Re: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?

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From: Jerry & Liz Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "feldman" <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>, "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 16:29:01 -0600


I also seem to recall model III hubs with (if memory serves) magnesium bodies and perhaps titanium axles and/or QR spindles. Don't know if they were ever actually produced. Perhaps they thought better of the magnesium bodies. The model I and II hubs (Ofmega made) were actually pretty nice, though, as were some of the other Avocet bits. And the Avocet women's saddles (still on all my wife's bikes) were the best available until Georgina Terry got into the saddle business. I think the saddles (and maybe Terry's also) were made in Italy, possibly by Selle Italia.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: feldman
To: Christopher Oliver


<classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>; "Diane Lees" <info@hubbub.com> Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2002 4:04 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Avocet Question + history lesson?


> 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.
> > >_______________________________________________
> >
> > _______________________________________________
>
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