have to look up how to cook their thanksgiving and xmas mashed taters? because that's what it looks like.
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uh oh:

http://www.google.com/trends?q=unicy...o=all&date=all

it's those Kiwis!

(that google trends is the best, btw)
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