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Old 10-09-05, 01:08 PM   #1
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maybe this is a silly question, re trackstarnyc

but i'm about to pay $30 for some trackstarnyc pedals and i was wondering, and they $30 a piece or for two......

http://www.trackstarnyc.com/shop/index.htm
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Also, why does Trackstar charge SO FRIGGING MUCH for all of their components?
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$30 seems pretty cheap for such nice looking pedals
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Also, why does Trackstar charge SO FRIGGING MUCH for all of their components?
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Also, why does Trackstar charge SO FRIGGING MUCH for all of their components?
They can afford to keep prices low because real estate is very reasonable
in the east village / LES and also, it is very easy to make ends meet running a
small indie bike shop.
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you think clips and straps are included too?
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you think clips and straps are included too?
nope, pedals only.
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They can afford to keep prices low because real estate is very reasonable
in the east village / LES and also, it is very easy to make ends meet running a
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All this time I thought it was profiteering off people who have little to no direct access to fine NJS certified parts. Silly me. At least Business Cycles manages to get quality pictures and descriptions of their goods on their site without all of the jaded pretense that Trackstar seems to have.
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Also, I do agree that Trackstar has good deals on pedals, but that's about the only thing even close to retail price.
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Also, I do agree that Trackstar has good deals on pedals, but that's about the only thing even close to retail price.
12XU = Silly fat ******.
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12XU = Silly fat ******.
Because I'd rather pay 265 rather than 390 for a NOS Campy Record crankset (eBay)? Where does the insanity end if I'm forced to pay nearly 4 bills on a crankset that retails for a little over $300?
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I've said this before. I don't understand their ridiculous prices. expecially cranksets.

DA for $400?
sugino 75's for $190 with NO CHAINRING?
miche for $230? WTF, that's more than I would pay *in Canadian dollars* at my overpriced yuppie LBS
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they don't sell bike parts, they sell coolness
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NJS = type-R
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Oy vey. This sorta hating makes visiting this forum a mixed blessing.

If their prices bother you, shop elsewhere. Generally, I would rather ride my bike and support a small, local business (in Downtown NY, no less) that lives, supports, and breathes track/fixed, rather than nickel and dime over prices on the internet.
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sure NJS is popular right now, but it so happens that NJS parts are quality parts and many quality parts, japanese ones anyways, are NJS. A big part of my bike is NJS, but that happened by circumstance, I wasn't really looking for NJS part, just the deals I got were nice parts that are stamped.

I agree that trackstar prices are high, but rent in LES is higher than most places in the country and on certain things, it comes out to be the same as if I ordered from Business cycles and paid shipping.

Don't hate so much, if you think its pricey, shop elsewhere, they never act like they are a godsend to the track communitie, they just supply because of the demand. Its a shop run by messengers and I think thats great.
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Businesscycles is also taxed. I hear trackstar labor charges are reasonable, and that their work is quality.
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I don't know if any of you guys have actually been to business cycles, but it's run by one dude and he's pretty nice. So if any of you get to Miami you should at least go say hi. I know that has nothing to do with prices, but it's nice to see my LBS mentioned on the internet. There's also a pretty sweet dog.
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I've never been to Trackstar and don't know all that much about them (although their website is.. interesting..), but pretty much any retail business in a trendy area of Manhattan is going to charge more than the norm, in a large part because they are paying utterly ridiculous rent. If there is profiteering going on, it's on the part of the landlords.
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Usually if they're nice to you and are willing to do you favors, it's the rent.
If they treat you like dirt and still charge high prices, it's them.
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Usually if they're nice to you and are willing to do you favors, it's the rent.
If they treat you like dirt and still charge high prices, it's them.
If they didn't alienate so many people, we custies on bikeforums and elsewhere wouldn't talk about them so much. All PR is good PR.
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O/T

Is this chick on the trackstar site from bikeworks? It sure looks like her...
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