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Old 10-25-03, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by JCM800
I'm curious to know how Shimano got so big. Years ago their components were found on entry level bikes and wasn't exactly impressive.

They bought suntour and used to make really good fishing reels. I have heard that Shimano was going to crack down un un authorized sales of their parts I didn't realize they were going to make us consumers grab our ankles when they did it. I really miss suntour they made some great stuff. My first Bianchi was all suntour. My friend still owns a Nishiki with suntours I find it a joy to work on it.
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