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View Poll Results: Which country of origin do you prefer for C&V bikes?
Canada
7
4.64%
England
22
14.57%
France
17
11.26%
Germany
0
0%
Italy
34
22.52%
Japan
37
24.50%
Spain
1
0.66%
Switzerland
1
0.66%
USA
22
14.57%
Other
10
6.62%
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Which country of origin do you prefer for C&V bikes?

Old 07-12-21, 12:35 PM
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Which country of origin do you prefer for C&V bikes?

Which country of manufacture do you prefer in a C&V bicycle? Probably no surprise who the "winner" will be, but a fun poll nonetheless.
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I've owned C&V bikes manufactured/assembled in England, France, Italy, Japan, Taiwan and the United States. With such a small sample size, I don't get a vote. My best riding C&V bikes have been a Centurion Semi-Pro and a Peugeot PXN-10. Neither of those rates up with the finest bicycles owned and ridden by others here, though.
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British bicycles for the win!
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I don't know what the popular vote is, but my nicest bike frames come from here.

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for me it is no contest...

...always go with Andorra


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for me it is no contest...

...always go with Andorra


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Need a "yes" category

so far my personal experience is Japan (Nishki, Auzki, SR, miyata, miyata, miyata) and Italy (torpado and de rosa) ..... hope to do an american custom in the future
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Is all of the above a choice?
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I Prefer, and own bikes from USA, UK, Japan, and Italy. Your poll only gave me 1 choice.
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I currently have Canadian and Japanese made vintage bikes. Canadian Raleighs and an Eatons Glider look like garbage next to their contemporaries from Japan.

Although the newer Asian (Mostly Taiwanese I think) bikes are far superior to either older style by almost any measure.
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Canada??!!

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Canada??!!
Sure, for the diehard CCM, Miele and Marinoni fans. And Mariposa made some mighty fine bikes.
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Sure ... CCM, Miele and Marinoni ... And Mariposa...
Don't forget Ryffranck. But ...

Canada??!!
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Don't forget Ryffranck. But ...

Canada??!!
They currently have 8.70% of the vote, eh?
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No love for French bikes?

And, don't forget the Austrian bikes that didn't even make the list.
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They currently have 8.70% of the vote, eh?
I think I know those two...

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Country of origin doesn't really enter into it for me. Okay, I don't want a French frame, not because they are worse than others, but because I don't want to deal with French threading standards - and not because there is anything inherently wrong with French threading standards, but because the French pretty much lost the standardization battle decades ago and don't feel like paddling up that particular stream. That, and I never want to have to adjust another Mafac brake as long as I live.

My favorite ride has an Italian frame. It's not my favorite because it's Italian, it's my favorite because it just feels that little (but noticeable) bit better to me - someone else might not like it as much as I do, and that's okay. My British and American frames feel great, too. Just a little bit less great to me. This is very much a YMMV thing..
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I think I know those two...

And what would Brian Boitano do?
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I've had bikes from five of the countries listed. I've liked them all. I guess I just like bikes.
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Italian without a doubt. I do appreciate the American frames because the quality and attention to detail are surely there. I think the Italians have proven what you can get away with however, and make some of the more finely crafted American bikes seem a bit superfluous.
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for me it is no contest...

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Sure, for the diehard CCM, Miele and Marinoni fans. And Mariposa made some mighty fine bikes.
I have a Limongi a Le Croco and a Dekerf. Also had an SLX Miele but it wasn't in the same league as the other 3.
Still looking for a Mariposa and a Ryffranck
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Canada??!!

America??!!
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My Austrian-made Free Spirit sheds a tear.
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Japan tops the list for me, even though I've got a current fixation on vintage Treks. The majority of my "dream bikes" are Japanese though.
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