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    Hey,

    Other than Thomson does any company make alloy road stems, h-bars and seatposts in the US? And is Enve's stuff still made is the US or did they move production to Asia? I thought maybe Ritchey's stuff but I can't find a country of origin on their website and an email via their web has been left unanswered.

    Really specifically, I'm looking to get my hands on silver/raw stuff: 90-120mm, 27.2 and 38-44cm

    Thanks

    PS. Can we avoid the "Why" responses - they're not exactly helpful for this quest.

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    Does Ti count? Bold Precision, Moots, Seven come to mind...
     

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    I don't know if anything new is available. But every once in a while i get a request for a 'high american content' bike.

    You can search ebay for NOS Scott bars. There is a lot out there and look for the made in USA label.

    As for stems either buy a boutique brand high polish ti stem, or scour ebay for NOS answer brand. Why not Thomson?

    I know Paul makes a great seatpost. Not sure if its offered in hi polish. But you could polish the non-insertion portion.

    I've used NOS sun USA made rims before. But I believe Velocity has moved its manufacturing stateside.

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    It seems like many builders could build you the stem of your choice (right here in the US) and you could have it chromed or otherwise finished to taste. I think the same goes for seatposts.
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    I'm not crossing anything off the list just yet.

    I already knew about Thomson (their bars are made in Asia though).
    I hadn't thought about ti for some reason. I'll look into those things

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    I really like my Watson cycles ti handlebar.

    Also check out points one racing stems.
     

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    Harder than I thought, seeing that most domestic manufacturers have exported many components overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    And is Enve's stuff still made is the US or did they move production to Asia?

    Only the rims are made here. The bars and stem are really really nice though. So are the Thomson bars (made overseas).
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    Quote Originally Posted by miwuksurfer View Post
    I really like my Watson cycles ti handlebar.

    Also check out points one racing stems.

    Looks like that stuff is MTB or am I just not finding the right stuff?

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    Does Seven make these or just buy and re-brand?

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    Looks like theres a market there for someone!!!!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by velobran View Post
    Does Seven make these or just buy and re-brand?

    Seven Cycles | Accessories | Components | Road Handlebars
    Just got off phone with them. Obviously the mtn stuff is made in house but they contract out to someone for the road bars.

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    Stems and seatposts are locatable. Seems like handlebars are unicorns.


    Perhaps we can channel the NFS lube profits into purchasing one of these?





    You game Toots?

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    I just purchased a Moots post for my mtb. Was curious about stems after seeing this thread.

    Holy shit Moots stems are $$$$.
     

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    Bruce Gordon makes some bits in Petaluma.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    Looks like that stuff is MTB or am I just not finding the right stuff?
    Yeah, just mtb stuff. Sorry about that, missed "road" in your first post.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericpmoss View Post
    Bruce Gordon makes some bits in Petaluma.
    We make frames, racks, toe clips, stems and other stuff in our shop in Petaluma California.
    We sell White Industries, Paul Components, etc in our On-Line Store as well as our "Brick and Mortar" Store.

    We try to sell only stuff that is "Ethically Made" by factories where the Name on the Factory is the same as the Name on the Part.

    Check out our webpage which has links to our store, our blog etc. - http://www.bgcycles.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    Stems and seatposts are locatable. Seems like handlebars are unicorns.


    Perhaps we can channel the NFS lube profits into purchasing one of these?





    You game Toots?
    likely you will not get the same result on thin wall aluminum. also, do you want a bulge at the clamp or old school bonded shim? you could always contact Cooney and ask what the minimum wall in various aluminum allows at the dia's and radii you need. if it fits your need then you just want to know who owns one and does jobs like this.

    personally i'd be looking for a domestic hydroformer or better yet an inexpensive manual bender that fits in your garage.
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    Firefly stems and post quite reasonable for all the work that goes in to such precision parts
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by crumpton View Post
    likely you will not get the same result on thin wall aluminum. also, do you want a bulge at the clamp or old school bonded shim? you could always contact Cooney and ask what the minimum wall in various aluminum allows at the dia's and radii you need. if it fits your need then you just want to know who owns one and does jobs like this.

    personally i'd be looking for a domestic hydroformer or better yet an inexpensive manual bender that fits in your garage.
    There was this video: Factory Visit to NITTO on Vimeo - shows the nitty gritty on an admittedly much larger scale.
     

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