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Old 03-28-18, 05:53 AM
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Hiro11
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http://www.velonews.com/2012/03/bikes-and-tech/the-torqued-wrench-the-myth-of-origin_211105

Velonews published the above article six years ago and it's just as relevant today. Absent political considerations, don't worry about where your frame was made. The convoluted OEM and parent company relationships in the modern bike world make tracing origin almost impossible anyway. Brands go to great lengths to obfuscate where their frames are actually coming from, especially legacy European ones. Happily, in terms of quality, none of this really matters. If you do have political hang ups and insist on North American or European manufacture, prepare to focus on a handful of tiny brands and prepare to pay a sizeable premium. However, I wouldn't do so assuming you're getting higher quality. You're not.
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