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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:52 pm 
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What british companies are there today that make components. I know Hope and Halo, but is there any one who makes;
Handlebars
Stems
Seatposts
Saddles
Gears
Grips, Bottle cages etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:04 pm 
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Brooks - saddles.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:09 pm 
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I think USE are still going strong, as are Middleburn..


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Renthal do bars, stems and chainrings.

Brooks also do grips.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:49 pm 
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Dont think x lite are still going?

Errr are club roost british?

Renthal is british?


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cyfa2809 wrote:
Dont think x lite are still going?

Renthal is british?


Renthal are based in Bredbury near Stockport. They design and manufacture on site.

The X-Lite company concentrated on their Muc-Off brand and products several years ago.
The X-Lite component brand was recently purchased by the UK distributor Hotlines. They are apparently working with Brant Richards to develop a new X-Lite product range. Whether any of it will be manufactured in the UK remains to be seen.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:43 pm 
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Sadly a lot of British 'manufacturers' are actually designers and importers. The following are ,I believe , 'made in Britain' (HOPE - stems, seatposts, clamps, brakes,bbs, levers, chainrings, QR, headsets

USE - chainrings, stems, seatposts, bars, bottle cages, QR

MIDDLEBURN - chainrings, cranks, hubs, valve caps

GOLDTEC/BETD - hubs, chainrings and suspension upgrades

BROOKS - saddles, grips

Frames - Orange used to make some of their top end frames here. Apart from bespoke frame builders are there any 'big' manufacturers left actually building in the UK?


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This has given me an idea for a bike build, but i was instantly stuck on the gears + brakes issue. I dont fancy a Sturmey Archer hub thingy, its retro, but not retro cool.

Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:33 pm 
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Sturmey archer do a 5 speed hub now dont they? Nothing wrong with that.


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