Process: Shinola Bicycles
Like their watches and leather goods, Shinola's bicycles are made in Detroit. Just not at the Argonaut building. Instead, they're made at the company's retail store, where you can gawk at the ongoing assembly right behind the cash registers. While not every component is USA-sourced, they are all high-quality. The frames and forks are handcrafted from US-made True Temper tubing in Waterford, Wisconsin, the leather saddles are handmade in-house, and the Shimano internal hubs are known for the reliability. In other words, they're built to last years, just like the rest of the company's products — with the main difference being that you have an open invitation to watch them being assembled any time you find yourself in the Motor City.
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