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Years of Operation:1975 - 1978
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Weyless was founded by a colorful individual named Lester Tabb, a multimillionare who ran a Mint in Greenwich Conn.  Born in Brooklyn, Tabb was later called a power hungry, bipolar lunatic in a book written by his son George. Anyway, Tabb began riding an Olympia bike in 1972 and got very excited about bikes and riding.  He rode Cinelli rollers in the Winter but wanted to make a better set of rollers with steps on the side to ease mounting.  Weyless was founded and in addition to the rollers Tabb's company manufactured a variety of nicely made components designed by Bill Shook.  Tabbs cycling business venture downfall came when he added clothing to the mix.  The clothing was made of wool that was supposed to not shrink.  The wool shrank, the clothes fit poorly, and this basically did the firm in.  Tabb moved his family south and remodeled Tara, the home from Gone with the Wind.  Eventually it is rumored, that Tabb ended up in jail as a result of some weird Florida real estate shenanigans.  His son George gained success as a writer chronicling his disfunctional family life in a memoir titled Surfing Armageddon - Fishnets, Fascists, and Body Fluids in Florida.
 Weyless was a US east coast based company (Rochester, NY) that produced only four items (seat post, hubs, cable clips and training rollers).  This Weyless company is not related to the late 1990s - early 2000 bicycle parts company that made low to mid-grade bike parts like stems and seat posts. The hubs and rollers were with sealed bearings. There seems to be little known about this company because it wasn't around very long and went out of business presumably because the parts were expensive and the 1970s bike boom died, taking a lot of small companies down with it. Oliver 'Butch' Martin who was a big name in late 60s and early 70s racing was part owner of the company.  
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