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Old 02-18-13, 07:22 PM   #1
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Am i the only one who has a bike frame made in Cambodia?

I know i never seen it before so are many made there.should it be a concern for me?
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Old 02-18-13, 08:04 PM   #2
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No. Just ride it.
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Old 02-18-13, 08:05 PM   #3
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cool i know i get to paranoid about this stuff.
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No, don't ride it. The Cambodians are still pretty mad that America didn't do anything to stop Pol Pot. They have been known to take their revenge by sabotaging consumer goods that they know, or suspect, may be headed to America.
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im just kinda weird lol
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Have you ever been to Cambodia? If not, you should check it out as it's quie nice.
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I know i never seen it before so are many made there.should it be a concern for me?
It's hard to tell without pics!

Post 'em up!
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I had a bike from Korea once, a Le Prix. It worked fine.

Just ride your bike, enjoy its uniqueness. I haven't heard of them sabotaging their own exports. Rebel1916, do you have sources?
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I had a bike from Korea once, a Le Prix. It worked fine.

Just ride your bike, enjoy its uniqueness. I haven't heard of them sabotaging their own exports. Rebel1916, do you have sources?
I'm pretty sure he's joking. I never encountered any animosity toward Americans when I spent time there. If fact, most educated/well-trained people were wiped out, which can easily be observed through their society, therefore, I don't think the remainder hold a grudge.

If you're ever in PP, be sure to stop here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_S21

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Killing_Fields
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Bike manufacture in Cambodia has become pretty common: lower labor costs, duty free export to the EU.

Consider: bicycles are by-and-large late 19th century technology.
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Some of the best stuff in the world is made in South Korea and Japan so I would think Cambodia may have about the same technology. Take a look at Hyundai for example, Some of the most technologically advanced cars and heavy construction equipment available today and with high quality to boot. I think the Asian countries products are fine for the most part.
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Some of the best stuff in the world is made in South Korea and Japan so I would think Cambodia may have about the same technology. Take a look at Hyundai for example, Some of the most technologically advanced cars and heavy construction equipment available today and with high quality to boot. I think the Asian countries products are fine for the most part.
To be fair, there is a night and day difference between the lives of urban dwellers in Cambodia vs. South Korea/Japan. In the countryside, the difference is even larger. I definitely would NOT lump southeast Asia (with a few megaurban exceptions) with JPN/KOR in any modern terms.

But I think all three could easily maintain a few factories to weld some 7005 or 25CrMo4 bike frames together.

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To be fair, there is a night and day difference between the lives of urban dwellers in Cambodia vs. South Korea/Japan. In the countryside, the difference is even larger. I definitely would NOT lump southeast Asia (with a few megaurban exceptions) with JPN/KOR in any modern terms.
+1. Singapore - definitely, Cambodia - not so much.

Another travel ad: Khmer Rouge related tourist "attractions" such as the Killing Fields and S-21 are big in Cambodia, understandably. But if you (not you personally, acidfast) ever go there, visit other sights as well. Angkor Wat is simply astonishing, for example. Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, etc.

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+1. Singapore - definitely, Cambodia - not so much.

Another travel ad: Khmer Rouge related tourist "attractions" such as the Killing Fields and S-21 are big in Cambodia, understandably. But if you (not you personally, acidfast) ever go there, visit other sights as well. Angkor Wat is simply astonishing, for example. Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, etc.

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+1 Angkor Wat was astounding, especially after seeing the model in the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Also, PP was an interesting city.

SE Asia is great for a few-month holiday.
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Old 02-19-13, 11:15 AM   #16
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Just talk loudly about the manufacture of your bike whenever you are within earshot of a hipster. It will irritate them greatly that a non-hipster has something more unique than they have.
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Believe what you want, but the truth is that many of the locals are still pretty pissed about the classic Dead Kennedy's song Holiday in Cambodia. Cultural differences made it hard to understand the meaning of the song and Cambodia, as an organization, totally took it the wrong way. They often take revenge on bikes made for export.
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Frames, with the brand name on it, are all that are 'made'. all the other parts are bought and installed.

Be it Felt, or Merckx.
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windchaser - I forgot to mention, just don't get it wet.
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