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How bikes are *really* made
There's a thread elsewhere on BF about whether it's possible to buy a parts group made in the USA. Buried about a billion posts down is a really interesting article about how bikes are really made, and why Taiwan is so important to the bike business. The article is 6 years old, but still worth reading.
This would not be new news to any of you who have done foreign sourcing in your lives, but it's a good primer on what foreign manufacturing looks like for companies that do their design/marketing in the U.S.
Here's the link to the article (it's long, but interesting):
And here's the original thread:
parts/groups made in USA
Credit to BF member geoffvsjeff for posting the article (which I guess has been around BF before, but I hadn't seen it).