Isn't where something made a bit irrelevant (apart from the cachet of course, and come to think of it that is everything, right?) - surely it is about quality of manufacture and perhaps even more importantly quality control?
Or am I just spouting a load of guff?
Could not agree more. I would think it is fair to say that in terms of cycle manufacture the Taiwanese have more state of the art facilities, know how and technically skilled workers than anywhere/anyone else in the world.
Not to say that a custom built frame by a one off builder in the West is not an 'improvement' but if you look at the carbon and alu constructions on show at the Cycle show, no-one else could do that.
Personally, I'd still rather have a steel frame from a bloke in a shed in rural Italy or darkest Manchester but there you go!