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Sad news hit us yesterday when we heard about the death of Andy Paradowski of Hayes Disc Brakes.

This is an actual childhood photo of Andy, and I can honestly say after hanging out and getting to know him when I was the Hayes buyer for QBP that this photo is a true representation of his personality.

Here is a more recent photo of him...

If you knew Andy you knew that he was a great technical resource, a great mechanic, a bike freak and an all-around great guy. 

Every year he would stop by the Surly booth to B.S. about stuff and have a shot of bourbon with me.  Unfortunately, because of our busy schedules we did not meet to say hello this year, and now I am deeply bummed about it

Our best regards goes out to his family, friends and all who knew and loved him. 

Andy, you will be missed.

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About Snackey

Peter is Surly’s general manager. It is his duty to go to meetings and to herd this motley crew of creative, mostly anarchistic introverts into a somewhat organized unit aimed in one general direction, and that is cause for at least some reflection. Peter occasionally takes lovingly artful photos of his own stereo equipment and shares them on Facebook in much the same way others post pictures of their children or pets.

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