I don't get this. The majority of the bikes made today are all made in Taiwan and China. Many of the manufacturer names no longer exist as companies and yet they are still marketed as such. Why? Many of the more recent name brands are also made in Taiwan and China (like Cannondale, Specialized, and Trek). Why don't all these companies come forward and let it be known they are all Taiwanese or Chinese bikes or a mix of both?
For people born yesterday this probably isn't a big deal but for those of us who were born before man walked on the moon it means something. I almost bought a Motobecane Immortal Spirit but realized from reading the forums that Motobecane has been gone for years. The same is true for many of the other brands I grew up with and current brands are really no different. Why the shell game?