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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:45 pm 
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Serial number of Taiwanese made frames (not just Kona) usually have a letter indicating the manufacturer. Not that there is anything wrong with having a Taiwanese built frame, many of the big name brands had frames built by them. These days even Jeff Jones has his Ti space frames built in Taiwan.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:49 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
Not that there is anything wrong with having a Taiwanese built frame, many of the big name brands had frames built by them


I know it, ever Cannondale built his frames in taiwan now, are there any Frame built in USA really, right now?

PD: My Explosif S/N is F5040862, does it means it's from Taiwan?


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'F' tells me Fairly Bike Manufacturing Co in Taiwan. The also made frames for Marin, Parkpre and many more companies.


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Ok, thanks a lot. Now I know something new about my Kona :)


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right don't want to split the fat vote so replacing the Yo with the salsa "ala carte SS".

Here is the build thread and some pics.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 402#807402



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well here goes
My MountainCycle MOHO
the frame is made in the USA so it counts
it's a '97 model too, so i just scrape in

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mountainloz wrote:
well here goes
My MountainCycle MOHO
the frame is made in the USA so it counts
it's a '97 model too, so i just scrape in

Might scrape in in terms of it's year, but I'm not really feeling the retro vibe, there...


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Neil wrote:
Might scrape in in terms of it's year, but I'm not really feeling the retro vibe, there...

maybe you're not but hopefully some will,
i didnt make the cut off point ;)


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This is my 'most American' bike, custom made and custom painted in Chesalis Washington in 1992. 1 of ~30 made.
Actually all my vintage bikes have their frames made in the USA but this one has the most US-made parts in it. Decked with Grafton & Ringlé it's pretty cool, not forgetting it's rolling on authentic Tinker's wheels!

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