I have to do a video tape presentation for my business communications class here in college. I decided to do it on why you shouldn't buy cheap bikes.. this presentation doesn't need to be super long, 4 to 6 minutes is all I need to worry about, but if it goes over, that's fine too. Below is the outline that I have come up with so far. If you have any suggestions for additions or omissions, please feel free to say so. This is due Wednesday, but the only time I'll have to do it is tomorrow morning. Yes, I know, I am waiting until the last minute. However, I think with my current outline, I can make it long enough without a problem. Just thought I'd share here in case I'm missing anything important.
*Initial Cycling Comment
*Did you ever wonder about cost of bikes?
*Comparison of bikes to another sport
*Bike shop can fit a bike to you and your riding style
*Usually made of steel
*Cheap stamped steel (cheap) vs. light aluminum (nice)
*Low precision manufacturing à hard to work on, usually performs poorly
*Safety issue of cheap brakes
*Low precision bearings and races
*Low spoke tension à durability
*Can’t take the abuse that is usually given to them
Maintenance/long term ownership
*Harder to work on, thus more labor charges for repairs
*Repairs quickly add up à usually exceeds cost of the bike after 1 or 2 repairs
*Resell value of cheap bike vs. reputable brand
*No service after the sale at department stores à ex. of RAB discounts, etc.
*Department store staff is not knowledgeable
*Basically no warranty à usually a cheap bike is replaced by another crappy bike