Where was your bike made?
Thread started by upstate
at 04.20.09 - 6:36 pm
Found an interesting article on how many bike manufacturers out source their work to Asia. Worth checking out
My older-than-me bike still has the sticker on it that says "Made in Taiwan R.O.C."
04.20.09 - 6:38 pm
The "Not so for the" Peoples Republic of China.
Seriously though, it's like a game of cat and mouse to find anything completely made in the USA anymore.
Perhaps some classic, Schwinn beach cruiser from the 1950's sitting in Farmer Brown's barn in the middle of Bumfuck, Nebraska.
Our country needs to get back to building shit with tools and muscle-power, not robotic assembly lines.
04.20.09 - 6:56 pm
cannondale made in the U.S.A. on December 30th 1987
04.20.09 - 6:58 pm
mine is a nishiki royale.
i think its from france.
im a french at heart. (:
04.20.09 - 7:12 pm
cannondale track bike USA
litespeed road bike USA
merlin hardtail mountian bike USA
i see a trend here.....................
04.20.09 - 7:18 pm
KHS is not on the list.
it's a late 80's KHS triathlon with a tange fork.
idk much else about the thing.
any idea where it's from?
04.20.09 - 7:26 pm
check out this article.turns out most bikes sold in the world come from china.even italian bike makers get frames from china just paint and assemble it and voilla.........italian bike!
04.20.09 - 7:42 pm
wow great article.... I think my bicycle was made in the USA.....
04.20.09 - 7:52 pm
Yeah its actually really unfortunate, but due to the slow economy even cannondale has had to consider outsourcing more of its alu frames.
04.20.09 - 8:02 pm
i got one of the USA frames.its nice and it has a lifetime warranty.
wonder how thats going to work out?
FYI did you know LeBron James is an invester in cannondale?
he and warren buffet got serious about diversified portfolios.
04.20.09 - 8:10 pm
2001 Gunnar Roadie - USA
1985 Trek 720 - USA
1987 Trek 400T Elance - USA
1982 Specialized Allez - Japan
198x SR Alpine Sport - Japan
198x Benotto unknown model - Mexico
1973 Raleigh Competition - UK
04.20.09 - 8:12 pm
France - while Ronald Reagan was President.
04.20.09 - 8:18 pm
I almost forgot - I've got one made in Chicago while Nixon was President.
04.20.09 - 8:27 pm
Let's goto sleep in Paris,
and wake up in Tokyo.
ok not really but french carbon, japanese steel.
04.20.09 - 8:50 pm
@rob that looks more like TO than james
04.20.09 - 8:51 pm
04.20.09 - 9:06 pm
My 1991 Cannondale was made in the U.S.
My 1975(?) Carlton frame was made in Worksop, England, U.K. Other bits made in different parts of the world.
04.20.09 - 9:13 pm
SoCal, Taiwan, China, USA, China, and Taiwan.
04.21.09 - 10:11 am
Made in 1983 by the Giant corporation under contract for the Schwinn corporation, in the 23rd province of China....Taiwan.
04.21.09 - 10:44 am
Frame made in Taiwan at Fairly Bike Manufacturing Co Ltd
Designed by Cozy Yamakoshi
I love my Parkpre, so here's some history.
Parkpre is the product of Cozy Yamakoshi. The actual name of the business was Integra Precision Corporation, it would not fit on the down tube, the Parkpre name came from Cozy's friend and mentor, Mr. Park, who was originally from Korea but changed his name upon moving to Japan. The Pre (precission) part of the name caused some consternation when Pre Skis got all hot and bothered over the Parkpre logo.
Cozy was a famous frame designer before starting his own company... he built frames for REI under their own brand name (Novara), and designed and built the Kastle ski brand bike.
Cozy Yamakoshi has been in the bicycle business for over 30 years. Cozy was a Product Development manager at Western States Imports for many years. WSI was the company who made Centurion and Diamond Backs. He was instrumental in the manufacturing of BMX bikes in Japan and importing them to the United States.
Parkpre Hammer review, Mountain Bike magazine, April 1991
04.21.09 - 12:06 pm
Next thing we'll find out everything at Old Navy and The Gap is made in China. What's next?!
04.21.09 - 3:34 pm
I have a very international bike
04.22.09 - 1:45 am