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View Poll Results: What is the best brand for bikes?
Trek 9 15.25%
Giant 8 13.56%
Specialized 5 8.47%
Cannondale 6 10.17%
Santa Cruz 1 1.69%
Bianchi 4 6.78%
Schwinn 1 1.69%
Diamondback 3 5.08%
BMC 1 1.69%
Other (please specify below) 21 35.59%
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Old 06-04-13, 09:45 AM   #26
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Old 06-04-13, 10:51 AM   #27
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Narrow it down.. what brands are represented by Your Favorite Bike shop.. ?

& are you really dependent on Peer Pressure approval?

as Mr Nader observed, being so Brand Conscious indicates the Corporations own a big chunk of your consciousness.
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Narrow it down.. what brands are represented by Your Favorite Bike shop.. ?

& are you really dependent on Peer Pressure approval?

as Mr Nader observed, being so Brand Conscious indicates the Corporations own a big chunk of your consciousness.

This!
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Old 06-04-13, 01:23 PM   #29
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I'd like a Wright Van Cleve, please.
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Old 06-04-13, 02:17 PM   #30
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Rocky Mountain. At least I like mine. +
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Nobody mentioned Van Sweringen.
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How about seven cycles?
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Brompton or Bike Friday are off the list, are you discriminating?
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Old 06-04-13, 04:49 PM   #34
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Nobody else likes Huffy?

Actually I ride Raleigh. Mostly because I like the looks of their steel bikes and that what my favorite LBS carries.
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Narrow it down.. what brands are represented by Your Favorite Bike shop.. ?

First; I don't have a favorite LBS, where I live their all bad. Second; all my LBS's carry nothing but plastic junk made in China.
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I'd like a Wright Van Cleve, please.
things haven't changed much since 1896, we still used sealed bearings used in the Van Cleve, triangle shaped frames are still the same.
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all my LBS's carry nothing but plastic junk made in China.
Ah High Tech Carbon Fiber , at a Price the Lumpen Proletariat find affordable with their meager wages.

Dont worry about Best of all possible Brands , You cannot Afford them.

unfortunately the system of manufacturing largely went to Japan !st then to Taiwan ROC

and then singapore PRC and Thailand , Cambodia ,, all in quest of low labor costs.

because having driven Your wages down You cannot afford what your tastes may desire

Even in commodities as lowly as a Bicycle..

Richard Sachs , in CT, has a 5 year Queue to wait for his , its only him, bikes to be built for You.

IDK if Jeffrey Sachs Has one of Richard Sachs Bikes..
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I think the poll needs option

" best brand is what ever i am riding now +1 "

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Ah High Tech Carbon Fiber , at a Price the Lumpen Proletariat find affordable with their meager wages.

Dont worry about Best of all possible Brands , You cannot Afford them.

unfortunately the system of manufacturing largely went to Japan !st then to Taiwan ROC

and then singapore PRC and Thailand , Cambodia ,, all in quest of low labor costs.

because having driven Your wages down You cannot afford what your tastes may desire

Even in commodities as lowly as a Bicycle..

Richard Sachs , in CT, has a 5 year Queue to wait for his , its only him, bikes to be built for You.

IDK if Jeffrey Sachs Has one of Richard Sachs Bikes..

This is true, however the cost of bicycles have out paced inflation, why is that? Because even though we are getting labor rates cheaper in China then we were paying our workers per hour in the USA back in the mid 50's (wages include hourly pay plus all benefits), bicycle manufactures saw an opportunity to make huge profits which is why they went to China, not to help "poor" Americans buy crap.

I thought I heard that a Richard Sachs bike now takes 9 years to build? Did he shorten the time or did I hear wrong? That's a long time no matter if it's even 5 years, a lot can happen in 5 years, the customer could die waiting!
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just if you feel you have to have top line components
the stuff on a $350~ 400 will shove the chain sideways adequately from 1 speed to another..
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You forgot Scott.
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I voted other since I'm an avid Worksman Cycle fan. Worksman OWNS the heavy duty bicycle market!!
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What happened to the OP? Troll poll, perhaps?
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Why?
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Merida is another Big Multi brand Contract manufacturer Like Giant.

and there is another company that makes all of QBP and Merry Sales SOMA Brand stuff too.


then Mercks and Colnago and DeRosa and numerous 1 man shop, bikes , Like Richard Sachs.
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In my opinion, the early British built bikes cannot be equalled.
Raleigh, Hercules, Rudge just to mention a few.
They were quality bikes built to last forever. They were built solid, to last, the chrome and paint was beyond compare. They were abused, left out in the rain. They saw hard general transportation usage in Britain and----and they are still with us today!
These were rugged non sissy bikes that have been tried and proven.
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I like Surly's bike names and attitude, Salsa's paint & color schemes, and Trek's prices & stock accessories that seem to cost extra or be add ons with other bike brands.
No bike brand is perfect. But they all have their place. I am glad they all exist.
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Another "other" based on the reality that they're all the same within a given price range.
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