New bike time.

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
Marcus Aurelius
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Re: New bike time.

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 22 May 2020, 7:46pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:This machine cost nearly a hundred times more than the last cycle I bought
Is it a hundred times better, do the bars, pedals, inner tubes cost 100 more?

I suppose I could afford such a machine but I could never thoyle it :?


The cost of the frame set is mostly down to the R&D that went into the design of the mould and the expensive materials used to produce it. Add in the cost of the components, group set, the wheels and other bits and bobs, and it soon adds up.

Oldjohnw
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Re: New bike time.

Postby Oldjohnw » 22 May 2020, 8:24pm

Marcus Aurelius wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:This machine cost nearly a hundred times more than the last cycle I bought
Is it a hundred times better, do the bars, pedals, inner tubes cost 100 more?

I suppose I could afford such a machine but I could never thoyle it :?


The cost of the frame set is mostly down to the R&D that went into the design of the mould and the expensive materials used to produce it. Add in the cost of the components, group set, the wheels and other bits and bobs, and it soon adds up.


Someone said cars cost way more than bikes. Not any more! :D
John

Marcus Aurelius
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Re: New bike time.

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 22 May 2020, 10:50pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:This machine cost nearly a hundred times more than the last cycle I bought
Is it a hundred times better, do the bars, pedals, inner tubes cost 100 more?

I suppose I could afford such a machine but I could never thoyle it :?


The cost of the frame set is mostly down to the R&D that went into the design of the mould and the expensive materials used to produce it. Add in the cost of the components, group set, the wheels and other bits and bobs, and it soon adds up.


Someone said cars cost way more than bikes. Not any more! :D

Very true, and I didn’t spec it with the better wheels.

liamba
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Re: New bike time.

Postby liamba » 22 May 2020, 11:19pm

New bike time? I’ll take your Oltre XR4 CV in Celeste Green and I’ll raise you a Frog 40 in Spider-man red!

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