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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:25 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:59 pm
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Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
Simplex - gear shifters that were the weapon of choice during the early/mid eighties and marmite derailleurs - you either loved or hated them.

Maillard - quirky hubs that required a special tool - swallowed up by Sachs who morphed into Sachs.

Gipiemme's still knocking around - a lot of there stuff was re-badged and not their own design. They still 'make' wheels.

Spidel - the original French attempt at a groupset (mainly a Maillard / Simplex / Stronglight combo platter)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:23 am
Posts: 503
Location: Edinburgh
Muddy Fox?
Alpinestars? Dont think they make bikes anymore.
Raleigh - do they still make serious bikes?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:55 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:47 pm
Posts: 231
Location: South Manchester
Raleigh do - a friend of mine has just bought a Raleigh Clubman and it's lovely.

Did Muddy Fox make road bikes? I never knew!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:06 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:47 pm
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Location: South Manchester
kgt wrote:
DrewSavage the reason some pieces claim a higher price has to do with many things. Quality, heritage, collectability, rarity, current trends, etc etc.


A very good point. I guess what I'm after is good equipment that isn't necessarily subject to current trends and may be under-rated or unknown by many people?


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