Re: Fwd: [CR]Origins of Trek Bicycle Company


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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 13:25:17 -0600
From: John Thompson <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: Fwd: [CR]Origins of Trek Bicycle Company
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richardsachs@juno.com wrote:

> wasn't hogg a hired helper?

Hogg was running the Vitesse bike shop in Bloomington IL before starting Trek. I don't recall anything about a fire at Stella prompting the beginning of Trek, but Vitesse certainly had a strong French heritage.

> the owner was in the appliance industry, if memory serves...

Yes, a distributor of Amana and possibly other appliances -- Richard Burke, IIRC. I believe his son John is still with Trek.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA