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Old 12-13-07, 01:38 PM   #1
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Are there ANY U.S. made tires around today?
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Old 12-13-07, 05:28 PM   #2
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Why do you ask?
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Old 12-13-07, 08:50 PM   #3
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What difference does it make?
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Old 12-13-07, 09:24 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-14-07, 06:26 AM   #6
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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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Old 12-14-07, 06:07 PM   #7
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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.
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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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?
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Old 12-14-07, 06:40 PM   #9
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Why do you ask?
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Old 12-14-07, 06:53 PM   #10
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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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Are there any Canadian-made tires?
And more importantly, are the people who ordered these tires still alive?

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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.
Maxxis is a Cheng Shin brand.
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what do you mean by “U。S。 made”?
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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.
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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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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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?
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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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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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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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Apparently you've never owned a British car or motorcycle.
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Apparently you've never owned a British car or motorcycle.
my brother's '78 mini leaves quite a nice puddle of 20w50 in the garage or where ever it gets parked
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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.
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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