Re: [CR]Brit v Italian bikes


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 07:13:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Brit v Italian bikes
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20040415.053509.28170.346327@webmail10.nyc.untd.com>


>> "But the most evil thing that Raleigh did >> was to buy up the better competition like >> BSA, first whore the name out in their own >> country, and then subject it to further >> groveling in India. I think you could still >> buy a BSA in India today." > > it wasn't evil if you were a shareholder!

Unfortunately, the question is whether those companies could have continued to survive on their own. I suspect not, which is why Raleigh was able to purchase those firms. That would even include such revered shops as Carlton and Armstrong.
      Regards,
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia