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Old 08-29-09, 08:43 AM
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Browning Bike?

I'm having a hard time finding anything about Browning bikes. Can anyone give me the 411?

I'm looking at this...
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I have run across a few Browning road bicycles in my area and none have impressed me. Though nice enough, they are for the most part entry level Asian issue seventies or early eighties bicycles similar to the entry level Raleighs and Peugeots of the day. I might add that I pass on these bicycles though I have heard that the company did make a nice one or two.
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I had a Browning frame that was REALLY nice, looked to be late 60's early 70's, with that sweet "brown and cream" paint job! I took it to a few bike shop and they were all very impressed by it, one guy (Curtis ) told me that they were made by the same company that makes the Browning rifles, something about import/export laws on firearms? I forget? anyways that will kinda scratch the idea that they were "entry level Asian issue," well no, maybe not in the late 70's early 80's when the Asians were buying up everything, (and still are BTW) but mine was def NOT an Asian bike.

I'd offer dude $50.00 as it needs a bit of work.
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Just from memory but I believe that they were sold by the same Browning company that made and sold fire arms. I would have put them above the box stores bikes. Comparable to Schwinn Le Tour's. It seems that they offered 2 to 4 different models. I don't remember them making any high end bikes. They were also pricey compared to similar models of other manufacturers. I am of the opinion that they were made in Asia which is not a bad thing.
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I recall something about a funky front shift system involving a swinging panel in the other chainring.
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