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Old 03-31-18, 10:15 PM
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Zebco acquires Shimano

Originally Posted by scubagirl View Post
ZEBCO ACQUIRES SHIMANO

AP: Zebco, well-known maker of consumer economy fishing rods and reels, announced today that they have finalized a merger with Shimano of Japan, maker of bicycle parts and fishing gear.

The combined organization will have a capitalization of about $1.4 billion.

A spokesman for Zebmano said that they will immediately stop production of bicycle parts to move manufacturing capacity into the expanding sport fishing equipment sector of the leisure market. "With Americans becoming more obese and favoring stationary leisure activities, it only makes sense to stay ahead of market trends and get out of the shrinking bicycle exercise sector before it crashes," said Mo Piscia, taking questions for Zebmano at a press conference.




















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Zebco Acquires Shimano

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Old 04-01-18, 03:14 AM
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Thanks for posting/reposting!

This got me attenzione as me dad's brother was a sales representative for Zebco back in the 1950's & 1960's so much of the family's fishing tackle bore that name.

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Old 04-01-18, 03:37 AM
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Also in the news ... Colnago to produce a classic steel frame road bike bike to be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. The "Walnago" will feature a non-lugged "hi-ten" steel frame with stamped drop outs, heavy steel components and rims, plastic saddle, plastic pedals, stem shifters and "retro" "turkey levers". The sleek model comes exclusively in a 21 inch frame size with 26 inch wheels. It will weigh 38 pounds. The " Walnago" will be produced in Taiwan.

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Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
Also in the news ... Colnago to produce a classic steel frame road bike bike to be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. The "Walto" will feature a non-lugged "hi-ten" steel frame with stamped drop outs, heavy steel components and rims, plastic saddle, plastic pedals, stem shifters and "retro" "turkey levers". The sleek model comes exclusively in a 21 inch frame size with 26 inch wheels. It will weigh 38 pounds. The " Walto" will be produced in Taiwan.
I think we should hold a naming contest. I propose "Walnago."
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Old 04-01-18, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
Also in the news ... Colnago to produce a classic steel frame road bike bike to be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. The "Walto" will feature a non-lugged "hi-ten" steel frame with stamped drop outs, heavy steel components and rims, plastic saddle, plastic pedals, stem shifters and "retro" "turkey levers". The sleek model comes exclusively in a 21 inch frame size with 26 inch wheels. It will weigh 38 pounds. The " Walto" will be produced in Taiwan.
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This press release sounds perfectly plausible save for the country of origin as Formosa. Nation far too upmarket for this sort of product in today's cycle manufacturing melieu.

"Enjoy that Walnago boys and girls!

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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
I think we should hold a naming contest. I propose "Walnago."
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Ooooooops! It is "Walnago"! The "Walto" is a 41 pound balloon tire "cruiser" bike made by Colnago for Wal-Mart in Formosa.Press release has been revised! Juvela .. the optional cast iron kickstand weighs an additional 8 pounds. Get a real workout on your "Walnago" boys and girls!

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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
What year is my '87 Bianchi Brava? It is black.
Post pics first, non drive side showing clearly, make sure you show the bar wrap/tape and the brake pads also.

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Ack!

This thread has been hijacked to discuss bicycles.

Since it are a Zebco thread we should be ardently discussing sport fishing tackle.


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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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Ack!

This thread has been hijacked to discuss bicycles.

Since it are a Zebco thread we should be ardently discussing sport fishing tackle.


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How about Shimano commuter fishing gear? 😋

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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
How about Shimano commuter fishing gear? 😋
The answer is YES. Before Zebco acquired Shimano, they purchased Popeil - so ZSP now has the Popeil Pocket Fisherman, a perfect commuter compact rod/reel combo.
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