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Why does a simple water bottle cost over $10 now?

Old 01-13-23, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Black wallnut
this sub forum has become the Road Cycling sub forum.
Spot on !!
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This is my idea of the quintessential touring bike. Take note of his water bottles.
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Here ya go.. and if you buy 3 you can get 1% off :-)

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Two reasons, inflation thanks due to the financial policies of the last 4 administrations; and due to the fact that cycling products have been going up in price because it's a sport for people with extra money they have nothing else to spend it on, known as discretionary income.
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Originally Posted by greatscott
Two reasons, inflation thanks due to the financial policies of the last 4 administrations; and due to the fact that cycling products have been going up in price because it's a sport for people with extra money they have nothing else to spend it on, known as discretionary income.
Just a review of your bikes, you seem to be doing just fine.....LOL!!
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Old 01-13-23, 05:06 PM
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How much does a rig like that weigh without the rider?
No idea. I used to have the persons touring blog site, but no more. He was everywhere.
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Old 01-13-23, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck Naill


This is my idea of the quintessential touring bike. Take note of his water bottles.
Take note of the zero setback seatpost, and the saddle slammed as far forward as it can go.

Not sure what's going on there.
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Old 01-13-23, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Take note of the zero setback seatpost, and the saddle slammed as far forward as it can go.

Not sure what's going on there.
Short stature, short arms, preferred riding position... do you really need an explanation?
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Take note of the zero setback seatpost, and the saddle slammed as far forward as it can go.

Not sure what's going on there.
Leave it to an engineer to miss the blatantly obvious. It's all about increasing cargo capacity. Granted an engineer could probably come up with a better solution to the problem.
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Seriously. Most US households have Prime.

https://techjury.net/blog/amazon-prime-statistics/#gref.
What your limited experience makes you think makes up most, is very limited. I have never bought anything from Amazon and doubt I ever will. Iíve bought some things on the internet but I refuse to help that Bezos guy add any money to his hoard.
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Old 01-13-23, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Black wallnut
Leave it to an engineer to miss the blatantly obvious. It's all about increasing cargo capacity. Granted an engineer could probably come up with a better solution to the problem.
To accommodate more cargo? Okay, I didn't think of that.

Forward slammed saddle usually suggests the bike is too big for the rider.
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This is the guy that shows up at group rides and says your bike shorts are too tight. LOL!! Not that I have ever attended or intend to attend a group ride.
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Old 01-13-23, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by alfaspider
i just got back to the states form many depoyments in the USArmy...and to my shock a simple water bottle has gone up 100% from when i last bought one here.. in europe, they cost about $5/6 american

You canít add more than 40% to the money supply (as America did during the pandemic) and not expect prices to go up. And you cannot disrupt business and supply chain operations and not expect shortages, resulting in prices going up even more.

Thankfully, I am in Japan, which spent far less on relief than America, and which did not forcibly disrupt business and supply chain systems. Inflation in Japan has averaged around 2% since 2020, and there were no shortages or empty shelves. A water bottle today costs a little less than it did when I came to Japan some 15 years ago.

I canít give the Japanese government too much credit for what they did or didnít do, they didnít have many options. Japanís American-written constitution prevents Japanís government from closing businesses or locking down people short of military law. That meant no official mandates whatsoever applied to Japanese residents. And as Japan is already shouldering significant public debt, there was no option to spend vast amounts on pandemic relief. Such spending would have been pointless anyway, as long term inflation would have more than negated any short term benefit.

Japan suffered from double-digit inflation in the early 70ís. The solved the problem with what was later called ďausterityĒ in Europe. The BOJ froze the money supply, and public sector spending reined in. Eventually the private sector recovered and began generating value, but this took about 5 years.
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Old 01-13-23, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling
You can’t add more than 40% to the money supply (as America did during the pandemic) and not expect prices to go up. And you cannot disrupt business and supply chain operations and not expect shortages, resulting in prices going up even more.

Thankfully, I am in Japan, which spent far less on relief than America, and which did not forcibly disrupt business and supply chain systems. Inflation in Japan has averaged around 2% since 2020, and there were no shortages or empty shelves. A water bottle today costs a little less than it did when I came to Japan some 15 years ago..
Japan was pretty expensive pre-COVID, however. Pretty good chance the OP was in Germany which enjoyed a little double-digit inflation as of late, but seems to enjoy cheap water bottles still. But all-in-all your post probably belongs in P&R
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What your limited experience makes you think makes up most, is very limited. I have never bought anything from Amazon and doubt I ever will. Iíve bought some things on the internet but I refuse to help that Bezos guy add any money to his hoard.
Your opinion does not supersede actual facts; try opening the link.
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Old 01-13-23, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by alfaspider
i just got back to the states form many depoyments in the USArmy...and to my shock a simple water bottle has gone up 100% from when i last bought one here.. in europe, they cost about $5/6 american
Have you priced eggs lately?

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Originally Posted by Koyote
But it has everything to do with the number (or %) of households that can access the free shipping, which is what weíre talking about.
Correct. And at any given day the number of people with Prime is a much lower number because they are counting 1 week trials toward yearly totals.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
Correct. And at any given day the number of people with Prime is a much lower number because they are counting 1 week trials toward yearly totals.
Prove it.

Iíve provided a source. Youíve provided nothing but a claim.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
Prove it.

Iíve provided a source. Youíve provided nothing but a claim.
The article says exactly what I'm saying - that the number of subscribers at any one time is unknown and that there are short subscriptions. The only thing to debate is how great a number "much" is.
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The article says exactly what I'm saying - that the number of subscribers at any one time is unknown and that there are short subscriptions. The only thing to debate is how great a number "much" is.
It's irrelevant how many subscribers there are at any given time. If your household has Amazon Prime, buy some bottles. If your household doesn't have Amazon Prime, get the free one week trial and use it to buy some bottles. Same result.
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It's irrelevant how many subscribers there are at any given time. If your household has Amazon Prime, buy some bottles. If your household doesn't have Amazon Prime, get the free one week trial and use it to buy some bottles. Same result.
Or you can buy $25 worth of qualifying merchandise to earn free shipping at Amazon today!

But that isn't going to help if you lose a bottle and need a quick replacement from a bike shop. It will likely be over $10.

You could make up for that loss by buying your chains and tires in bulk, or rebuilding your Di2 batteries with new lithium cells. But all those things aren't very convenient. Grabbing a cheap bottle via free shipping also isn't very convenient.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
Or you can buy $25 worth of qualifying merchandise to earn free shipping at Amazon today!

But that isn't going to help if you lose a bottle and need a quick replacement from a bike shop. It will likely be over $10.
I could get bottles from Amazon for under $10 with next day free delivery. If that's not quick enough, I could walk into REI and buy a bottle for $7. The first LBS I checked also has them for $7, and the second has them for $8. With another 15-20 LBS within a 15 mile radius, there are likely several others that sell bottles for under $10.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
I could get bottles from Amazon for under $10 with next day free delivery. If that's not quick enough, I could walk into REI and buy a bottle for $7. The first LBS I checked also has them for $7, and the second has them for $8. With another 15-20 LBS within a 15 mile radius, there are likely several others that sell bottles for under $10.
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