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Old 05-27-11, 05:01 PM
Thrifty Bill
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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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