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The Specialists Survive

The recent revival of cycling has had a mixed impact on the Canadian industry.

While adult Canadians returned to cycling in large numbers, the effects on the cycle industry were mixed. Unable to keep up with the changing demands of cyclists, C.C.M. floundered and collapsed in 1982, while a number of small, specialized makers emerged.

In the 1980s, Toronto-based Mariposa Limited built custom cycles like the 1986 tandem model (890207) now in the Museum’s collection.

The Rocky Mountain Bicycle Company Limited of Delta, B.C. has been making top-of-the-line mountain bikes for customers all over the world since 1981.