Without a doubt there are a number of excellent builders in Canada and Austrailia. Probably in New Zealand also. I've seen Russian bikes, but they were very crude. Legananos were apparently built in Argentina a while back. There is Windsor in Mexico and Benotto, both of which are somewhat unrefined from the examples I've seen. I suspect most of the smaller producers target lower end bikes, even if they are intended for racing.
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I don't really mean third world; just don't know how to describe the non-major players. This list offers depth of discussion on the major players - UK, France, Italy, U.S.A.... Can anyone offer information on nations, regions we don't immediately associate with lightweight and classic bikes? I was surprised to learn of Crescents. China, for instance - utility bikes, yes, any "classics"? "China-fied" French makes? South America? Baltic states? Heck, what about Canada? Any Brit or French builders emigrate to Canada? South Africa? Wayne D. - any thoughts from NZ? Richard Cielec Chicago, Illinois
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