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Makers of the only bike part that your grandchildren will give to their grandchildren after lifetimes of daily use.
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Makers of overpriced, overhyped, heavy carbon stuff.

(I sure do like my 7.8 SES wheels, tho)
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Makers of the hub that blew the lid off Powermeters for the general public.

SRAM the company that bought Powertap, took the intellectual property and killed it.
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Makers of Stainless Steel chains.

YBN
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Another brand SRAM killed.
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Torpado.
If memory serves: The bike with the longest wheelbase Sheldon Brown had ever ridden.

Edit: They are still in business! https://www.torpado.com/en/torpado-history/

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Nuvinci.
Makers of non-servicable friction boxes that as a secondary function may also propell a bicycle. --Actually great for e-bikes.
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Gevenalle.
Assemblers of other manufacturers components into combination brake lever/shifters.

Awesome for people who just want stuff to work & don't have time or care to give concerning interoperability of components.
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Norco...Also Sekai.
There is a story there. But, I don't remember enough details to be accurate. The gist is the ¥/$ value changed and the factory couldn't do both lines anymore. Norco won and we still have them to this day. The bike shop that had Sekai's built closed last year on account of the owner (a genuinely nice guy) wanted to retire.
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Steve B included Huffy in post #30.
Oops. I stand corrected. Overlooked that.

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I think Chris King would take issue with being called “obscure.”.
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I wanted someone to have the opp, but must have slid through the cracks
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I wanted someone to have the opp, but must have slid through the cracks
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I’m down with OPP.
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By the way - contra an assertion offered earlier in this thread that Rohloff hubs will inevitably last for generations of use, a search for "Rohloff failure" produces a surprising number of results. But there's no reason to doubt that the average Rohloff hub is likely to last as long as, or longer than, almost any similarly complicated bicycle component.
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
By the way - contra an assertion offered earlier in this thread that Rohloff hubs will inevitably last for generations of use, a search for "Rohloff failure" produces a surprising number of results. But there's no reason to doubt that the average Rohloff hub is likely to last as long as, or longer than, almost any similarly complicated bicycle component.
It was mostly hyperbole to play into the bullet-proof reputation. As far as any failures, yes. It is possible for anyone to abuse anything.

I rebuild gearboxes for a living. I don't see the Rohloff as anything particularly complicated. But that's just me.
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Originally Posted by saraturner3
oh yeah Shimano
Oh yeah what?
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Anpi. (I have an Anpi seatpost, labeled Made in Spain, a cheap copy of a Campagnolo/Campy two-bolt post.)
So close... Campagnolo!
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Modolo. I thought a set of black Speedys would really dress my bike up.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
oh yeah what?
opp!
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