Let's see your "Made in USA" road, touring, and mtb bikes!
My Serotta Colorado LT workmanship rivals any Italian, French, Austrian, English or any high quality European made bikes!
My Kestrel 4000 monocoque carbon fiber was the first made in the world (Made in the USA) and others are just far eastern cookie cuters.
My Trek 8500 mtb made in the USA, the Manitou II Fork (correction brought to my attention by ftwelder, thank you) Made in the USA.
Proud to be an American!
My IF, Fat Chance, Klein, Bill Boston, WTB Phoenix, new Trek cross bike and my fiance's Can-of-ale are all made in the US....I would love to have my hands on that Serotta though. Lugged steel Serotta and a ti Serotta are definitely on the short list. Hell, I wouldn't turn down a Meivici either...
Second hand American built frames are often as nice or nicer than many of the big European and Japanese names and can usually be had for very reasonable prices.
Thank YOU Mike. I love that Serotta, specially with Campy group.
I just left FL, if i was there I'd post pics of my Kestrel KM40, Klein, Zipp and Trek 2200! All made in USA
As is no surprise to anyone, huge +1 to 4ring and Gioscinelli; the US stuff is fantastic, and often more under the radar. I also agree whole heartedly about Serotta...I've wanted to get rid of it because of duplication, but it just rides so darn nicely. It's a really fantastic bike.
I'll post some apple pie American bike photos later.
Made right here in Carlsbad, just down the street from where I now live.
Oh man, I'll have to wrangle up some pictures later, but I have: '93 Dean, '91 Ted Wojcik, 97' Vicious Cycles, 49' Columbia, and a 37' Peerless.
Posted them too many times (and taking up bandwidth, too)!
I do have them listed in my Signature (you can tell which ones they are)...
American made - look for the union label:
The majority of my bicycles are built in the USA.
Here are a couple of my favorites.
My newest Chris Kvale.
My John Hollands.
My Waterford, brazed by Dave Wages. I love the way it looks and the way it rides.
The Waterford and Kvale above would make my top 10 of this forum list.
Road - 91 Serotta
Touring - 84 Ross Mt Hood
MTB - 93 Litespeed
My old Colorado II, probably from 1991. It rides very nicely, I wish I had a better photo.
GMTA on drop bar 1993 Litespeed MTBs!
All my C&V bikes have been built in the US. Only the Trek 900 is current;
1978 Trek 900
1986(?) Trek 400D
Well I have a couple;
Fat Chance (sorry no good pics of this one)
Klein (on loan to a buddy) and the WTB Phoenix
Bill Boston (currently being upgraded with new brakes/levers/bar tape...new pics soon)
Trek X01 (under construction, don't worry the PVC spacers are only there until I get a new hacksaw blade!)
I guess my French love affair has just about ended. (And frankly, thank goodness for that... just a little too high maintenance.)
Four "Made in US of A" bikes grace my collection at the moment: 1966 Paramount, 1972 Paramount, 1989 Paramount, and my 2012 Boulder Brevet.
I have exactly two - funny, they're both orange ;)
1979 Dennis Sparrow:
2002 Bill Davidson complete with admiring bird:
1973 Eisentraut, badged CID by a shop in DC:
1984 Trek 720:
1980 Trek 410:
Late 1970s/early 1980s (?) Ross Aristocrat:
Ross 294s (never been certain if this is an Allentown bike or contract made):
Ross Mount Hood:
1989 Serotta Track:
There's also a Lightspeed somewheres. edit: and I forgot the 71 Parmaount, too.
This is the oldest American bike I have. 1900 Nashua, 100% American made.
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1994 Jalapeno, Mostly American made. Campy track hubs and Mitsuboshi tires, saddle and cables. I think it has a Shimano caliper also.
27 530 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr
Oh, I've got a couple of these (check my arithmetic please) -
Early 2000 Mountain cycle virtue (made by Kinesis, slathered with USA branding)
Late 80's Stowe Criterium, made in Rochester NY.
1990 Cannondale Black Lightning
1984 Trek 610
1994 Merckx Titanium AX
MAYBE (think these were cinelli branded fisher backstock)
1991 Cinelli Ottomila
Also have a 1994 Hyper Metro BMX, a FBM Stairmaster BMX and a FBM Sword fixed.
Had a couple in the past as well-
1996 Cannondale r800
1995 Specialized S-Works Team
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