Re: [CR]Re: Toei 50th Anniversary Specials/Sugino products


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From: "henox" <henox@icycle.net>
To: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>, "Kenneth Stagg" <kenneth.stagg@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Toei 50th Anniversary Specials/Sugino products
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 09:29:14 -0700
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Kurt wrote:
> Did a little Googling, these are a Sugino-made near TA clone. I
> wonder what sorts of other cool bike stuff the Japanese make but won't
> bring into the US?

Kurt:

It isn't that the Japanese "won't bring cool bike stuff into the US" as you put it..

Many (maybe most) small Japanese manufacturers simply have no means to get their products into the US unless it is ordered by a US based importer (like Rivendell who sells to consumers) or importer/distributor (like QBP who sells to bicycle dealers).

You are making it sound like there is Japanese conspiricy. There isn't.

Basically, if enough consumers ask for (or demand) a product, eventually the bicycle industry will respond.

Hugh Enox
windy La Honda