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Why not boycott bicycle manufacturers making their bikes in China

Old 09-17-18, 03:01 AM
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Why not boycott bicycle manufacturers making their bikes in China

Trek and Cannondale once proud American bike brands outsourced to China. If Americans boycotted companies doing this these companies would be forced to change their business model. Are we not tired of Chinese junk?
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Where would be acceptable? Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Australia..........
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Are we not tired of Chinese junk?
wish I could AFFORD to buy latest Chinese-made American-brand junk.. like new iPhone

but sadly i spent all my $$$ buying Appe Computers back when they were made in Cupertino
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You can try, but economic forces dictate whether manufacturing occurs overseas or here. You're asking bicycle buyers (generally an independently minded bunch) to act with one mind. Not likely. Plus, what do you have against the bike factory workers in Taiwan and China? They need their jobs to improve their own standard of living, which is a good thing. Trade partners are seldom enemies in war, and trade is a good method of redistributing wealth from one country to another. And meanwhile, you are still free to choose a custom US bike builder and support that business. I have a mix of imported and US made bikes. ALL of them have components, including frame tubes, made in other countries. They were merely built here. The cost difference (I would roughly estimate) is 50 percent more for US builds.
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wish I could AFFORD to buy latest Chinese-made American-brand junk.. like new iPhone

but sadly i spent all my $$$ buying Appe Computers back when they were made in Cupertino
Yes they make it in China in some sweat shop where workers contemplate suicide and are jumping off buildings making $2 an hour in horrible conditions...but that’s ok because we got our fancy carbon bike and apple product so who gives a hoot? The liberal tech companies here are so staunch on equality but are supporting slave labor or even child slave labor in some reports by their own business model.
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