Do good value for performance bikes have to be American?



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Michael MacClancy

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On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 10:56:17 +0100, Ambrose Nankivell wrote:

> In news:[email protected],
> Mark South <[email protected]> typed:
>> "Michael MacClancy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 07:45:28 +0200, Mark South wrote:
>>>
>>>> "paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>> news:[email protected]
>>>>> Oh and components wise, you'll probably end up with shimano
>>>>> (the miccrosoft of the cycling world) and I *think* these are
>>>>> made in japan.
>>>>
>>>> Ony their higher end stuff is made in Japan, the bulk of the range
>>>> comes from Taiwan and the mainland.
>>>
>>> ... the mainland of what?

>>
>> Mainland China. It would have sounded dumb to write "from Taiwan and
>> China." since Taiwan is China.

>
> Well, you don't have to take that line, as you're not trying to keep up good
> diplomatic relations with Beijing.
>


.... or Peking, even. ;-)


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Mark South

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"Ambrose Nankivell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In news:[email protected],
> Mark South <[email protected]> typed:
> > "Michael MacClancy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]
> >> On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 07:45:28 +0200, Mark South wrote:
> >>
> >>> "paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> >>> news:[email protected]
> >>>> Oh and components wise, you'll probably end up with shimano
> >>>> (the miccrosoft of the cycling world) and I *think* these are
> >>>> made in japan.
> >>>
> >>> Ony their higher end stuff is made in Japan, the bulk of the range
> >>> comes from Taiwan and the mainland.
> >>
> >> ... the mainland of what?

> >
> > Mainland China. It would have sounded dumb to write "from Taiwan and
> > China." since Taiwan is China.

>
> Well, you don't have to take that line, as you're not trying to keep up good
> diplomatic relations with Beijing.


Up to a point, Lord Copper.

Taiwan is officially the Republic of China and the mainland is the People's
Republic of China. So they both seem to be under the impression that they are
China.
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On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 23:05:02 GMT, Simon Brooke <[email protected]>
wrote:

>
>There are actually plenty of good non-US manufacturers, but, unless
>you're prejudiced (and I know people who are) many of the big American
>brands do offer good value for money.


It might not be prejudice so much as a domestic ethical procurement
policy. America's not the only nation on my current blacklist.