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The Wylen Co., Ltd. - Hand Tools, Bicycles, & Bicycle Parts 1973?

The Wylen Co., Ltd. - Hand Tools, Bicycles, & Bicycle Parts 1973?

  • Publisher: Wylen
  • Date: 1973?
  • Derailleur brands: DNP?, SunRace?, Shimano
  • Derailleurs: DNP flat plate model?, SunRace?, Shimano Skylark?
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The Wylen Company Limited, of Taipei, was one of the earlier Taiwanese bicycle manufacturers that I became aware of - possibly in the early 1980s. I vaguely remember Wylen ten-speeds as being rather long in the wheelbase, rather heavy, and featuring Taiwanese components that I regarded, at the time, as being rather alien. But they looked well painted and reasonably competent. I, patronisingly, considered them to be crushingly dull and utterly irrelevant.

Little did I know that Taiwan would take over the bicycle world - I now wish that I had paid them more attention!