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Old March 14th, 2006, 3:21 PM   #6
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Wow that is 180 degrees from what I thought happened. Then again I lived in one of the biggest sales regions for fats during the heyday. I suppose I always assumed they were just as popular everywhere else. It never dawned on me that CC ended up leaving basically broke and broken. What a bummer.

That same recession (circa 1991) nearly killed patagonia. They responded by cutting most of their product line annd ultimately regrouped to great success.

IF does seem to be getting by but I think it's just barely. They are making a living but not getting rich by a long shot.

I am interested in building bikes as a hobby but the writing seems to be on the wall as to how it fares as a business.
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