Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

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Re: Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

Post by beaker » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:20 am

my GT Aggressor was only $300. from flying bikes 2
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Re: Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

Post by davegorman » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:51 am

John Bingham wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:05 am
davegorman wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:41 am
I know you can spend $10k on a road bike but in Cambodia I doubt there’s that many. Mostly Giant, Cannondale and Scott (All chinese!).
Giant is Taiwanese, Cannondale is US and Scott is Swiss. They are about as Chinese as Apple is.
Hmm. Not sure if that is a joke, Apple are made in China...
But I’ll bite anyway!
They may have “Made in USA” or “Made in Switzerland” but I can assure you the frames and wheels are mostly made in China or Taiwan, bust mostly China. I know Giant is Taiwanese, they are the biggest manufacturer in the world and actually make frames for Scott and Cannondale and everyone else, even Trek.
In the West they “assemble” them stick some stickers on and everyone is happy they’ve bought a proper American/Swiss/Italian bike.
If they’ve got Shimano and other components (forks, seat post) made in house or from EU then it can legally be called “US made”, or whatever.

The only ones that are actually made in the West are mostly high end Carbon, Cannondale anyway.

There’s lots of info if you Google it. It’s no secret.
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Re: Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

Post by davegorman » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:54 am

beaker wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:20 am
my GT Aggressor was only $300. from flying bikes 2
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They are great bikes. If it’s an older one I’m not sure of the provenance.

“GT Bicycles designs and manufactures road, mountain, and bmx bicycles. GT is a division of a Canadian conglomerate, Dorel Industries, which also markets Cannondale, Schwinn, Mongoose, IronHorse, Dyno, and RoadMaster bicycle brands; all manufactured in Asia.”

From wiki.
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Re: Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

Post by davegorman » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:01 pm

hanno wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:19 am
davegorman wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:41 am
hanno wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:45 am
davegorman wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:59 pm
I’ve seen lots of barang on expensive bikes $800+
You have no idea what decent bikes cost these days.
I know you can spend $10k on a road bike but in Cambodia I doubt there’s that many. Mostly Giant, Cannondale and Scott (All chinese!).

What bike do you have my German neighbour?
I have a Trek.
Built by Giant in Tiawan, Unless it’s a very high end one. Even the OCLV carbon ones.

Let me be clear. I’m not knocking any of these bikes. They are all top quality and have many years of experience. They’re just not made where you think.
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Re: Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

Post by John Bingham » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:19 pm

davegorman wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:01 pm
They’re just not made where you think.

It's no great mystery that western companies often have their products manufactured in Asia, it's been going on for decades. A whole lot of bikes are made here in Cambodia.

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ ... upplier-eu
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Re: Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:43 pm

Blast from the past with an old thread for a cyclist product:
New product being launched in Camboida
Post by northernmonkey » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:47 am
Our company is just about to launch a new product in the Asian market place and where looking for retailers and wholesalers

The Clug

What is the Clug you may ask:
CLUG is the world's smallest bike rack. It's the tiny minimal way to hold your bike!
business-and-finance/new-product-being- ... t=bicycles
It would be interesting to know how that worked out four years later.
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Re: Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

Post by beaker » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:44 pm

davegorman wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:54 am
beaker wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:20 am
my GT Aggressor was only $300. from flying bikes 2
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They are great bikes. If it’s an older one I’m not sure of the provenance.

“GT Bicycles designs and manufactures road, mountain, and bmx bicycles. GT is a division of a Canadian conglomerate, Dorel Industries, which also markets Cannondale, Schwinn, Mongoose, IronHorse, Dyno, and RoadMaster bicycle brands; all manufactured in Asia.”

From wiki.
It was brand new for $300.
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Re: Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

Post by hanno » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:45 pm

davegorman wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Built by Giant in Tiawan, Unless it’s a very high end one. Even the OCLV carbon ones.

Let me be clear. I’m not knocking any of these bikes. They are all top quality and have many years of experience. They’re just not made where you think.
I am well aware of globalization and do not really care where the bike has been built, as long as it is good.
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Re: Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

Post by davegorman » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:18 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:19 pm
davegorman wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:01 pm
They’re just not made where you think.

It's no great mystery that western companies often have their products manufactured in Asia, it's been going on for decades. A whole lot of bikes are made here in Cambodia.

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ ... upplier-eu
Which is what I said earlier.
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Re: Why isn't cycling more popular in Cambodia?

Post by davegorman » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:44 pm

If it makes you feel better negative away.
I’m just having a discussion and if you can’t respond or deal with it don’t say stuff you know nothing about.

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