Re: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?


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From: "feldman" <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>
To: "Christopher Oliver" <cao-clasrend@fritz.traverse.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Diane Lees" <info@hubbub.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 14:04:06 -0800


Avocet holds the "vaporware" record for the bike business with that computer--they advertised the original one for two solid years before it actually existed.

David Feldman


----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Lees"
To: "Christopher Oliver" ;


<classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2002 1:45 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?


> Here is what I remember and know.
>
> Avocet started out with their model 25 computer back in the mid-80's. We
> went to a special showing of this "revolutionary" computer at a hotel in
> New York during the NY Bike show (held at the old Convention Center in
> February)
>
> They then came out with their saddles and have been "adding on" since.
>
> The company was head quartered above the Palo Also bike Shop in California
> and has seen ups and downs continually.
>
> I think they were actually connected to Palo Alto at the beginning.
>
> Hope this shed a little light on them.
>
> And, may I ask why the interest? (Just a curiosity question)
>
> Regards,
>
> Diane
> HubBub Custom Bicycles
> http://www.hubbub.com
>
> At 11:40 AM 1/26/02 -0500, Christopher Oliver wrote:
> > > 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,
> >
> >--
> >Christopher Oliver, oliver@traverse.net
> > Sometimes it just pays to be a plastic bicycle.