Re: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?


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Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 17:23:48 -0500
To: "feldman" <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>, "Christopher Oliver" <cao-clasrend@fritz.traverse.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Diane Lees <info@hubbub.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?
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Good word! They were exasperating - at best!

Diane

At 02:04 PM 1/26/02 -0800, feldman wrote:
>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" <info@hubbub.com>
>To: "Christopher Oliver" <cao-clasrend@fritz.traverse.net>;
><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.