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    $10 tour de france

    Is there anything on a tour de france bike that costs less than
    10bucks. Do they use $4 tubes or even $9 handlebar tape?

    It came up when I saw handlebar tape that cost 40bucks.

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    Maybe one nipple or one spoke from their wheels. Oh yeah, also a waterbottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    Maybe one nipple or one spoke from their wheels. Oh yeah, also a waterbottle.
    Definitely not the water in the bottle though, nothing but the cleanest filtered and re-filtered water straight from the glaciers of the north pole

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    $40 handlebar tape!!!! I thought I spent alot on the $15 faux CF tape I used on my one bike.

    I would suspect the nipples on the wheels.. ummmmmm.. water bottles maybe.. maybe one sock.

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    they use tubular tires that glue straight to the rim. those are pretty expensive...so no chance for cheap inner tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTinSloth
    they use tubular tires that glue straight to the rim. those are pretty expensive...so no chance for cheap inner tubes.
    The glue is somewhat cheap.
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    Maybe the reflectors?



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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koffee Brown
    Maybe the reflectors?



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    On a TdF Bike? I'm thinking not Ms.Brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    On a TdF Bike? I'm thinking not Ms.Brown


    It sure would be funny to really see someone riding around with reflectors anyway. I'd be laughing pretty hard over that one.

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    Do you mean cost if you buy it or the cost for the team?

    If I'm not mistaken (and I may very well be) teams at that level of competition have their equipment provided by the team's sponsors.

    BTW, replacement spokes for the Ksyrium SSC wheels go for about $5 each.
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    Well, the bottles are the same ones you can buy for under a ten spot. Maybe the cable housing that runs into the rear derailleur. Oh, I got it, the cable ends and ferrules. Those are cheap everywhere.

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    Ti Spokes can go for up to $1.75 per spoke. Bladed Ti Spokes will go for around $3.00 per spoke. The spokes for Spinergy wheels (the thick ass fiberglass spokes) are usually $5 to $7 bucks.
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