rowerwet wrote:What about Bridgestone?
Bridgestone is a huge company.. and bicycles were [are] a small part of that. Bridgestone was one of my favorite bike companies.They did pull out of the US bicycle market in the 90's. The US bikes were a seperate division, with the bikes being designed by Grant Peterson. [It is not uncommon to have bikes vary from country to country] Grant made or designed bikes for riders… vs a marketing creation.. or a cookie cutter product.
Grant went on to form Rivendell Bikes.