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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:48 am    Post subject: How annoying Reply with quote

I wonder where they got their idea for a company name?
https://www.syncros.com/ca/en/identity
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

maybe from here..

https://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com/wetsuits/category/quiksilver-syncro-wetsuits.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

Syncros was founded as a bike company in 1986, so that'd be some really fast brand theft. I've used their components since the early 1990s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncros

EDIT: Wait, just saw it says that right there on the link posted by Ms. Taboo too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

mikemtnbike wrote:
Syncros was founded as a bike company in 1986, so that'd be some really fast brand theft. I've used their components since the early 1990s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncros

EDIT: Wait, just saw it says that right there on the link posted by Ms. Taboo too.


Yeah, I have a Syncros seatpost on my 94 Cannondale and lusted after a set of their cranks back in the day. This is no big deal.

How about this, did VW steal their Alltrack name from Toyota? https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/a18...-all-trac/
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

Breaker one nine

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

tic, tic, tic, tic....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

Fish on!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

Too bad they're featuring Shimano. All hard cyclists know Sram is the best for road and offroad.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

I have this... before I got my Syncro

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

Yeah, another bike guy here. It's pronounced sink-ROS (with the S sound) and not sink-ROZ (as in, more than one Syncro). Never used their stuff myself but it's been acknowledged as top-shelf since its introduction.

When I was ten I got a Schwinn Corvette for Christmas and that bothered me until 1986 when I got over stuff like that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

ha - that's nuthin' !!

Here is the bottom:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSYNC
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

This thing used the name well before VW...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

campism wrote:


When I was ten I got a Schwinn Corvette for Christmas and that bothered me until 1986 when I got over stuff like that.


You were bothered that your bike had the same name as a 1600s French boat?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvette

I like the idea of a turning point of getting over stuff in1986.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:18 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

Does anyone know why VW dumped the term Syncro in favor of 4motion? I wonder if Syncro couldn't be preserved for VW's exclusive use.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

jimf909 wrote:
Does anyone know why VW dumped the term Syncro in favor of 4motion? I wonder if Syncro couldn't be preserved for VW's exclusive use.


It's probably because VW switched from a mechanical drivetrain to an electronic (in whole or in part) drivetrain and wanted to separate/distinguish the two generations. The nameplate "4motion" was introduced when VW began installing the Haldex and Torsen-LSD systems in their vehicles.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
Too bad they're featuring Shimano. All hard cyclists know Sram is the best for road and offroad.


LOL, not if you like brakes that don’t feel like mush and enjoy being able to upshift multiple gears with a single lever throw. They do have a nice method of brake bleeding though. Oh geez, is this turning into another oil thread?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

Merian wrote:
ha - that's nuthin' !!

Here is the bottom:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSYNC


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

honestly I'm still disappointed VW went with Syncro instead of Quattro..
should have gone with Audi parts AND powerplants in 1986 Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:18 am    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

danfromsyr wrote:
honestly I'm still disappointed VW went with Syncro instead of Quattro..
should have gone with Audi parts AND powerplants in 1986 Wink


did you want a Group B Vanagon, because that's how you get a Group B Vanagon Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:44 am    Post subject: Re: How annoying Reply with quote

danfromsyr wrote:
honestly I'm still disappointed VW went with Syncro instead of Quattro..
should have gone with Audi parts AND powerplants in 1986 Wink

I have to agree; Syncro sounds like you have a transmission problem. Well, in this case, perhaps it's fitting. Laughing
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