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Old 03-25-06, 07:05 AM
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made in taiwan pinarello

hey there... i ll be going over to taiwan and was thinking back of hand carrying back a road bike...
any idea which brands are made in taiwan? i dont want to go there buying a bike imported from italy...
oh and which bikes would u recommend... budget around USD $1400 and will use it for recreational rides and hopefully competition in the future...

oh yeah... i was eyeing the pinerallo galileo.... but thats a bit on the high side... btw are pinerallo's made in taiwan?

taiwan made bikes are much cheaper right? yeah so i was hoping to get a say 2k bike for 1.5k there...

thanks!
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Be sure you factor in the duty you will pay when you bring in back to this country. If you bring it back with you or have it shipped, you'll have to declare it at customs and pay duty on the value. A sale price at your LBS will end up being less in most cases.
Don't forget to browse the book stores in Taiwan, very cheap bootleg copies, also have some dress shirts made by a tailor, very nice fit and material.
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US Customs is pretty light IF you get hit. Most of the time they just wave you on.

Customs in EU countries, well, that's something completely different


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Be sure you factor in the duty you will pay when you bring in back to this country. If you bring it back with you or have it shipped, you'll have to declare it at customs and pay duty on the value. A sale price at your LBS will end up being less in most cases.
Don't forget to browse the book stores in Taiwan, very cheap bootleg copies, also have some dress shirts made by a tailor, very nice fit and material.
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you mean something like these?






Originally Posted by bigfatbaboon
hey there... i ll be going over to taiwan and was thinking back of hand carrying back a road bike...
any idea which brands are made in taiwan? i dont want to go there buying a bike imported from italy...
oh and which bikes would u recommend... budget around USD $1400 and will use it for recreational rides and hopefully competition in the future...

oh yeah... i was eyeing the pinerallo galileo.... but thats a bit on the high side... btw are pinerallo's made in taiwan?

taiwan made bikes are much cheaper right? yeah so i was hoping to get a say 2k bike for 1.5k there...

thanks!
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"Most of the time...customs just waives you through"..."cheap bootleg copies".

I'm glad this is not the Forum for law, ethics, or morality. Naw..."Road Cycling" is all about getting bargains, anyway we can get them.
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yep!!!! sweet! are they made in taiwan... actually i m located in singapore...
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Originally Posted by bigfatbaboon
taiwan made bikes are much cheaper right?

Umm, are you refering to any frames made in Taiwan or just that you can get the same name brand items cheaper there? Most of the CF bikes are made in China or Taiwan, so I wouldn't say that Taiwan made bikes are cheaper in general. Assuming you can find a place that will sell you a Pinarello, you need to make sure that you're getting what you're paying for. I'm sure finding 1st grade current production model will be hard to find unless you have connections. Be weary though, most likely what you buy will not be under warranty because you bought it over there and not through an authorized dealer in the states. Why buy a new frame that comes with no warranty? Just my $0.02. Good luck though, and let us know what happens.
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considering the way the current executive branch has decided to spend my tax dollars, then i have no problem stiffing them when i can.


Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
I'm glad this is not the Forum for law, ethics, or morality. Naw..."Road Cycling" is all about getting bargains, anyway we can get them.
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you wouldn't be the guy who wants to ride like lance in these links, would you

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yep!!!! sweet! are they made in taiwan... actually i m located in singapore...
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Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
"Most of the time...customs just waives you through"..."cheap bootleg copies".

I'm glad this is not the Forum for law, ethics, or morality. Naw..."Road Cycling" is all about getting bargains, anyway we can get them.
Considering the government ****s us at every chance they get, what's the problem.
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There could be a problem. Even if the frames are made in a factory in Taiwan or China or whatever, doesn't mean they are SOLD in that factory. The order is placed, the factory makes them, then they are shipped to another destination- perhaps for painting, or adding components, or whatever. But if a company (say Pinarello) places an order for X amount of bikes, doesn't mean that the factory is going to take from that order to sell to you.

Just a thought.

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Originally Posted by koffee brown
There could be a problem. Even if the frames are made in a factory in Taiwan or China or whatever, doesn't mean they are SOLD in that factory. The order is placed, the factory makes them, then they are shipped to another destination- perhaps for painting, or adding components, or whatever. But if a company (say Pinarello) places an order for X amount of bikes, doesn't mean that the factory is going to take from that order to sell to you.

Just a thought.

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True, you most certainly can't buy a Pinarello from a factory there. I thought he was talking about a local dealer, or some Pinarello frames that 'fell off a truck(gently)'
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Originally Posted by botto
considering the way the current executive branch has decided to spend my tax dollars, then i have no problem stiffing them when i can.
Yep, get back at Uncle Sam with a duty free Pinarello at every opportunity
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Originally Posted by Shifty
Don't forget to browse the book stores in Taiwan, very cheap bootleg copies, also have some dress shirts made by a tailor, very nice fit and material.
The cheap books in Taiwan aren't bootlegged.... it is called price discimination practiced by the licensing/publishers.
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Originally Posted by botto
considering the way the current executive branch has decided to spend my tax dollars, then i have no problem stiffing them when i can.
Of course, you know that THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH doesn't spend money, THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH controls all appropriations, right? If you're going to blame Republicans for wasting your money, at least blame the right ones!
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Originally Posted by dekalbSTEEL
Of course, you know that THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH doesn't spend money, THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH controls all appropriations, right? If you're going to blame Republicans for wasting your money, at least blame the right ones!
Does it really matter what branch of the government is running the country into the ground? Afterall, Republicans control all three branches.
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Last time I checked, it was the f#ckwits in the exec that started W's follies in the Mess-O-Potmia.





Originally Posted by dekalbSTEEL
Of course, you know that THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH doesn't spend money, THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH controls all appropriations, right? If you're going to blame Republicans for wasting your money, at least blame the right ones!
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Originally Posted by ShinyBaldy
The cheap books in Taiwan aren't bootlegged.... it is called price discimination practiced by the licensing/publishers.

Maybe not books. But CD's and DVD's are definately bootlegged (even before they're released in the theaters here). Also, even if customs did catch you with a Pinny frame, how would they know the price if they weren't a bikers themselves?
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i've heard of people putting frames in a garment bag, carrying them on to the plane, and hanging it in the little closet they have in the front of the bulkhead.
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Originally Posted by botto
Last time I checked, it was the f#ckwits in the exec that started W's follies in the Mess-O-Potmia.

Daily Show much?
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Originally Posted by 56/12 and 22/28
Daily Show much?

You know, the Republicans are the sound byte party, but since the rise of half wit TV like the Daily show, the Liberals out there have given up on independent thinking and just become regurgitators of whatever is spewing forth from their favorite Bill Maher wannabe.

The same thing happened in Rome a few hundred years ago.
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Originally Posted by mellowdave
The same thing happened in Rome a few hundred years ago.
Ok, I give up. What relevance does the city of Rome, circa late 18th - early 19th century, have to the Daily Show?
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Yup, as koffee stated it's not that simple to just come here and buy a frame.

I'm living in Taiwan for work right now. It can be difficult to even get something like Giant direct from the factory. Your best bet is to try and get a TCR advanced w/ the integrated seatpost, or whatever else floats your boat. The Italian frames are harder to get as they don't want people finding their sources and buying direct etc.

Good luck... and if you do find a frame don't worry too much about customs. It doesn't cost that much like some people say.

I buy tons of DVDs out here, my collection is growing rapidly.
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oooh ok... thanks! so the best deal to buy in taiwan is probably Giant?
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I am pretty sure Pinarello frames are not subcontracted to taiwan Bike frame manufacturer. Maybe Giant
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