Totally British Bike
I’ve thought about this before and the problem parts are:
Spokes (and nipples)
So it looks like it’ll be a single speed (but with no chain) that runs on the flanges of the hubs
If you open out to either European or UK companies not UK made you might get closerPosted 4 years ago
As I said – its just for fun, I was turning it over in my mind, I thought it would be hard :). No-one has mentioned forks yet, are any made in the UK?
I was stuck on the rims, rear mech, shifters, cassette. Can do Hope for the pedals now, I think DMR stuff is all manufactured in Asia but as a second tier option at least it is a British company / brand. Any other thoughts?
FWIW An Orange Alpine would be spot on for the kind of riding I do, I like the look of the recent proto. I have not owned a set of Hope brakes for years having gone the boring but brilliant shimano route but I love the way they look.Posted 4 years agomrmoMember
and just make your own saddle out of a sponge and some gaffer tape
Brooks for the saddle.
Sturney Archer are Taiwan now i believe.
Anyway an all british bike is a pointless exercise, you can’t do it. What’s more to get close would mean a huge number of compromises you would end up with a heap of crap.Posted 4 years ago
If they struggled 20 years ago….. perhaps this thread should have been named
“Totally Not Shipped in a 30 foot container from Asia apart from some raw materials and standard components All-Mountain FS bike”
Continental Tyres are made in Germany aren’t they? Are Mavic wheels completely manufactured in Annecy?Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
This topic pops up again every now and then doesn’t it… Still not sure why anyone would really want to do it, but I’m all for you trying.
I’ll echo what everyone else above said, possibly easier to build an all European bike, but hard to exclude far-eastern parts if that’s your inclination. you’ll probably be making a single speed, I’d have suggested a Sturmey Archer hub perhaps but I think they’re at least owned if not made by Sunrace now (???)….
A frame and fork are really the easy bits, it’s the little bits you need to consider, UK manufactured Rims? Spokes? Cables? Tyres for that matter? I’m sure they can be obtained but they’ll be hard to sources and the prices Vs VFM will probably make you cry…Posted 4 years ago
Lots of options for the frame, I’m thinking Orange cos its even made here….
Renthall bars and stem
Marzocchi 55 Ti’s – are British aren’t they? At least they are not made in Asia 😉
I’m running out of ideas after that can anyone help fill in the gaps?
Just for fun at the moment but you never know 🙂Posted 4 years ago
60 years too late though
one of the original cassette hubs:
cantilever brakesPosted 4 years ago
The wooden bike that Guy Martin made? chief.
(those wheels should solve the the issues of Belgian spokes, Germany tyres, and French rims).
And where does the wood come from?
Noway? Canada? China?
Dirty, Evil Foreign Ply!!!
It must be made entirely from British grown Ash and/or Oak, By hand!Posted 4 years ago
When Sturmey Archer was in the UK
and Raleigh was in NottinghamPosted 4 years ago
ddmonkey – Member
Renthall bars and stem
Marzocchi 55 Ti’s – are British aren’t they? At least they are not made in Asia
Renthal mtb bars are far eastern.Posted 4 years ago
Marzocchi 55s- Zocchi are Italian but they moved all production to Taiwan in 2008 (did they move some back?)mtMember
see this thread, sorted.Posted 4 years ago
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