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The price of your bike is going up

Old 07-11-18, 03:26 PM
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The price of your bike is going up

at least 10%, in USA. Unless the big companies absorb some of the new expense.

This may not apply to your new bike purchase, but rumor has it around 2/3+ of new bike purchases.
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Old 07-11-18, 03:53 PM
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Looks like those people with a whole bunch of bikes might have made a good investment.
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Old 07-11-18, 03:59 PM
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well price inflation on new things is ever present ..

Should have bought a house, in Seattle, 30 years ago..

but for a seller , I can expect a better price , for myself.. ??

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Old 07-11-18, 04:08 PM
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why??
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Old 07-11-18, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
why??
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/nort...s#.W0aN2PZFyDs
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Old 07-11-18, 05:17 PM
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I guess it's a good thing I have 5 bikes I really like and am not in the market for a new one.
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Old 07-11-18, 05:25 PM
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Before the politically obsessed come in and get the thread locked, I just want to say in 1997 I paid $1200 for my Raleigh R700, 600 group, alu frame and carbon fork. In 2018 I paid $1124 for my Diamondback, full carbon, 105 hydraulic group.
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Old 07-11-18, 05:43 PM
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Old 07-11-18, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
at least 10%, in USA. Unless the big companies absorb some of the new expense.
??? Not at Lynskey.
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Old 07-11-18, 06:43 PM
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We’ll make a deal. You give us bikes. We give you Kentucky bourbon. Sounds fair.
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Old 07-11-18, 11:05 PM
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I bought my last bike in '85. It's an '84 Peugeot PH10. It still looks and works as good as the day it was bought. I think I paid $189 for it. I have no plans to buy any new bikes.
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Old 07-12-18, 01:16 AM
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Is that right?
There seems to be no reason, not to think it is true.
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With the time goes by ,the price is dropping

My caronbike is nice ,but with more and more bike show up ,our price is becoming lower .
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Old 07-12-18, 03:37 AM
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Price isn't going up on any of my bikes because none are for sale ... But thanks for that Lynskey ad ... I have once again been contemplating Ti.
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Old 07-12-18, 04:35 AM
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I did a quick analysis on the Cannondale I purchased in 1987 compared to a comparable bike today, and the annual inflation worked out to 3%.
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Old 07-12-18, 04:52 AM
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Even if I were to be looking for another, it would be either used or a build.
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Old 07-12-18, 05:18 AM
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No plans to buy one anytime soon.
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Old 07-12-18, 05:31 AM
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An increase in the price of bikes should be the least of our concerns. Some companies are already cutting jobs.
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Old 07-12-18, 06:27 AM
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I looked at the cited article, and don't know how the OP concludes that bike prices will rise 10%+ in the US. And I know enough about trade theory to know that it is not that simple.
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Even if bike prices go up ... when or if i decide to buy another bike, I will pay what i have to, to get what i want. Prices would have to get ridiculous before I decided cycling was too expensive ... but even then, I'd buy used and swap parts or something.
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Old 07-12-18, 07:59 AM
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Solution: Don't buy cheap Chinese crap.
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Old 07-12-18, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by rgconner View Post
Solution: Don't buy cheap Chinese crap.
"Chinese crap"?

Sorry, but welding steel tubes is not exactly cutting edge tech. Chinese workers can do it pretty well. Ditto for a lot of carbon fiber applications.
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Old 07-12-18, 08:30 AM
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Solution: Don't buy cheap Chinese crap.
You don't have a choice in most cases. All bearings are made in China today...and as of July 6th there's a 25% tariff on Chinese bearings. All bike computers are made in China. You don't have a choice. Capitalism has sent all the manufacture of that stuff where the margin is the highest.


I'm honestly not sure if for tariff purposes the USA recognizes a difference between Taiwan and China. The USA has been backing down a great deal about the independence of Taiwan the last decade.
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Old 07-12-18, 08:32 AM
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Solution: Don't buy cheap Chinese crap.
Then there would be nothing to buy.
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Old 07-12-18, 08:39 AM
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Just buy Campagnolo. Problem solved. Duh.
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