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Old 01-26-24, 11:13 AM
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Enve
Makers of overpriced, overhyped, heavy carbon stuff.

(I sure do like my 7.8 SES wheels, tho)
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Powertap.
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.
I have Enve 3.4s with a Powertap hub. I love them. That said, they came on a bike that I bought used. I'd never pay full price for that setup.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
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.
The revival in the 70s included 10 speeds which I think were "normal" colors, and a men's 3 speed in traditional green and yellow. I got a call from a friend at a garage sale many years ago and wondered if I wanted a JD 3 speed for $40. I said yes, as my father-in-law was farming with JD 2 cylinders at the time. I thought he'd get a kick out of it.

It turned out to be a JD women's 3 speed. I was able to track down that those were not marketed, but were given to the wives of JD implement dealers. At the time I got mine, one had sold at auction for $1400 or so. I have no idea of the collectibility of it these days, but I still have it.
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I was just in Walmart. Decided to stroll past the bike section. They had a drop bar roadie for $248.00. The brand was Nazz. 3 x 7, stem shifters, Shimano RD and a Kazlino FD.

Hot!
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Blackburn
? Wish I had $10 for every Blackburn rack I’ve seen. I used to have one of their windows trainers and one of their seat bags and some bottle cages.
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? Wish I had $10 for every Blackburn rack I’ve seen. I used to have one of their windows trainers and one of their seat bags and some bottle cages.
You'd indeed be a rich man.
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Zeus components.

Galli components.

Rigi bikes.

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you'd indeed be a richer man.
fify :d
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Is Panasonic still around?
https://cycle.panasonic.com/catalog/pos.pdf
https://alexscycle.com/collections/panasonic
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Viking

Viking - bike builder founded in Wolverhampton in 1908 , at one point the largest bike manufacturer in the city. Went belly-up in the ‘60s and the name was bought by a company in Derry, Northern Ireland. My first “good” bike ~1977 was an NI Viking - pale blue 531, low-end Campagnolo drivetrain. I outgrew it pretty quickly and replaced it with a Peugeot.
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TTT or 3T, you decide.
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Any of us with promo material given out at trade shows over the decades could easily add a staggering number of names, but it's more fun to try to dredge them up from memory.

That said, I've just spent an enjoyable few minutes thumbing through The Bicycle Industry's Source and Reference Guide (1998), Italian Bike Industry - The Buyer's Guide, a surprisingly elaborate spiral-bound Masciaghi Bicycles catalog, A&G Bike Market Update (97th Edition) (listing at least a hundred Taiwanese manufacturers), and France Cycles in the World (to place this one in time, there's an article titled "Sachs-Huret: the European Alternative in Answer to the Japanese Challenge").
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Condor. I have one made in 1972.

https://www.condorcycles.com/
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Avocet
Found the fellow oldster.

P.S. I'll see your Avocet and raise you a Zefal.
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Obscure, folks. Obscure.

According to its website, Zefal has been around for 140 years. I had a Zefal frame pump back in the 80s. It also makes fenders, lights, etc., etc., etc.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Obscure, folks. Obscure.
I blush at your kind compliment. I stroked that Zefal frame pump almost as much as I stroked my teenaged self in the 80s.
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
I blush at your kind compliment. I stroked that Zefal frame pump almost as much as I stroked my teenaged self in the 80s.
Guess it couldn't have been that good, or you got too many flats.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Guess it couldn't have been that good, or you got too many flats.
As a matter of fact, I've had hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of flats. I'll bet more than a thousand.
The highly-effective Zefal pump (which is still operational to this day) was the solution, not the cause or prevention,
Zefal pumps were the greatest boon to cycling before Look introduced the clipless pedal.
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Pelissier - French high end hub maker BITD.
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
As a matter of fact, I've had hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of flats. I'll bet more than a thousand.
The highly-effective Zefal pump (which is still operational to this day) was the solution, not the cause or prevention,
Zefal pumps were the greatest boon to cycling before Look introduced the clipless pedal.
TMI, dude. TMI.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
TMI, dude. TMI.
Hahaha! Took me a second. I was being strictly literal about the Zefal pump.
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Mafac "Racer" center pull brakes. Had them on my Mercier in HS
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Trimble bikes ( Road Test/Bike Review (1988) TRIMBLE Mountain Bike )

I got to test ride a mountain bike version way back when they first came out. Really different riding experience.
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