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Old 01-16-23, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
Those are not all the same bike.
Good to know. I hate to see a work of art defaced.
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Old 01-16-23, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
I preferred the first picture of the bike.
Those are not the same bikes, I own two cross checks..

The first is my DD
The second is my "road bike"
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Given all the hoopla I decided to look into recumbent bikes, I kept coming up with these. How you you get anywhere on one?




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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
So does any one know what the actual cost of a $14,000 bike is to the mfg?
The first one or the 1000th one?

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Also what is the huge difference between a $5000 bike and a $14,000 bike?
They're exactly the same, and you're a genius for not falling for Big Cycling's nefarious scheme.
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I don't feel like participating in this thread.
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Old 01-16-23, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
They're exactly the same, and you're a genius for not falling for Big Cycling's nefarious scheme.
Yep, they just put a different SKU on them.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I can't believe you guys are doing this again. The other thread is still in the top ten.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I can't believe you guys are doing this again. The other thread is still in the top ten.
OP knows how to catch fish! I'm actually a little jealous sometimes...
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
OP knows how to catch fish! I'm actually a little jealous sometimes...
We know he hates road bikes and thinks people who ride them are stupid and he has preached the 'bent gospel for years here. Many/most of his posts are negative in one way or another. This thread is farming for more negativity so he can tell us the error of our ways.
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Old 01-16-23, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Unfortunately, that screen shot truncated the thread titles:

Actual cost to build a $14,000 bike ... on my planet.

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Originally Posted by Kontact View Post
A few hundred dollars.
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A $14k Aethis maybe cost Merida and Shimano a grand at most. A pair of handmade shoes probably takes more labor hours.
This is what I love about bf: people can just pull things out of their asses, providing zero evidence, and try to pass it off as fact.
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Old 01-16-23, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
This is what I love about bf: people can just pull things out of their asses, providing zero evidence, and try to pass it off as fact.
Butt numbers!
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The actual cost is $1508.17.
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Old 01-16-23, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
Why not pick a specific example of a $14K bike in which the vendor (Trek, Specialized, Giant, Scott, whomever) lists the individual components.

Then look up the price of each component or group-set, and write it down.

Then add up the prices of each of the individual items.

If the frame is available separately, you can add that in. Otherwise you will have to guestimate. (Maybe start with $4K for a very high-end carbon frame.) Add in that price.

Now add it a few hundred bucks for assembly.

Finally, don't forget the import taxes that agent orange imposed.
That would get you retail prices - not the production costs.

What is the production cost differences between bikes that cost 2, 5, 10 or 14k retail?

Not much.

Engineering, tooling, testing a new mid level vs top bike - not much difference there either.

I think that is the OP's point.
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What about a $19k recumbent combine everything together. Some of those Velomobiles are pretty expensive.
...one of my old friends from the Bike Kitchen just coughed up something like 12 or 13 thousand dollars for an electric assist bakfiets. I think maybe he bought it instead of an electric car. But he can claim it's quite different mechanically from those other bikes.
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Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
The actual cost is $1508.17.
87.3% of data posted on the internet is made up by the poster.
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Old 01-16-23, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
87.3% of data posted on the internet is made up by the poster.
And 12.7% the element of truth.

Not to mention that most will never need or be improved by more $ spent.
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Originally Posted by Jughed View Post
That would get you retail prices - not the production costs.

What is the production cost differences between bikes that cost 2, 5, 10 or 14k retail?

Not much.

Engineering, tooling, testing a new mid level vs top bike - not much difference there either.

I think that is the OP's point.
It looks like you are new here, so can be forgiven for thinking the OP is asking a legitimate question. Since you are comparing differences, and production costs should be similar in both cases, they will subtract out.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
More money gets you higher grades of carbon fiber, and a different and more complex layup which, which is done by hand, as well as the engineering and design that allows it to be made. And what are you but 11 gallons of water and a few bucks worth of chemicals?
Here's a site where you can compare the cost of ordinary and high modulus CF.
https://www.cstsales.com/uni_carbon_fabric.html

Does this explain thousands of dollars of difference in price?
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Here's a site where you can compare the cost of ordinary and high modulus CF.
https://www.cstsales.com/uni_carbon_fabric.html

Does this explain thousands of dollars of difference in price?
I can't wait till he finds out how cheap aluminum is and tells us that Ferrari engine should only cost $500.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Butt numbers!
Totally adding that to my lexicon.
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I am being thoroughly entertained. Where is the guy with the profit kindergarten math? I want to hear what he thinks...
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I can't wait till he finds out how cheap aluminum is and tells us that Ferrari engine should only cost $500.
You mean they cost more than that?
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Totally adding that to my lexicon.
Credit where credit is due:

How can a $14,000 bicycle possibly be worth the money?
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