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    Brands that make you go eh...

    For me it was Trek. Didn't really hate the bikes but was never really excited by them either. Which is odd because they did everything I tend to like. Started out building hand made steel road bikes and were big in the boom days of mountain biking right as I was transitioning from the road to the dirt.


    So what is your ho hum contender?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    So what is your ho hum contender?
    Most of the large brands fit into this category to me. It's hard for me to get excited by anything by Giant, Specialized, or Trek. A lot of small brands that produced everything from kids bikes to high-end also fit into the category (but maybe a bit less so).

    I much prefer small batch production or custom bikes.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Same as above. Although one of my favorite bikes is an 83 Trek road bike that is now a single-speed. But I'll probably never buy another Trek, seeing what they did to Greg Lemond.

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    Yes I agree, once Trek stared grabbing up smaller makes and turning then into trash my opinion went from ho hum to dislike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    It's hard for me to get excited by anything by Giant, Specialized, or Trek. A lot of small brands that produced everything from kids bikes to high-end also fit into the category (but maybe a bit less so).
    Unless it says KHS on the downtube.

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    Ha^
    Seek: Old Mtn. Goat Bar Stem Combo.

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    I thought this thread was going to be another about Canadian bikes eh?
    Seek: Old Mtn. Goat Bar Stem Combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be another about Canadian bikes eh?
    That was funny...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    Yes I agree, once Trek stared grabbing up smaller makes and turning then into trash my opinion went from ho hum to dislike.
    Trek (and Armstrong) did a little more than that to Greg.

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    Grove
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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be another about Canadian bikes eh?

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    Kleins. Boooooring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Unless it says KHS on the downtube.
    Haha! Nice one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Kleins. Boooooring.
    Not with a paint job like yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
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    Plus anything from Kona.

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    Nice CCM. More pics please.
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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Salsa or similar stem. 1" threadless. 120 with rise.

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    Diamond Back.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Salsa or similar stem. 1" threadless. 120 with rise.

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    Diamond Back yes but I alway liked Kona maybe because my lbs at the time sponsored a Kona team..

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    Early Kona, Specialized, Bridgestone.. good stuff. Giant got better .. Trek got better w/ their Fuels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be another about Canadian bikes eh?
    "Now, now the Canadian Government has officially apologized for Norco on several occasions! "

    I'd say a bad run-in with Mavic Service...Sealed the deal for me....No more.

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    I wish there was some way to get the news out to all of the non-cycling folks that Schwinns have sucked for decades now. Probably for as long as cars have had seatbelts.

    Cannondales. Ugh. So over rated.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    Yes I agree, once Trek stared grabbing up smaller makes and turning then into trash my opinion went from ho hum to dislike.
    +One

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    The biggest disappointment is Schwinn. This is when the Schwinn name meant something, and I'm having to go back to 1939. And no, I'm not going to strip it down and race Repack.
    Brands that make you go eh...-motorbike.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Plus anything from Kona.
    Haha! Totally


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Nice CCM. More pics please.
    Like this?



    C.C.M. went down the tubes in 83 when they went bankrupt and the assets were purchased by Levy and left their location in Weston (Toronto) then Procycle who started producing strictly BSOs (cough, cough, Rocky Mountain). The original photo was of a 43 Rambler (I have a 63 Rambler - same bike I rode as a kid).

    more of the 43 Twin tube




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