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  • MrSmith
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    Cotic, Genesis and other UK builders use a lot of Reynolds tubing, much of which is made in good old Brum before being shipped to Taiwan for assembly and painting.

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    womp
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    TrashPanda wrote:

    On one

    Not made in the UK, are Oranges HT’s still made over seas too?

    I think he was basing it on who its made for “bikes being designed and specified in the UK, for the UK” no not where its made ” whether the frames are manufactured here or abroad”

    Yep the UK is a special place that is very different to the rest of the world 🙂 In modern times most frames will be suited to UK riding.
    The other one to consider is Hand Made is no measure of quality.

    gordimhor
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    Dawes design and specc in the UK manufacturing in the far east

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    Muddy Fox

    Plenty of road frames too – bob Jackson , Woodrups to name a few local Leeds lads

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    andeh
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    Nukeproof?
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    Are there many component manufacturers left in the UK? Obviously Hope

    compositepro
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    It was more about supporting British company

    What a bizzare concept

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    Andy Burgin wrote:

    Nukeproof?
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    24seven
    Are there many component manufacturers left in the UK? Obviously Hope

    Nukeproof frames not made in the UK

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    Donhou bikes
    Milk Bikes

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    Are there many component manufacturers left in the UK? Obviously Hope

    Renthal

    andeh
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    I thought this was a general UK brand thread, not necessarily manufactured here?

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    Andy Burgin wrote:

    I thought this was a general UK brand thread, not necessarily manufactured here?

    does that mean you just need a head office/figure head somewhere?

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    Well the OP mentioned Kinesis, so that pretty much defines the thread imo.

    I guess it means you should also include Pinnacle and maybe (haven’t looked it up) the Edingurgh Bike Co-op brand Revolution.

    For parts, it would therefore also include Choctopron – or at least the stuff he’s designed himself as opposed to just rebranding.

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    From Wikipedia:

    Tandem Group is a United Kingdom-based designer, developer and distributor of sports and leisure products.

    Tandem Group Cycles

    The Falcon Cycles division designs, manufactures and distributes bicycles and bicycle accessories under the Boss, Claud Butler, CBR, British Eagle, Elswick, Exile, Falcon Cycles, Holdsworth, Scorpion, Stinky Bitz and Townsend brands.

    The Dawes Cycles division designs, manufactures and distributes bicycles and bicycle accessories under the Barrosa, Dawes and Dirty brands.

    matt1986
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    Pinnacle designed in the uk

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    Stinky Bitz

    😯 There’s a thread on mumsnet that can help them out, I feel.

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    There’s quite a lot of design in the UK but not so much manufacturing:

    I have a Kinesis which says – “designed in the UK” and a Moda that says “Designed and built in the UK”
    AFAIK – Whyte, Genesis, design here and manufacture overseas. Moda do most overseas and only some manufacturing here. Only Pashly remain as an entire design and manufacture brand in the UK. I would be happy to be corrected.

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    Only Pashly remain as an entire design and manufacture brand in the UK. I would be happy to be corrected.

    Brompton.

    Plus all the traditional framebuilders…

    compositepro
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    Only Pashly remain as an entire design and manufacture brand in the UK. I would be happy to be corrected.

    Orange

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    Orange

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    Except the Orange hardtails, which last time I heard were all made in Taiwan.
    Although obviously still fit in with the OP’s desires.

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    holdsworth

    Not any more sadly. 🙁

    bencooper
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    Orbit

    Are they still in business?

    <googles>

    Seems they are. Amazing.

    compositepro
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    Except the Orange hardtails, which last time I heard were all made in Taiwan.

    dont they just class the hardtails as cash sales boosting special edition or rerelease our legacy models to make a few quid,

    stumpy01
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    Not the UK, but just next door…

    Woodelo in Ireland.

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    dont they just class the hardtails as cash sales boosting special edition or rerelease our legacy models to make a few quid,

    I’ve absolutely no idea what they were thinking with that carbon road bike!

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    What’s the name of those lads who make bamboo framed bikes?

    IIRC they are Brits?

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