[Classicrendezvous] S-A dead (was: Brooks Saddles are Back. . .)

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Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 10:18:50 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Monkeyman <monkey37@bluemarble.net>
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] S-A dead (was: Brooks Saddles are Back. . .)

>>We're delighted to be able, once again, to offer the finest saddles in the
>>world. Note that the B-17 Champion Special, the B-17 Titanium and the
>>Swallow (black) were backordered, and are not expected until
>>January. Most other models are in stock.
>This is very promising. Note the backorders (things most in demand) are for
>Brooks' most expensive items. The prospect of the company's top models
>getting the highest markups should let Brooks fans breathe a little easier.

Maybe I'm one of the few that cares, but nobody has posted about the fact that Sturmey Archer is DEAD, GONE, LIQUIDATED. . . Yes some of the tooling may be going to Asia but will they be making the same stuff? Don't get me wrong I like Brooks saddles and believe that they were saved in the 11th hour is great. Only I think the loss of S-A throws a huge shadow over the whole deal. S-A was one of the oldest cycling oriented companies in the world and this loss deserves a moment of silence. . .

. . . If any company deserves the title classic, Sturmey-Archer does. Maybe I'm just an internal gear freak, maybe I'm nostalgic, or maybe everyone is in shock. I see this as one of the saddest things to happen to the bicycle industry in a long time. Anyway I just felt I needed to post about something that's being left out of all the happy "Brooks is back" discussion.

wearing a black band, Brandon Ives

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