Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
> Sean Flores <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Could someone explain the stronglight/spidel connection to me? Did
>> a google search and all that came up were a bunch of bikes and
>> auctions with the dual marquee.
> Spidel was a consortium of French companies formed in the early 80's
> to produce full gruppos to compete with Campy, Shimano and Suntour.
> Spidel never actually made anything, just rebranded the components of
> participating companies.
Actually, I think it was mostly a response to Shimano. The Italians had a similar consortium called "Ultima" which included Campagnolo and several other Italian manufacturers.
John Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Appleton WI USA