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Old 05-19-04, 05:48 PM   #1
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American made bikes

I just recently purchased a bike (Goose XR 200), I'm hooked and now it's time to buy a quality bike!

I want to purchase an American made frame.

Are these bikes (frames) still made here in the U.S.A. ?

Are there any I don't have listed ?

1. Calfee
2. Cannondale
3. Serotta
4. Merlin
5. Trek

Where is a Kona built ?

Thanks for any knowledge given, great forum!
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Old 05-19-04, 05:52 PM   #2
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http://www.usstuff.com/bikes.htm

list of bikes made in US. Looks like all the ones you posted are made in the US.
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One great American company is Seven Cycles.
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Old 05-19-04, 07:56 PM   #4
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Wow.................. Seven Cycles is very impressive.
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I just recently purchased a bike (Goose XR 200), I'm hooked and now it's time to buy a quality bike!

I want to purchase an American made frame.

Are these bikes (frames) still made here in the U.S.A. ?

Are there any I don't have listed ?

1. Calfee
2. Cannondale
3. Serotta
4. Merlin
5. Trek

Where is a Kona built ?

Thanks for any knowledge given, great forum!
There are TONS you haven't listed. I personally own two more for your list.
1 - Aegis
2 - Titus

just a few others you didn't list in no particular order
Independent Fab
Strong
Moots
Litespeed
Klein
Lemond
Etc...
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Old 05-19-04, 08:10 PM   #6
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Not to mention:

Richard Sachs
Albert Eisentraut
Dave Kirk
Tom Kellog (aka Spectrum Cycles)
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Old 05-19-04, 08:23 PM   #7
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I believe Dean bikes are made in the USA? My uncle has a Dean road bike, very nice ride
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OMG, nobody bothered to mention Specialized Bicycles & Components...they were founded in Morgan Hill CA, United States in 1974, way before alot of these other companys that were mentioned...wouldnt own anything else.
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I thought they were just "designed in the USA" now...
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I think most of their high end stuff is still made here or in italy.
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S-Works only in USA (at least that was the case last year, I'm not at a Specialized shop any more).
Not all Litespeeds are made in the USA-any alu bike they make is not.
Waterford makes a fine steel bike. There are, as has been said, many manufacturers not listed here.
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Those bikes and that list is misleading.
Yes, Cannondale bikes are made in the USA but some of their bikes are not.
All titanium Litespeeds are made in Tennessee. The aluminum ones are not.
All Specialized are made in Taiwan except the S-Works, I believe.
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i like Dave Kirk's stuff... he rarely gets mentioned here... i really like his philosophy, and obviously his bikes, too
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So, how do you tell an american C-Dale from a non-american one ?
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According to their website, all of Cannondale's frames are made in the USA. I spent some time waiting at a Cannondale shop with several different models, and all had thier trademark "Handmade in USA" logo. C'dale's accessories are made in various places, usually USA, Taiwan, or Mexico.

Not only does the Schwinn famliy make the Waterford line, they have their less expensive Gunnar line, named after the family dog, that I believe is US made as well.

I'm waiting for a line of US made components that are compitition for Shimano, Campy, Sram, Sunrace, and Sachs.
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If well designed and made American bikes are the topic, we've got to mention Waterford and Rivendell.
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According to their website, all of Cannondale's frames are made in the USA. I spent some time waiting at a Cannondale shop with several different models, and all had thier trademark "Handmade in USA" logo. C'dale's accessories are made in various places, usually USA, Taiwan, or Mexico.

Not only does the Schwinn famliy make the Waterford line, they have their less expensive Gunnar line, named after the family dog, that I believe is US made as well.

I'm waiting for a line of US made components that are compitition for Shimano, Campy, Sram, Sunrace, and Sachs.
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Waterford used to be the Paramount line in Schwinn. They split off to become Waterford. Anyway I can come up ith some more.

Kelly
Habanero
Javelin
Surly
Firemans Texas Crusier (lance has their t-shirt)
Psycle Werks
Alpine Designs Bikes
Ritchey
Landshark
Bohemian Bicycles
Columbine Cycles
Hannebrink
Yeti
Fishlips
Foes
Anvil Bikeworks
Cook Brothers
etc.

A great link of made in the U.S.A bicycle frames, builders, and components
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/USA.htm

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According to their website, all of Cannondale's frames are made in the USA. I spent some time waiting at a Cannondale shop with several different models, and all had thier trademark "Handmade in USA" logo. C'dale's accessories are made in various places, usually USA, Taiwan, or Mexico.

Not only does the Schwinn famliy make the Waterford line, they have their less expensive Gunnar line, named after the family dog, that I believe is US made as well.

I'm waiting for a line of US made components that are compitition for Shimano, Campy, Sram, Sunrace, and Sachs.
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The Waterford bicycle brand, has never been a "member of the Schwinn family". It is true that when Schwinn decided to separate the manufacture of the Paramount from the rest of the stuff, they built a new facility in Waterford. When Schwinn decided to end it's own manufacture of bicycles the Waterford facility was sold. The new ownership was and is Waterford Precision Bicycle.

" When Schwinn was sold in 1993, a group of Schwinn employees bought the factory and started Waterford Precision Cycles (that's, of course, another story). Waterford continued to build Paramounts pretty much as before the sale though the end of the 1993 model year. In 1994, Schwinn contracted with Waterford to build Paramounts - both for stock and on a custom basis. ", This quote is from the history of the Paramount bicycle which can be read in full at: http://www.waterfordbikes.com/2004/d...ount/index.php
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Brew is another one.
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Gunnar, I am especially fond of the Sport.
http://www.waterfordbikes.com/gunnar/data/mainframe.htm

Independent Fabrications
http://www.ifbikes.com/

Aegis is made right here in Maine, so I would be remiss if I didn't mention them
http://www.aegisbicycles.com/


There are a number of custom bike makers.
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Old 05-20-04, 10:10 AM   #21
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HEY, WAIT A MINUTE!!!!! Don't forget "Worksman" bicycles.
They are made in (of all places) New York City!!

They make bikes mainly for industy (VERY stong bikes) but
they also have a recreational line that in resonably priced
and tough as nails.
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OMG, nobody bothered to mention Specialized Bicycles & Components...they were founded in Morgan Hill CA, United States in 1974, way before alot of these other companys that were mentioned...wouldnt own anything else.
All Taiwan my friend...
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The Swift folding biycle company is also in New York City. The frames are made in New Jersey.
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Marinoni and Cervelo are both made in America but not the USA.
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