This instruction book indicates that ESKA and Favorit were brands of the same company until quite recent times.
What do I see in it? Well...:
- The wealth of design. This booklet is just so much more stylish than contemporary offerings from western giants like Raleigh or Schwinn
- The poverty of the quality of printing. Why in the worker-state is it the white-collar designers who come up with the goods and the blue-collar printers who produce such garbage? Was Communism an Art School project that ran amok?
- The strange wastefulness of the Soviet empire - in a 30 page document do you really need five pages for notes and six pages that show nothing but branding?
The Favorit Special derailleur features on scan 17