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Trek/Specialized to Merge: Wall Street Journal

Old 04-01-22, 07:43 AM
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Trek/Specialized to Merge: Wall Street Journal

I can't post the link because of the WSJ paywall, but:

"Sources say the $1.2 billion deal will buy out Merida's shares of Specialized, then combine the two bicycle corporations through a stock swap. The new entity, tentatively named "Spekulum" will be, by far, the largest seller of quality bicycles in the United States, and is expected to make both brands much stronger competitors internationally."
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Nice Try...
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
Nice Try...

Play along, way funner that way.
I don't expect to fool anyone beyond the clickbait title, the whole gag is the name of the company.

Feel free to fabricate your own "facts".

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I’m disappointed in the name.

It should be “Trekalized” in following with all the prior acquisitions.

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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
I’m disappointed in the name.

It should be “Trekalized” in following with all the prior acquisitions.

John

Where's the fun in that?
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Where's the fun in that?
It’s like the Delta house frat names…

Keith, you’ll be known as Trekker
Gary, yours is Soul Seller
Greg, henceforth you’ll be called Lanced

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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
I’m disappointed in the name.

It should be “Trekalized” in following with all the prior acquisitions.

John
I would have gone with "Spek"
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
I would have gone with "Spek"

I kinda did. You might want to google my version.
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The Justice Department is going to use a Spekulum so it can delve deeply into this transaction.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Play along, way funner that way.
I don't expect to fool anyone beyond the clickbait title, the whole gag is the name of the company.

Feel free to fabricate your own "facts".
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Yeah, about the name of the company ... not so much funny as it is gross, kinda like "high school" humor.
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Originally Posted by Jean_TX View Post
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Yeah, about the name of the company ... not so much funny as it is gross, kinda like "high school" humor.
At least it's not a three-way merger into "Giant Spekulum".
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
I would have gone with "Spek"
Or how about Sprek?

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For those who will listen to music while riding their new Sprek, check out these new earbuds:

https://www.jlab.com/products/jlab-i...s-6I%3D.wZnXzR

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Originally Posted by ofajen View Post
Or how about Sprek?

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Wanted to keep it to 4 letters, just as "Trek" is 4 letters.
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Originally Posted by Jean_TX View Post
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Yeah, about the name of the company ... not so much funny as it is gross, kinda like "high school" humor.
Keeping in the spirit of the holiday.
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Shrek....
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
At least it's not a three-way merger into "Giant Spekulum".
Or Canyon Spekulum. Surly Spekulum.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Wanted to keep it to 4 letters, just as "Trek" is 4 letters.
Drek?
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i heard that the Huffington post will sell stems & then hurry up on branding them under the Murray name.


They claim that the materials used are organic, ore at least started out that way.
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I like Trexspectorate as a name personally
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