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    specifying all-american components

    I would like to build up a track bike using all state-side components.

    so far I got:
    bottom bracket — phil
    headset — king
    hubs — phil
    seatpost — thomson (maybe)
    spokes — is wheelsmith american? I don't mind DT.
    stem — thomson (maybe)

    but now I'm stuck. anyone know of good american components to complete this build?
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    american classic makes nice hubs and seatpost.. other stuff too perhaps?
    t.h.r.

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    what frame are you using?

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    do they have to be manufactured in the states?

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    boone Ti stuff. Jonnycycles stem. Jeff Jones bars.
    Where is Paul stuff made?
    How's 'bout White Industries?
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    eh... custom. I've got 'til july to spec the build, but i want answers NOW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    do they have to be manufactured in the states?
    I dunno.
    the idea is I can't go all italian cause the frame will be made locally, nor can I go njs. so might as well go mismatched american.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steaktaco
    I dunno.
    the idea is I can't go all italian cause the frame will be made locally, nor can I go njs. so might as well go mismatched american.

    see if Boone can make you a set of their old Twisted cranks. That **** would be DOPE AS ****!

    who's making your frame?
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    do you need to go all anything? why not the mismatch parts and build the bicycle that has the best parts regardless of nation of origin? no need to be ameri-centric! a little bit of mavic here, some campagnolo there, some dura ace under there, and phils in front and back and you've got yourself a totally globe-trotting supermachine.
    t.h.r.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drac_vamp
    do you need to go all anything? why not the mismatch parts and build the bicycle that has the best parts regardless of nation of origin? no need to be ameri-centric! a little bit of mavic here, some campagnolo there, some dura ace under there, and phils in front and back and you've got yourself a totally globe-trotting supermachine.

    I think it's cool. I think having a cohesive thought behind a bike rocks, basically whatever it is.
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    some people just dont like to wear nikes with an adidas sweatsuit.... nothing wrong with that..i built mine all italian.. it just feels right

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    nimble rims/wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloppy robot
    some people just dont like to wear nikes with an adidas sweatsuit.... nothing wrong with that..i built mine all italian.. it just feels right
    actually adidas, nike, and puma are (or were) german. so mismatching them would be like me mismatching phils with kings and thomsons.

    but slops I get watcha sayin' — just nitpicking. would be nice to have an all phil (or something) bike.
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    Nike is American, Portland, OR to be exact. Always has been. FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostontrevor
    Nike is American, Portland, OR to be exact. Always has been. FWIW.
    ok I stand corrected.
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    and puma and adidas were two brothers that hated each other..didnt talk for years and years.. so its a little different then phil and thompson

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    But nothing with the Nike label is actually made in America. They have little girls in Cambodia who make their stuff for 40 cents a day.

    I'm guessing that DT spokes are made in Switzerland, since the full name is DT Swiss.

    A lot of American companies have their stuff made overseas, so it is pretty tricky trying to sort that out. One slimey trick is to have a sticker that says "designed in the USA" (like Marin bicycles). I love my Steamroller but that baby was made in Taiwan.

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    Make sure you get a custom Timbuk 2 bag, then you'll know it was made in amerika and not some asian sweatshop
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    Quote Originally Posted by spud
    Make sure you get a custom Timbuk 2 bag, then you'll know it was made in amerika and not some asian sweatshop
    already have one
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    Why does it have to be all-American? Is it a sponsership thing?

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    No because it's for "cool" people.

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    A subletter at my shop has an all northern california bike...Mikkelson frame with king/paul/phil/a few others parts, and some specially fabricated for him. Mainly because he could...local economies are nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steaktaco
    I would like to build up a track bike using all state-side components.

    so far I got:
    bottom bracket — phil
    headset — king
    hubs — phil
    seatpost — thomson (maybe)
    spokes — is wheelsmith american? I don't mind DT.
    stem — thomson (maybe)

    but now I'm stuck. anyone know of good american components to complete this build?
    Why are you hesitant about the thompson stem and post?

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    You'll never find a chain that's made in the US, probably can't find tubes and tires either.

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