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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Some more excellent typed lists, press releases and order form. 1985-6

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File comment: Overbury's Company Info Sheet 1985
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File comment: Overbury's Covering Letter Jan 1985
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File comment: Overbury's Pioneer Info Sheet 1986
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File comment: Overbury's Wildcat, Puma & Lynx Info sheet 1985
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File comment: Overbury's Wildcat. Puma & Lynx Flyer 1985
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File comment: Overbury's Price List 1986
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File comment: Overbury's Order Form 1985
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File comment: Overbury's Shop Directions
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:40 pm 
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such a shame about their recent demise - but perhaps predictable...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:00 pm 
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While I love their bikes, their history and the way they ride, (I've had 3 over the years) even at their height they were a pretty shambolic company, with Andy being reclusive and his mum, Enid, running the front of house in her own special way.
TBH I was suprised to hear that they lasted that long.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:57 am 
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yes - had the same experience - really unreliable service and even irritable with customers. Had great potential and could have flourished.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:12 pm 
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I must have caught them on a good day ! although it did take five phone calls to finally get hold of Andy ! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:13 pm 
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I must have caught them on a good day ! although it did take five phone calls to finally get hold of Andy ! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:50 pm 
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I don't want to seem too misty-eyed about the period, or the quality of service, but I think this is what makes us love the small British builders so much more than the big Marin county guys. These bikes were individually built, bespoke, following on from generations of builders, with no eye on the mass market, or possibly little more than simply paying the bills.

In a way our builders seem doomed to fail in the long run, without the business acumen, and some might say sheer balls, of the US companies who generally get much less love over here, such as Gary Fisher, Salsa, Klein or Bontrager.

Our guys were just as original and forward looking in their developments, but never got the chance to be bought out by the big guys and farmed out to Taiwan, while the figureheads age gracefully while making quasi-historical videos on YouTube and passing their time out on the sunlit trails of the world or glad-handing it around the bike shows.

Just imagine how brilliant it would have been for the UK mountainbike industry if we could now have a Pre/Post-Trek Overbury's argument instead of Klein...8)

Ho hum, onward and upward....

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