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East West Bikes Parts Ways with Colnago

As many know our story, East West Bikes evolved from our predecessor shop Banning’s Bikes.  Perhaps no one was more responsible for pushing Banning to open the shop than Colnago.  At the time, Colnago’s distributor and sales representative approached Banning and encouraged him to take that huge leap into small business ownership.

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Prodotti Speciali… The rare look inside the Campagnolo Factory… The Holy Grail of the Cycling Industry!

When I first fell in love with road cycling, I started to hear about the mythic componentry coming from Italy that truly made a good bike great. As I started to see images in the magazines of Euro Pro races, I not only noticed the weird looking shifters (compared to what came spec’d on my bike) but started to stare in lust. The shape was sexy and I couldn’t help wishing my bike got me as turned on. I wanted to feel up those shifters and run my hands along those smooth curvy brake calipers and derailleurs from those better bikes

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