Re: [CR]Origins of Trek Bicycle Company

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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 12:44:40 -0800
From: "Jan Heine" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Origins of Trek Bicycle Company

For those of us not yet born then or still living on different continents or not yet into bicycles, when did all this happen, approximately?

Maybe a timeline of American builders/manufacturers would be useful. Could start from the very beginning. With all those glorious pre-WW I brands, when American bikes were considered the best of the world. But mostly the current stuff, from Wastyn via Paramount, the early pioneers such as Eisentraut and others, etc. The little I know is from Konlin/De la Rosa's book "The Custom Bicycle," not the most reliable of sources.

It should include off-topic brands, such as Diamond Back (may have been on-topic in the early days) and Cannondale.

If this is of no interest to this list, please e-mail me off-list, and I'll put it in an upcoming issue of Vintage Bicycle Quarterly on American cycling... -- Jan Heine, Seattle Editor/Publisher Vintage Bicycle Quarterly c/o Il Vecchio Bicycles 140 Lakeside Ave, Ste. C Seattle WA 98122