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Old 01-25-24, 02:20 PM
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it was the first lbs bike I owned. I saved up paper route money, and bought it in 73 when I was 14.
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American Eagle is also a Netherlands-based MTB company, partly owned by the legendary racer Bart Brentjens. A good friend of mine rode their Atlanta 2.0 hardtail for a while - excellent bike!
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In the early aughts, you could purchase fairly generic road frames new on eBay. They were decent enough quality and nobody else seemed to have them.

I had a Curloo and an Olympus (scandium, not a camera). Both were perfectly solid performing aluminum bikes. Unlike unheard of bikes from a boutique maker, these were likely mass produced basic frames that were painted to give them a niche. Good luck finding a derailleur hanger.

Of my current collection, I’ve never seen a Tallerico or Spectrum in the wild. I’ve only seen 2 or 3 Canfield's. There’s lots of Ritchey’s but they’re rare enough that when I see someone else on one, we’re instantly buddies.
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According to this site, John Deere enjoyed huge sales of bicycle in the 1890s ($150,000 worth) but ended in 1900. They sold adult bikes again in 1973-75.
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Is Panasonic still around?

I had a Maruishi in college.

And what about Shogun?

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Originally Posted by Eric F
I've got one on my MTB.

Mine is on my fat bike. They looked like the only game in town for a 12 speed on a Shimano HG freehub. Happy with it, but not enough snow this year to really do a lot of riding. Warm winter
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Rudge - Mine was a touring bike when I got it in 1960 in England. It had a 4 speed Sturmey Archer gear set in the hub and made it it into a light heavy racer (?) with a fixed wheel (48t crank pulley and a 12t sprocket.

I loved that bike.
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No mention of Huffy yet!!! And it was a TdF bike.




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Originally Posted by _ForceD_
No mention of Huffy yet!!! And it was a TdF bike.




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Steve B included Huffy in post #30.
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You can alsoretrofit the Sensitivus Powermeter in any metal hollow axle you want if you are the DIY type.

They also make a much copied shock absorbing seat post and much lusted after 120 gram brake set.
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