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Dura Ace 7800...country of origin?

Old 09-29-10, 02:44 PM
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Dura Ace 7800...country of origin?

Does anybody know where Dura Ace 7800
Series components are manufactured?

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Old 09-29-10, 03:29 PM
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I think it should also be stamped on the components as well.
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My initial search turned up nothing.
But, I found out where their parts are made.
Their groupsets are manufactured in China, Malaysia, and Singapore.
The reason I asked was because my DA7800 parts were coming in from China.
I compared my parts to authentic DA parts online.
I'm satisfied that they are authentic.
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They are trying to hide it so that people won't be ashamed of having non-American parts. You should legally have to tell everyone at all times that it is a non-American product, so in case they missed the day-glo "Not made in AMERICA" lettering they would know that you are an enemy.
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ADSR, I seriously doubt anybody ever believed that SHIMANO was manufactured in the Good Ole' U.S. of A.!

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WHAT?!?! SHIMANO is NOT an American name?!? The horror

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WHAT?!?! SHIMANO is NOT an American name?!? The horror


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Originally Posted by ADSR View Post
They are trying to hide it so that people won't be ashamed of having non-American parts. You should legally have to tell everyone at all times that it is a non-American product, so in case they missed the day-glo "Not made in AMERICA" lettering they would know that you are an enemy.
Just in case you're not being sarcastic,

Google "comparitive advantage;

Read The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith,

and read Capitlism and Freedom by Milton Freidman, and report back.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Just in case you're not being sarcastic,

Google "comparitive advantage;

Read The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith,

and read Capitlism and Freedom by Milton Freidman, and report back.
haha good books. however many people in the core nations maintained that we should HAVE the RIGHT to manufactured in USA stuff...
last time I checkec, my Gildan tshirts are still good.
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Manufactured in Japan and sent to China so nobody suspects foul play.
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Yeahhh, I just get so flummoxed by the whole "Turn a 'Made in Taiwan' sticker into a Scarlet Letter" mentality. Probably the wrong thread for it, but I was really tired yesterday afternoon. Sry.
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haha good books. however many people in the core nations maintained that we should HAVE the RIGHT to manufactured in USA stuff...
last time I checkec, my Gildan tshirts are still good.
https://gildan.com/corporate/contactU...l_customer.cfm
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Are they really stamped with Made in China? In general DA and Ultegra and from Japan, the lower lines from Malaysia.
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All my Dura Ace components, even my ultegra stuff is from Japan. Stamped on it.
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All my DA/Ult stuff has Japan stamped on it too, but it all came "from" China/Taiwan.

Wikipedia says that their manufacturing plants are in China.
I don't know what the laws are in Japan as to how a Japanese manufacturer stamps their product
whether it be where the company is based or whether it is where the product is manufactured.

Anybody work in a LBS that's installed DA bits?
Did you notice by any chance what the packaging said?

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Matter of fact, Shimano says it themselves:

Shimano History

2005
• Shimano Kumamoto Co., Ltd. is established.
• Acquired the stocks of Hallman Sports AB (present Shimano Nordic Cycle AB) and Hallman Sports O.Y.
Established sales firms in the three Scandinavian countries.

2003
• Shimano (Kunshan) Fishing Tackle Co., Ltd. is established in Kunshan, China.
• Shimano (Tianjin) Bicycle Components Co., Ltd. is established in Tianjin, China.
• OOO Shimano Eurasia is established in Moscow, Russia.

2002
• Shimano Taiwan Co., Ltd. is established in Taiwan.

2001
• Shimano (Shanghai) Bicycle Components Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China.
• Shimano Czech Republic s.r.o. is established in Czech.


https://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont..._history_.html
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American components, Russian Components, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!
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