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Old 01-30-24, 09:43 AM
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Supplying us (perverts) with French and Swiss thread BBs for Hollowtech II cranksets.
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Trispoke - just love those wheels
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KHS Bicycles, Inc., model TC-150 (Comfort series). Bought it new in 2012 and have 15,700 miles on it and counting (about 11 miles per good weather day).
Bought it before I really knew about bikes after my Giant Farrago gave up the ghost.
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who remembers their first pair of Sampson clipless pedals?
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Originally Posted by jadmt
who remembers their first pair of Sampson clipless pedals?
Vaguely remember the name but never had a pair.

Not exactly obscure (more like OG), but Christophe toe straps and Spenco gloves.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Free Spirit from Sears. I owned at least two as a kid.
I owned one as an adult. It takes some of us longer to figure things out.

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Old 02-05-24, 11:30 AM
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Bata, maker of the Bata Biker, the best non cleated cycling shoe, EVER.
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Old 02-05-24, 12:09 PM
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What about Flickstand? Gone? but not forgotten.
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
Manufacturers of munitions and bikes: Browning, BSA ("Birmingham Small Arms"), Iver Johnson, J. C. Higgins, Manufrance ("Manufacture Français d'Armes et Cycles"), Mossberg (made in my home town of New Haven, CT), Royal Enfield
Scott-Mathauser

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Also Husqvarna, Orbea, Steyr/Puch.
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Old 02-20-24, 01:31 PM
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Morgul-Bismark

Anybody like Morgul-Bismark?


By-the-way.., would you like a "quality bicycle"? Here's one from Inline:

All in a convenient 3" box.
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Old 02-20-24, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat
What about Flickstand? Gone? but not forgotten.
Haha--I remember those useless pieces of dung. Never made a lick o sense to me.
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I’ll add these bike brands from my orphan collection…
  • Gull’zweirad - Switzerland
  • Crescent - Sweden
  • Miele - Canada
  • Austro Diamler - Austria
  • Razesa - Spain
  • Romani - Italy
  • Civilian - USA

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Old 03-12-24, 05:43 PM
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I would say Tranz X MTB components , Sachs transmisison before buying purchased by SRAM, Rigida (average quality and heavy rims), Air B (french made anti puncture tubes that were made between 1991-1996), Ambrosio (high end italian rims but not commonly seen on the market), Fir (high end italian rims but not commonly seen on the market), Gipiemme (high end italian wheels that were made in the 90's-00's , still made but confidential production (Gipiemme wheels), Cilo (defunct swiss brand), Icon (Trek subrand of cabon forks, stems, seat post, and bars) ,eolic wheels (high end made italian wheels used by pantani back then), Iscaselle, Wheeler (once a popular MTB company rarely seen nowadays), Cycles Jean Marie Pilorget (well known french framebuilder that could weld titanium, aluminium and steel and made top of the range frames), Profica (high end french frame builder until the year 2000 which was as reknown as Cyfac bought by La Compagnie du Vélo and no more making any frames)
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American Cycling magazine ad- April 1966

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Grab On - Foam handlebar grips.
A lot of those named are found all the time in the C&V forum!
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Old 03-13-24, 12:39 PM
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Kuota and Moda.
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Old 03-14-24, 03:41 PM
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Old 03-14-24, 09:26 PM
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ACME. There has to be an ACME bike brand. Just ask the Roadrunner
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Old 03-15-24, 04:14 AM
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Some old school BMX Stuff

Z-Rims, made out of Zytel. I was suckered into buying these POS's.


And my old pride and joy - it was stolen, and I know who did it!! Selling for upwards of 5k now.
Skyway TA - BMX awesomeness.
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Bauer
Sunflower (or Kansas Cycle & Supply?)
Trojan

I missed these if they were mentioned.



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Dare I mention my Centurion? Made by CInelli of course...

The 1983 Centurion CInelli/Project frame, made in the Cinelli supervised Chiricao shop near Milan.
From the 1983 BIkeology catalog


...and in the flesh
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