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Old 01-24-24, 03:04 PM
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Name a brand...

Hi everyone,
I'm bored and sitting here on my Chesterfield I started thinking about the more obscure brands I've encountered since starting work in a bike shop near forty years ago...back in the mid '80's.
I'll only name one brand of component and leave the rest to you who are just as bored as I am and have nothing better to do on this raw, winter day.

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Shimano. You find it on BSO.
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Anpi. (I have an Anpi seatpost, labeled Made in Spain, a cheap copy of a Campagnolo/Campy two-bolt post.)

Atox - small plastic hip flask-style bottle, perfectly sized and shaped to conceal in your jersey pocket for that semi-legal atomic boost you needed in the final 20 kilometers of a 1980's Belgian classic.

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Genesis. Wally World brand, or used to be. Can't remember if it had a Shimano groupset or not.
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The e-moped market is overstunk with odd no names: macwheel mukkpet, pexmor, oraimo, meachow, himiway, ancheer, astiromotor...and none of those are "fake" technically they are all brands that exist probably mostly on Amazon with Alibaba and his 40 thieves but I have seem them in real life. It is probably mostly all the same exact "bike" from the same sweatshop in China.
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Jupiter Beat. I've found mentions of them with hexagonal tubing, but the bike I'm riding has round tubing.
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Revell
Loved their model kits.
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Last summer I was out on a ride and broke a pedal axle. 50 year old pedals. I pedaled one footed to a local bike shop. Asked if they could help me out. Bought a new pair of pedals but I had forgotten my cranks were French threaded. The mechanic was befuddled. He then made a phone call to somebody and started naming the parts on my bike.....
Lyotard... pedals
Huret...derailleurs
Zeus...cranks
Ended up tapping the threads on the Zeus cranks to 9/16" standard.
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Coda.

IIRC, my first touring bike (cannondale T 700( had a Coda crank, saddle and pedals. The pedals crapped out during a 7 week tour in Andalucia. I was lucky to be able to make it to Cordoba, where I found a bike shop.
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Tunturi. Made in Finland. They donít make bicycles anymoreÖI think they stopped making bikes in the early 80sÖbut they still make stationary fitness equipment. I have an old Tunturi road bike that I still ride frequently, like the one pictured (thatís not mine).


https://www.tunturi.com/en/

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Originally Posted by _ForceD_
Tunturi. Made in Finland. They donít make bicycles anymoreÖI think they stopped making bikes in the early 80sÖ
Looks like they're back in the bike business.

https://tunturi.fi/en/product-category/tunturi-bikes/

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John Deere
I visited the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, IL while riding across the country. We had a day off at a hostís house in Davenport, IA, so I took a ride over. Neat place where you could climb up into some large equipment.
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Sun Ringle, which is now owned by the company who owns Reynolds.
Araya. They've been around a long time.

https://www.araya-usa.com/
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I visited the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, IL while riding across the country. We had a day off at a hostís house in Davenport, IA, so I took a ride over. Neat place where you could climb up into some large equipment.
In the mid 70's there was a bike club in the quad city area that was sponsered by John Deere. A few guys had their frames painted JD green with yellow lettering. Definitely stood out in races.
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