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Ever wonder where your bike came from?(9 posts)

Ever wonder where your bike came from?hycobob
Feb 12, 2003 2:44 PM
With the reduction of the worlds largest naval sub forces the bike industries must have been foaming at the mouth. Here is the mother of you real steel rig.



And here is one for the Ti riders, myself included...although its a Russki.



And last but not least one for the carbon fiber crowd...maybe.

I never have to wonder ...Humma Hah
Feb 12, 2003 3:01 PM
... both the cruiser and the Paramount are Chicago Schwinns. No doubt they're made from recycled steel beer cans from the '60's.
Scot nicol's garage...MrCelloBoy
Feb 12, 2003 3:14 PM
whatever tasty components that were laying around at the time...Mavic MA 40's on specialized hubs, Suntour Cyclone, and some other classic bits.
I know I've had it, but...hycobob
Feb 12, 2003 3:16 PM
For some reason I can't picture steel beer cans anymore. I guess that I've had too many of the new ones

Ahhh! Green Death....rwbadley
Feb 12, 2003 3:41 PM
I grew up on that stuff. The Rainier brewery was a school field trip for us. I understand it has been turned into condos or something now... a shame.

RW
Here we "R!"js5280
Feb 12, 2003 10:31 PM
R! R! R! R! R! R! :-)

I have a vague memory of a Rainier beer commericals something along these lines. I think it was Capital Letter R's with legs running around making jokes about the letter R. I also remember something about Reindeers too. I think they were pretty popular commerical at the time but I was only a kid. Am I crazy or does someone else remember this? Can't find any thing on the Web to support my lunacy. Actually I have a friend named Rainier too! He lives in Austin and is a cyclist. Time for bed. . .
Here we "R!"tremblay
Feb 12, 2003 11:08 PM
Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer Beeeeeeeeeeeeer.

That's the Ranier I remember, from the 80s, I guess. Imitate the sound of a motorbike driving away and changing gears, or something like that, when saying the name.
Here we "R!"rwbadley
Feb 13, 2003 6:17 AM
Oh yeah!
Early-Mid Seventies I think. I really liked that one. The motorcyclist was driving off away from the viewer with a clear shot of Mt. Rainier in the background.

For a while Rainier had some Great advertising. My Dad was a printer at the time, and he brought home some of the posters from that ad campaign -inspired work.

Their beer is not the same now as back then...

RW
Yep, remember that one too!js5280
Feb 13, 2003 10:14 AM
Some marketing guy must have done a good job. However I was WELL BELOW the legal drinking age at the time so maybe not. I do remember though they were very funny, a lot like the Superbowl commercials strive for nowdays. They might have been Superbowl commerical, can't remember. . .