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Old 12-18-07, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka
British tires ... and why would they leak air or oil**********
The old joke is that the British lagged in the development of personal computers because the couldn't figure out how to work in a leaky oil pan.
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Old 12-18-07, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Nermal
The old joke is that the British lagged in the development of personal computers because the couldn't figure out how to work in a leaky oil pan.
Well, the Brits aren't exactly known for dependable elctronics either; just ask Joseph Lucas, the Prince of Darkness!
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Originally Posted by rmfnla
Well, the Brits aren't exactly known for dependable elctronics either; just ask Joseph Lucas, the Prince of Darkness!
Beat me to it.
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Old 12-18-07, 08:48 PM
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That's OK; thanks for watching my back!
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Old 12-20-07, 08:36 AM
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Carlisle is still making tires these days. As long as by "these days" you mean 1952. I have a couple of used pairs of them in the stack if you want them.

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Old 12-20-07, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by scottmorrison99
Beat me to it.
I remember seeing one of the Bond films (I think Moonraker) where 007 is stowing away aboard a space launch. They show a shot of the instrument panel which has a big breaker switch labelled LUCAS, and you can hear all the English car owners in the theater shout, "It'll never get off the ground!"
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Old 03-06-15, 04:04 PM
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It makes a big difference.

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What difference does it make?

In many third world countries there are little to no regulations protecting the people making the products or the Earth. If you don't care about either, then read no further, it makes no difference where the tires come from.

Google "air quality" over any major Chinese city and compare it to a similarly sized city with pollution standards in a country like Japan, EU country, or the US. The people over there have no chance but to breath that unhealthy air.

People usually don't get paid fair wages. In our countries there are minimum wage standards, but a few cents a day might be the best some people can get with out minimum wage. Most people retort by saying "but those people need jobs too!". Yes, they do, but the poor and the wealthy have only seen an increasing separation of wealth (at least in China) so the money isn't going to the people actually making what you use.

Not lastly, but all that will get read, there's the unneeded fuel consumption for transporting from far away. I live near Portland, so I'd rather buy something from BC Canada than Germany even though the countries have similar standards.

Your country> Countries with high standards and third world country products specifically labeled that human and environmental standards are meet> everywhere else.

Also, here is a link for tires made in the US. Might not be what your looking for, but after an hour and half searching, it's all I found :

https://www.marvelcompoundtires.com/...-page/bicycle/
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OP answered back he would like to put American tires on an American cruiser, I wonder what bike he's talking about ??? must be a classic,, nobody has asked??
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Wow ... blast from the distant past! How odd ... someone quotes me and responds to me 8 years after I asked the question.
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Originally Posted by SaltoDeAgua
Also, here is a link for tires made in the US. Might not be what your looking for, but after an hour and half searching, it's all I found :

https://www.marvelcompoundtires.com/...-page/bicycle/
The OP started the thread 8 years ago. I suspect he has either found tires by now ... or maybe has moved on to another sport.
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Originally Posted by Machka
The OP started the thread 8 years ago. I suspect he has either found tires by now ... or maybe has moved on to another sport.
He may need some tires...
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Old 03-06-15, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
He may need some tires...
Again?


The OP hasn't posted here in 2 years, near as I can tell ... he's moved on.

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Originally Posted by Machka
Again?


The OP hasn't posted here in 2 years, near as I can tell ... he's moved on.
He got a flat while riding in the middle of Sahara desert and disappeared because of that. That's what happen when you don't change your tires soon enough
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Seems like a lot of Zombie Threads popping up out of the ground recently............................
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Other people can see the post. I ran into this post in the first place after googling tires made in the US. Could have saved me some time had someone else posted the link instead of me.
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Originally Posted by SaltoDeAgua
In many third world countries there are little to no regulations protecting the people making the products or the Earth. If you don't care about either, then read no further, it makes no difference where the tires come from.

Google "air quality" over any major Chinese city and compare it to a similarly sized city with pollution standards in a country like Japan, EU country, or the US. The people over there have no chance but to breath that unhealthy air.

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Not lastly, but all that will get read, there's the unneeded fuel consumption for transporting from far away. I live near Portland, so I'd rather buy something from BC Canada than Germany even though the countries have similar standards.

Your country> Countries with high standards and third world country products specifically labeled that human and environmental standards are meet> everywhere else.

Also, here is a link for tires made in the US. Might not be what your looking for, but after an hour and half searching, it's all I found :

https://www.marvelcompoundtires.com/...-page/bicycle/
You don't get out much...
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Originally Posted by SaltoDeAgua
Other people can see the post. I ran into this post in the first place after googling tires made in the US. Could have saved me some time had someone else posted the link instead of me.
A tip ... when you find a thread like this, have a look when it was started and the most recent posting dates. Sure, this thread is still available, and you can post in it, but it was started in 2007 and may not be particularly applicable now in 2015 ... 8 years later.
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Originally Posted by 02Giant
You don't get out much...
You're right, I don't get out as much as I used to.

It has more to do with having two kids that can't bike yet more than caring about oppressed people.....so much harder to just jump on a bike and ride into the sunset. I usually have to resort to driving a car if it's more than a 20 mile round trip anymore....

Anyway, much peace. Hope you found the link to the US made tires useful and can excuse my rant about air quality.
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