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Old 04-27-03, 03:25 PM
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OK, guys-I'm gonna let you in on a poorly guarded secret about TdF bikes: Chances are, no matter what the brand on any component is, the actual part was custom-made. I know that derailleurs are commonly custom-made from some off-the-shelf parts, and some custom-machined parts. Tyres are often special-ordered and built just for the one team (almost always by Veloflex, BTW), and then, another manufacturer's name is put on it. I'm nearly certain this applies to saddles, too.
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