Very interesting read. It is because of the wonderful terminology used by these companies that assisted me in my decision to avoid them.
I have 2 Sinisters, one made in Walpole NH, and one in Bellows Falls VT. NOt only do I know where they were made, but helped make them. I love supporting US manufacturers, and LOVE local manufacturers.
Posts: 1167 Location: Newport
Posted: Wed Mar. 12, 2008 6:47 am
I wonder if it is even possible today to put together a bike that has had all of its parts made in the USA. Maybe if it had wooden wheels and was a coaster it could be done. But with out having custom parts made trying to do this with off the shelf components might be impossible in 2008.
Posts: 44 Location: Perkinsville VT
Posted: Wed Mar. 12, 2008 7:26 pm
With 2008 parts, it may very well be impossible. I am a big fan of "vintage" parts, and it could be done with these most likely.
You could do a non-asian, using some euro bits from the 90's.
The only way to do an '08 US build would be to do a single speed, and even some of that would be a challenge.