British Made

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British Made

Postby Drake » 5 Apr 2013, 5:51am

After watching a local tv news program last night,showing a young couple trying to buy only British made goods . . it made me wonder about the cycle industry .
Are there any British bicycle component manufacturers that are based and produce in the U.K ?

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Re: British Made

Postby Elizabethsdad » 5 Apr 2013, 8:12am

USE in Sussex do a few bits besides their Exposure Lights range and there a few custom frame builders dotted around the country and Broks saddles of course. Off the top of my head I think the only countries in the world where you could build an entire bike from parts made in that country would be Germany, Japan, Switzerland (maybe) and probably China.

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Re: British Made

Postby reohn2 » 5 Apr 2013, 8:15am

Hope?
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Re: British Made

Postby mig » 5 Apr 2013, 9:00am

all the framebuilders although i suppose these are a declining breed.

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Re: British Made

Postby Brucey » 5 Apr 2013, 9:12am

X-lite?

BTW I'm not sure these Swissers and Germans could do it either (unless it is a 'plastic bike' in which case same problem with materials..?); happy to be proven wrong, but no frame tubing...?

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Re: British Made

Postby Ayesha » 5 Apr 2013, 9:16am

Scott Cycles of Hall Green, Birmingham assembled a frame and components British bike.

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Re: British Made

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Re: British Made

Postby mig » 5 Apr 2013, 9:22am

royce.

going to buy one of their hubs one day!

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Re: British Made

Postby Vantage » 5 Apr 2013, 3:54pm

Carradice?
Whilst not "technically" a "component", their bags do go on bikes.
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Re: British Made

Postby mrjemm » 5 Apr 2013, 4:04pm

Re-straps.

mig wrote:all the framebuilders although i suppose these are a declining breed.


I get the impression there is a bit of a resurgence in this at the moment, with some really nice frames coming out of the newer builders, such as Robin Mather, Donhou, Shand, Feather.

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Re: British Made

Postby Ant » 5 Apr 2013, 4:10pm

Crud mudguards are made in Pickering. They are pretty handy too, at least the MTB ones...

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Re: British Made

Postby DavidT » 5 Apr 2013, 8:46pm

Not components, but worthy of note?

My Halfords tyre levers are stamped Made in England.

TF2 lubricant is UK made apparently.

Naturally my Mercian frame was made here, but frame builders have already been mentioned.

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Re: British Made

Postby mig » 5 Apr 2013, 9:10pm

mrjemm wrote:Re-straps.

mig wrote:all the framebuilders although i suppose these are a declining breed.


I get the impression there is a bit of a resurgence in this at the moment, with some really nice frames coming out of the newer builders, such as Robin Mather, Donhou, Shand, Feather.


i really hope so! having a frame built was one of the most interesting and fond memories i have. made especially so by sharing it with a (now) late friend. i treasure that thing!

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Re: British Made

Postby Si » 6 Apr 2013, 2:59pm

Anyone mentioned brookes and brompton yet? IIRC they use a number of brit bits.

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Re: British Made

Postby mrjemm » 6 Apr 2013, 4:26pm

Am guessing here, but are Ceeway's castings made in UK?

Talking of them, they've a good list of UK frame-builders, that's nice and long.

http://www.framebuilding.com/custom_uk_ ... ilders.htm