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    Are there ANY U.S. made tires around today?

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    Why do you ask?

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    What difference does it make?

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    Maybe the OP would like to Buy American? The way the $ is going soon we'll be making the tires for the Koreans and Chinese.
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    A while back, I was reading an article on Mexican bike tires, and it mentioned that the last Mexican manufacturer had quit making bike tires several years ago, and that it had been a number of years prior to that that the last American manufacturer had quit- both being killed off by Chinese imports. This was mainstream-type bike tires, largely serving Walmart-type bikes. There might be some specialty manufacturers in the high-end market, but not that I'm aware of.

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    The reason I ask is I would like to put American made tires on an American made cruiser and I ALWAYS try to buy American made whenever possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobn View Post
    The reason I ask is I would like to put American made tires on an American made cruiser and I ALWAYS try to buy American made whenever possible.
    Well, I generally try to buy Canadian made whenever possible ... but I've got German tires on my bicycle which I like very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Well, I generally try to buy Canadian made whenever possible ... but I've got German tires on my bicycle which I like very much.
    Are there any Canadian-made tires?
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    Why do you ask?
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    Last edited by rmfnla; 12-17-07 at 05:58 PM.
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
    Are there any Canadian-made tires?
    Not that I know of ... but actually my favorite tires are English, I believe, so they're sort of related to Canada ... commonwealth and all that. I wish I could afford them on a regular basis.

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    It is my understanding that Maxxis are US made but, I can't swear to it. I suspect that at least some of their bike tires are US made anyway. Its a solid US company though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
    Are there any Canadian-made tires?
    And more importantly, are the people who ordered these tires still alive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rnhood View Post
    It is my understanding that Maxxis are US made but, I can't swear to it. I suspect that at least some of their bike tires are US made anyway. Its a solid US company though.
    Maxxis is a Cheng Shin brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_D View Post
    Maxxis is a Cheng Shin brand.
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    what do you mean by “U。S。 made”?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobn View Post
    The reason I ask is I would like to put American made tires on an American made cruiser and I ALWAYS try to buy American made whenever possible.
    Coker carries a couple of BFGoodrich 26" tires that might be:
    http://store.coker.com/product.php?p...cat=459&page=3
    THis one is red, but there's regular black ones on there too.

    {Note that the tires listed on the Coker site are vintage/antique, so almost all of those "26" tires won't fit a bicycle, only the BFGoodrich's will fit a 559/26" MTB bicycle wheel...**

    I know there's guys using these that post on the motoredbikes.com forum, you could post there asking where these tires are made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpoints View Post
    what do you mean by “U。S。 made”?
    Probably means made in the United States, hence US.

    After all, American made means made in North or South America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Not that I know of ... but actually my favorite tires are English, I believe, so they're sort of related to Canada ... commonwealth and all that. I wish I could afford them on a regular basis.
    English-made tires?

    That could be confusing; do they leak air or oil?
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
    English-made tires?

    That could be confusing; do they leak air or oil?
    British tires ... and why would they leak air or oil?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    British tires ... and why would they leak air or oil?????
    Having owned 1950s British motorcycles in my mis-spent youth I had to smile at that.

    Fact remains though that they were built to last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sianelle View Post
    Having owned 1950s British motorcycles in my mis-spent youth I had to smile at that.

    Fact remains though that they were built to last.
    If you define "last" as sitting in your driveway waiting for parts (or the time to install them).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    British tires ... and why would they leak air or oil?????
    Apparently you've never owned a British car or motorcycle.
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
    Apparently you've never owned a British car or motorcycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobn View Post
    The reason I ask is I would like to put American made tires on an American made cruiser and I ALWAYS try to buy American made whenever possible.
    I guess this comes up a lot. Its good to help out the local economy. If manufacturing is not possible, why not direct your attention to the service sector or the distribution chain, the retailer? The local bike shops are individually owned and operated. You can still help out the local economy this way. Some local bike shops are part of a chain of stores. But some are not.

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    Just bought cruiser tires at LBS. Could have gotten them much cheaper on Ebay. If there is a problem I can always go back to the LBS right away. Not so with Ebay. Also have the opportunity to see product first hand. Only wish they were US rubber, BFG, Goodyear etc and Dunlop for the English 3 speeds. I guess I'm living in the past. Everything is made in China.

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