Re: [CR]Orbea bicycle

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From: "henox" <>
To: "Phil" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Orbea bicycle
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 06:31:09 -0700

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From: "Phil"
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 6:27 PM
Subject: [CR]Orbea bicycle

Phil asks:
> Anyone know how old of company is Orbea bicycle Co. is?

Orbea was founded by two brothers in 1840 to manufacture guns. Bicycle manufacturing started in the early part of the 20th century and gun manufacture was phased out around 1930.

Orbea became a worker's cooperative in the early 1960's and today produces about 250,000 frames per year.

Hugh Enox
La Honda