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Old 10-15-10, 09:00 PM
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American made bikes

I saw a post on this a while back but couldn't find it with the search. Does anyone have a website or a list you can post of American made bikes?
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Here we go again?

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Go here and look at the list of exhibitors. There are many many small builders all across the US. In fact, there is a builder in Portland Maine.
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Kitty facepalm to the rescue.

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A 'bike' is a combination of many parts very rarely made in the same country, and there are several parts that aren't made in the US at all.
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Old 10-15-10, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Nerull View Post
A 'bike' is a combination of many parts very rarely made in the same country, and there are several parts that aren't made in the US at all.
On my bike, the frame, fork, headset, wheels and seat post are made in America; the stem might be made in America too, but everything else is made in either Italy, Germany or Taiwan.

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In the past, a lot of mid-level range bikes were made in America but nowadays only boutique or custom bikes are. Manufacturing has shifted to Far East Asian factories because that's where the market is today. Its just the economics of the situation. If you want a domestically made frame, go custom.
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Originally Posted by Radix View Post
I saw a post on this a while back but couldn't find it with the search. Does anyone have a website or a list you can post of American made bikes?
sweet question bro
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Old 10-16-10, 06:54 AM
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There are custom frames made in the US, various higher end bike frames have been made in the US, and there are some specialty bikes made in the US (Worksman and some other industrial bikes, some of the recumbents). For some components, such as tires, there simply isn't anyone in the US making them, so any "US-made" bike will have quite a few foreign components on it.
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What??? I am not getting your point!
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Go here and look at the list of exhibitors. There are many many small builders all across the US. In fact, there is a builder in Portland Maine.
IMHO, that's a pretty obscure website & spot on! That's the kind of info I wanted - so thanks Rjones!

For the facepalmers - not sure what the issue is here... Is it not one of the purposes of this forum to ask questions & share info? Seems like you're going out of your way to be insulting/negative when you can just skip over the thread if it's redundant or uninspiring.

Clarification - Yes, I realize most of the components are made outside the USA - I'm curious mostly about American made frames and bikes assembled here.

Kudos to those who shared info directly related to my question!
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Lynskey. Made in Amerca. Built to go fast.
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Pure Made in USA sex...
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Pure Made in USA sex...
the SRAM equipment isn't made in the USA.
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the SRAM equipment isn't made in the USA.
Thanks for the brilliant insight.

I am certain that's all a big news flash to everyone here.


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Originally Posted by Radix View Post
IMHO, that's a pretty obscure website & spot on! That's the kind of info I wanted - so thanks Rjones!

For the facepalmers - not sure what the issue is here... Is it not one of the purposes of this forum to ask questions & share info? Seems like you're going out of your way to be insulting/negative when you can just skip over the thread if it's redundant or uninspiring.

Clarification - Yes, I realize most of the components are made outside the USA - I'm curious mostly about American made frames and bikes assembled here.

Kudos to those who shared info directly related to my question!
Yes, the purpose for BF is to share knowledge and experience and some for entertainment. If you are around here long enough, you will learn from t his forum. However, you will get insulated too because some people find that entertaining. You asked a good question and it you should have gotten the answer that you wanted.

There are many good American made bike frames, Calfee, Parlee, Parlee, Crumton, Kish, Seven, Litespeed, Serotta, Kirk, etc.

There are many Ti manufacturers in the US. Carbon builders are not as common because Asia can build these frames cheap. However, I own a Calfee and their entry level frame, the Luna pro, is $1,800.
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Originally Posted by DinoShepherd View Post
Thanks for the brilliant insight.

I am certain that's all a big news flash to everyone here.


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Yes, the purpose for BF is to share knowledge and experience and some for entertainment. If you are around here long enough, you will learn from t his forum. However, you will get insulated too because some people find that entertaining. You asked a good question and it you should have gotten the answer that you wanted.

There are many good American made bike frames, Calfee, Parlee, Parlee, Crumton, Kish, Seven, Litespeed, Serotta, Kirk, etc.

There are many Ti manufacturers in the US. Carbon builders are not as common because Asia can build these frames cheap. However, I own a Calfee and their entry level frame, the Luna pro, is $1,800.
but then how american do you want your bike?
should the tubing be manufactured in the US too?
should the base materials be made in the US too?
should the components be made in the US too?
etc.
etc.
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but then how american do you want your bike?
should the tubing be manufactured in the US too?
should the base materials be made in the US too?
should the components be made in the US too?
etc.
etc.
Just the little sticker on the frame is all that matters.
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Just the little sticker on the frame is all that matters.
I bet the stickers come from China
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I bet the stickers come from China
NO!

The sticker has to be made in the USA. It can be stuck to anything of course
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