- A full British build…
Aplologies if this has been asked before.
Is it possible to build a geared MTB out of only British components?
Frame seems simple enough (Orange, on-one, Cotic etc.), Brakes, stem, hubs, headset (Hope), USE bars and seatpost, Middleburn crankset, DMR/burgtec pedals, DMR grips, Halo rims, brooks saddle. So far it would be quite an odd build.
Parts we are stuck on seem mainly drivetrain and suspension related: chain, suspension forks, cassette, mechs, shifters.
So is it possible or what?Posted 9 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Frame seems simple enough (Orange, on-one, Cotic etc.),
On Ones and Cotics are made in Taiwan, as are most of the small british brands, and I’ll bet the tubing an Orange is made from isn’t made in the UK either.
I doubt it’s possible to have a truly UK made frame, even a custom like a Curtis….
Happy to be corrected, though.Posted 9 years ago
I’ll bet the tubing an Orange is made from isn’t made in the UK either.
Well, even if the tubing was drawn in the uk, the steel certainly wouldn’t have been mined here. You have to draw a line somewhere.
PACE don’t make forks any longer, but DT swiss use their designs and technology, would that count? Otherwise you would need second hand, as has already been pointed out.Posted 9 years agomatty BSubscriber
To continue the Pace theme you could source a nice old RC200, no idea where they sourced the tubeset (squareset? :D) but it ‘could’ have been the UK.
Any attempt I’ve seen for a build always fails on rims and transmission (unless you go SS with a middleburn). If you just wanted stuff that was branded up in the UK, I think most of an On One Inbred is logod up including the rims, saddle etc. Not exactly UK made tho.Posted 9 years ago
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