Re: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?


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Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 11:40:20 -0500
From: Christopher Oliver <cao-clasrend@fritz.traverse.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?
References: <200201260941.g0Q9ffj91774@winery.garlic.com>
In-Reply-To: <200201260941.g0Q9ffj91774@winery.garlic.com>; from siverson@garlic.com on Sat, Jan 26, 2002 at 01:41:41AM -0800


> Can anyone fill me in as to who is behind the company, who designed and
> then made their stuff, and when and where they started.

I ran across an ancient Palo Alto catalog when organizing my junk, and this was in my mind. I recall Jobst saying something about Palo doing domestic tire manufacture when European sew-ups were not being reliably imported. Soooo.... Jobst Brandt, Palo Alto Bicycles, and Avocet: what's the connection?

Awaiting another lesson in left coast bicycle history,

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Christopher Oliver, oliver@traverse.net
Sometimes it just pays to be a plastic bicycle.