>"If I recall they had some nice lugged frames hanging from the
>ceiling. Many shops slap their names on bikes they don't make."

this can't be overstated enough. during my 1979 trip
there, i was floored by the sheer volume of branding
going on; private label bicycles, pantographing, lines
of clothing. if only 10% of those obscure names were
discovered (all being the names of the corner store
in some little village) one would think that another
90 framebuilders were just unearthed.