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    Cardboard bicycle?!?!?

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    I thought it was a bad idea the first time I saw it and nothing has changed now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobile 155 View Post
    I thought it was a bad idea the first time I saw it and nothing has changed now.
    If Fred Flintstone owned a bike, it would look like that. I would have one as a novelty item.

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    If you think picking a saddle for your current bike was difficult, what would this be like?
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    $20? Obviously the guy knows nothing about running a business. Labor costs alone would blow that budget out of the water. Then you have liability, machinery, building overhead, shipping, etc, etc, etc. No way it could be brought to retail under $200 and that's if it materials were free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    If Fred Flintstone owned a bike, it would look like that. I would have one as a novelty item.
    Naw, Fred's bike is much sturdier.

    Gearhubs demystified and other cool stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    Naw, Fred's bike is much sturdier.

    Yabba, Dabba, Dooooo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    Naw, Fred's bike is much sturdier.

    When Fred Flintstone's bike was mentioned, I thought that it had stone wheels and a wooden frame but I couldn't remember exactly. I suppose my memory for the distant past still works. I wish it would work for the recent past too. Now just what did I mean to get at the store today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    $20? Obviously the guy knows nothing about running a business. Labor costs alone would blow that budget out of the water. Then you have liability, machinery, building overhead, shipping, etc, etc, etc. No way it could be brought to retail under $200 and that's if it materials were free.
    Nah! They'll sell it like Ikea furniture! You get to do ALL the assembly yourself! Just think, the box could be part of the assembly materials! How efficient!

    You're right about cost reckoning though. Even when they get all the initial costs right, they don't think about how massive production will change those costs. As demand for something goes up, it's price will follow, so things like biofuel will have their costs soar stratospherically as demand far exceeds available supply.

    ... and those rectangularly shaped handlebars look REALLY uncomfortable...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    Naw, Fred's bike is much sturdier.

    Hang on here... check the date on that. That is a poseur Fred. The real Fred was done and over in '66.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    Hang on here... check the date on that. That is a poseur Fred. The real Fred was done and over in '66.
    yes, but like many of us, he refused to grow old. This was his mid-life crisis phase.
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    I like the 'phantom rear brake'... jeez.
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    "the cardboard bikes would be made on largely automated production lines and would be supplemented by a workforce comprising pensioners and the disabled."

    I knew there was a reason this was posted in this forum, must be some kind of help wanted advertisement to boot

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    Maybe he plans on using prison labor like many companies do now(very cheap labor). Believe it or not, some call centers you may call for help or to order products have a prisoner taking down your order/information.

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    Seems to me that the third world has made do for a number of decades with around WWII technology bicycles and already has the infrastructure to keep them maintained and functioning. I don't think you are going to push them off old steel frames and balloon tires.*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    Maybe he plans on using prison labor like many companies do now(very cheap labor). Believe it or not, some call centers you may call for help or to order products have a prisoner taking down your order/information.
    oh don't get me started on this... what a racket.
    there is no signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    Obviously the guy knows nothing about running a business.
    And the reporters who filed this press release rewrite know very little about industry, business, manufacturing or bicycles.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

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    As is typical of the media about most everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
    Seems to me that the third world has made do for a number of decades with around WWII technology bicycles and already has the infrastructure to keep them maintained and functioning. I don't think you are going to push them off old steel frames and balloon tires.*
    The first world has garage sales/flea markets to pick up functioning bikes for $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    Naw, Fred's bike is much sturdier.

    I now see where the idea for belt drive came from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    The first world has garage sales/flea markets to pick up functioning bikes for $10.
    Now if we could just get them to where they are needed in the third world for an additional $10 each.
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