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Killer of Chains
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So since most of us will be getting $600 bucks, what are you going to spend it on?

Remember, the idea behind this is to keep those unearned dollars within the United States economy, so buy American!

I was thinking of buying a 08 Steelhead, but now I may consider something built in the US.

Can anyone list a few US made DJ/Urban frames/products?
 

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mtbr remember
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you know they sell Chevrolet and Cadillac bicycles in Japan?
just thought that was interesting.


check this out for your list, kind of ironic how this same thread popped up on another forum...
listomundo
 

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Killer of Chains
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Brooklyn Machine Works
Arrow (rims)
Profile
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Credence (made by FBM)
The Take (made by FBM)
Solid
Standard
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superco
Simple Bicycle Co (not the bmx co)
Nemesis
Cannondale
Sinister
VENTANA
Independent Fab.
Seven
Eastern Woods Research (EWR)

oh, and buying used ads to the American economic system as well...as long the seller spends his money on something American made.
 

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Hey Im unsure But i think that much of FIT bike cos stuff is ,made in the US of A
That needs confirmation however
 

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mtbr remember
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Only the Fit S3 is made by S&M. all others are outsourced. I wasn't aware that Deity components were made in the US...


Please don't steer this to a hate thread, don't want to see it go that way... it is however nice and interesting just to see what companies have their outfits and manufacturing still based in the states though... But seriously, it typically has little to do with my purchasing decision.
 

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40 oz to freedom
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PaintPeelinPbody said:
So since most of us will be getting $600 bucks, what are you going to spend it on?

Remember, the idea behind this is to keep those unearned dollars within the United States economy, so buy American!

I was thinking of buying a 08 Steelhead, but now I may consider something built in the US.

Can anyone list a few US made DJ/Urban frames/products?
Wait, whats this 600 bucks that I am unaware of? :eekster:

If thats the case.... I'll buy something nice :p

Oh and Dave, arent all Fit bikes besides the hawk frame made by S&M?
 

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Killer of Chains
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Not a hate thread, I just want people to think before they buy.

I mean ya, you can screw the man, but in the end, you'll only be hurting yourself...that is, unless you've got serious funds off-shore or live/work in another country.

Our economy (and bike industry) needs us.
 

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I believe blkmrkt frames are made by S&M (usa). Sinister frames at least were made by frank the welder. Anyone else. Buehler?
 

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Vinny A said:
Wait, whats this 600 bucks that I am unaware of? :eekster:

If thats the case.... I'll buy something nice :p

Oh and Dave, arent all Fit bikes besides the hawk frame made by S&M?

I'm assuming he's referring to taxes....


S3, Van and FitEd are made in US... But, I believe even the new Chase Dehart and Eddie C are taiwan constructed... from Japanese Sanko tubing. Hawk, and completes were all manufactured in Taiwan as well.
don't quote me on that info, but I'm pretty sure it's accurate.



and yeah, blkmrkt MOB is made by S&M, but Riot is overseas...

Sinisters are still welded up by FTW, with exception to the Gruitr, which is made in Canada just north of them on the East Coast.


and if you were to lazy to click on that link I put in my above post...

there is also:
Brew
Thick
Liquor
Revenge
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haha, that's an interesting line of brands together there!
Yeti?
 

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Killer of Chains
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We're getting a rebate check back in addition to normal tax refunds.

We're...as in most anyone makes an income in the US.

Anyone read the news?
 

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Hmmmm... Soooo... I'm getting 600 bonus bucks? I worked full time (40 to 60 hours) for like 3 months... and almost full time (35) for the months preceding that.
 

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BikeSATORI said:
I'm assuming he's referring to taxes....


S3, Van and FitEd are made in US... But, I believe even the new Chase Dehart and Eddie C are taiwan constructed... from Japanese Sanko tubing. Hawk, and completes were all manufactured in Taiwan as well.
don't quote me on that info, but I'm pretty sure it's accurate.
After further review you are correct. :thumbsup:

I thought that the Eddie and the Chase D were going to be made in the USA too.
 

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The whole rebate thing is silly. Our economy is going to **** so here's some free money so you'll immediately spend it on something frivolous to keep that ridiculous system going.

The details: (from CNN)

"Sources on Capitol Hill and at the Treasury Department said the plan would send checks of $600 to individuals and $1,200 to couples who paid income tax and who filed jointly.

People who did not pay federal income taxes but who had earned income of more than $3,000 would get checks of $300 per individual or $600 per couple.

A Democratic aide and Republican aide said there will be an additional amount per child, which could be in the neighborhood of $300.

Those who earn up to $75,000 individually or up to $150,000 as a couple will be eligible for the payments, said Republican and Democratic sources familiar with the tentative deal."

Anyway, yay, bicycles.
 

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40 oz to freedom
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Well according to that, I should get a $600 dollar check. AWESOME!
 

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Killer of Chains
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They tried the rebate thing in 2001, and it didn't work all that well because A) it wasn't much, B) because all the money went out of the US. (Some beleive towards technology built overseas)

If people understood what it was trying to accomplish, it would work alot better.

Problem is, %90 (est) of the goods we buy are produced by foriegn manufacturers, so the other countries get richer, and we get poorer. Kind of like buying a brand new car and not being able to afford the gas to put in it. You can save the money, but it doesn't do any good because it doesn't help inovation or invention.

During the 20th century, most of the world was trying to figure out how to be as good as the US Economy. In the 90's it started catching up, but we were still kicking ass, and they saw that they would need to market themselves as the producers of all the things we didn't want to produce. Now that most of Asia, South America, and Europe have caught up, their buying power has increased as our demand has grown, their jobs have started paying them better, and they've equaled the playing field a bit. We're still on the leading edge of new innovations, but we rely on other economies to mass produce those innovations.

So again, buying foreign products would defeat the purpose, and only make economic historians say 5 yrs from now "that economic stimulus was pointless".

In the biking world, American design bikes are usually the best. Ya, Shimano has got some great products, but that's also because it devotes millions of dollars to R&D within the US. It caters to us. SRAM, while an American company, still produces alot of its products over seas, simply because American's hate manufacturing work. Yes, it does give the consumer a better product at a cheaper price, but your putting food on the table for the laborer and his family. Is that a bad thing? No. Could it be someday the road? Possibly. When its harder for Americans to keep their homes, you've got to start paying attention. (The housing market is a result of many other factors however.)

In the Urban/DJ sector, we're fairly lucky. Alot of our products are made right here in the US, because most of the world isn't nearly as good as jumping bikes as us (haha).

Will I immediately stop buying foriegn products? Not completely. Will I consider products Made In America more so? Definantly.
 

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The key is just to spend it.

Listen to any business newscast and all the complaints about the Rebate Checks is because the last few times they have given them, everyone put them into savings.

So books, college tuition, beer, whatever the case may be, be frivolous with it!
 

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