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    Surly Bought Out by QBP

    So I go to the Surly website to get some info on their new hubs for disc brakes and I just get a "surly.com will return shortly" message. So I call them and find out that they have been bought by Quality Bicycle Products. Now it seems that QBP will be pushing this new line through all of their distributors. I don't know if they will change the name to a house brand or keep it as Surly. We'll see how they promote this new line for them.

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    Is this post a worm hole? Tesseract? A wrinkle in time?

    As in, didn't this go down years ago?
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    always has been

    Surly was started by employees within QBP. It has always shipped from QBP. I don't know who the exact "owner" is but it dos not sound like anything changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlurRider
    So I go to the Surly website to get some info on their new hubs for disc brakes and I just get a "surly.com will return shortly" message. So I call them and find out that they have been bought by Quality Bicycle Products. Now it seems that QBP will be pushing this new line through all of their distributors. I don't know if they will change the name to a house brand or keep it as Surly. We'll see how they promote this new line for them.
    surly.com is not the bike company site. http:www/surlybikes.com is.
    Surly has always been a QBP house brand and it has not been a secret.
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    uuhh, Surly's ALWAYS been owned wholly by QBP. It was started as a house brand, and it will always remain as such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlurRider
    So I go to the Surly website to get some info on their new hubs for disc brakes and I just get a "surly.com will return shortly" message. So I call them and find out that they have been bought by Quality Bicycle Products. Now it seems that QBP will be pushing this new line through all of their distributors. I don't know if they will change the name to a house brand or keep it as Surly. We'll see how they promote this new line for them.
    WHAT! Is Salsa next? nm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC
    WHAT! Is Salsa next? nm
    If Ross does that I will never buy another steel Salsa ... !

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    Just to depress You a little more...

    Ross does not make make His frames anymore, They are all made in Taiwan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearless
    Ross does not make make His frames anymore, They are all made in Taiwan.
    Okay I am "kinda" aware of that ... was my joke following Ken's posting that bad????

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    I got it....

    Quote Originally Posted by phatlizard
    Okay I am "kinda" aware of that ... was my joke following Ken's posting that bad????
    You didn't add enough CAPS and !!!!, I guess. Perhaps one of those little thingies. I think I'm going to Hell. This is the first time in any post that I used one of those things. Man, I can't seem to stop. They're so clever and convey so much insight in to my mood

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    that's nothing! I heard...

    Trek is trying to buy Bontrager and make it THEIR house brand! If that happens, well- don't even get me started.

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    Thanks for the real website. I had no idea this had already gone down years ago. Heck not even my LBS knew about this. I had tried to order some surly hubs from him and he had told me that he was not a surly distributor and could not get it. I told him today to call QBP and get pricing for the hubs and sure enough we got pricing on it. So hopefully I will get them soon and build my first single speed wheelset and my first single speed bike as well.

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    Not to rag on you or your shop, but it hasn't 'gone down' at all. Surly has NEVER been independent. They were dreamt up as a brand inside QBP to expand their reach in consumer market and product variety they had. At that point, all QBP had was Winwood, Alloy Acents and some cable stuff. Pretty cheezy items. I worked at QBP when the whole line of Surly was dreamt up. Oh, and Steel Salsa's are still made in the U.S.(so far as I know, made by Waterford/Gunnar) The scandium stuff is Taiwan though, not that there's anything wrong with that(unless you're into it purely for the "Soul" factor...).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    I worked at QBP when the whole line of Surly was dreamt up. .
    details man..were you one of the legions of ss freaks that commuted year round? I used to pass by the turn off of old shakopee road to QBP on my morning ride in to work back in the day and distinctly remember one sub zero morning passing by a dude on his way to quality riding a fixed CC wearing knickers(in sub 0 weather!!) while I had 2 pairs of tights and a goretex jacket on. <b>those</b> freaks are seriously hardcore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERoman
    Trek is trying to buy Bontrager and make it THEIR house brand! If that happens, well- don't even get me started.
    Not to mention how much I would freak out if Joe Breeze would drop his MTB line and came up with a bunch of commuter bikes .... OMG!

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    Nah, I wasn't quite hardcore enough to ride on the sub zero days. Most of the year I did though. You prolly passed Grayboy. That dude is simply dedicated.
    Just a regular guy.

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