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Cycling Cap's....i know i like to save money, but why are they so pricy?

Old 03-25-13, 12:12 PM
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Cycling Cap's....i know i like to save money, but why are they so pricy?

i wish i knew how to sew well, trying to find a nice decent one on ebay for under $6 is a PITA... and i dont get how sites charge over $30 for one....
jus wondering if anyone has some incite to why we pay $30+ to be a billboard for the company's, when the cost to make it is probably under $9 a unit at most..
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I am the proud owner of three Walz caps. Made in USA, top-notch customer service, and a product that will last forever if you take care of it. I have a wool one, a corduroy and a cotton. Worth the money.
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I just bought a Walz cap in cotton.

As soon as I put it on, I could tell the difference in quality between that and my team Garmin cap. The fabric brim of the Walz vs the cardboardish brim of the other is enough to rationalize the price of $20.

When fall rolls around, I'll probably order a wool one.
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Who cares about 10-20 bucks for a comfy, warm and wind stopping but not too sweaty cap when you're riding a +1000$ bike and wearing +250$ in clothing?
I, for one, don't.
It's almost zero degrees here, which means water nearly freezes, and my ears will freeze off without my cap.
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I have a cotton Walz cap too, but it gets a little damp, compared to the micro fiber ones, if you wear under the helmet.
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If it's just a cotton cap I'll just use a $2 bandanna. Also, the non cycling specific skull caps made of "technical" materials are about $15 and probably are more comfy on a hot day.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman
I have a cotton Walz cap too, but it gets a little damp, compared to the micro fiber ones, if you wear under the helmet.
I wanted to get one of the MW ones, but like the blue of the cotton more than the MW.

OCP right here.

Maybe if I had a jersey in the lighter blue I could do the MW blue one...
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I have a couple Walz caps. One wicking and one in wool they sent me for free after helping out with a website issue. Stand up folks.
Being bald I have a decent collection that needs to be tripled.
Others:
A friend made one very cool cap.
Capo (awesome cap), LG winter cap, castelli, and a variety of other skull caps and what not.
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... less than $6? Having just put in an order for my club, you are looking at 8$ MINIMUM per cap for a good quality cotton cap with custom screen printing and two color fabrics at the lowest bulk order of 150 units. Obviously you could get this down a couple dollars more with more volume, but if someone sells them at 6$ or less there is no way it would be profitable. I mean, i've heard of people buying cheap kit for budget reasons, but really... 6$?
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castelli, pace or giordana. all others are ****e.
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I really dig some of the etsy caps
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Wait until he finds out what a decent sewing machine costs.
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I am the proud owner of three Walz caps. Made in USA, top-notch customer service, and a product that will last forever if you take care of it. I have a wool one, a corduroy and a cotton. Worth the money.
who in the hell needs top notch customer for a cycling cap?
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I really dig some of the etsy caps
Like the Jayne Cobb replicas?
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who in the hell needs top notch customer for a cycling cap?
I would imagine it would be very helpful when ordering custom team/event caps. Also if anything goes wrong with the order/product.
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"i wish i knew how to sew well, trying to find a nice decent one on ebay for under $6 is a PITA"

Are you selling caps again on ebay?!?
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why are my socks $15 or gas $4.00 gallon or my beer $9 six pack
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You get what you pay for. Most I've owned last a 6 month season in rotation use. My rapha is going on six and other than fading is still in good shape.
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR
Who cares about 10-20 bucks for a comfy, warm and wind stopping but not too sweaty cap when you're riding a +1000$ bike and wearing +250$ in clothing?
I, for one, don't.
It's almost zero degrees here, which means water nearly freezes, and my ears will freeze off without my cap.
i know...but i am a self sustaining college student and don't have that luxury yet, but kudos to you & 100% agree

Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
Never too late for an old dog to learn new tricks.
..i train dog's pretty well, i can needle and tread, my G-Ma tought me when i was like 4-5years old,

Originally Posted by halfspeed
Wait until he finds out what a decent sewing machine costs.
i dont think i need a top of the line singer, and i doubt ill make my own, i just have a budget for what i want to spend,
if i spent $30 on my one piece Long-Sleeve Cycling Jersey BIB Shorts that i love, i dont know why i would spend almost that same amount on a hat.

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why are my socks $15 or gas $4.00 gallon or my beer $9 six pack
$15 because you don't shop at costco, $4 because you don't live car free, $9 because your an alcoholic!

Thank you for those links Jsharr,
..this was what i was kinda hoping for someone to just point me in the direction of bargain stuff that was not on ebay.
i still like the input from everyone's post, always opens my eyes to others perspectives and knowledge.

i found this from a post in another thread, even tho i did not see cycling caps they had other nice stuff in all price ranges.
https://www.love2pedal.com


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Originally Posted by road2you
if i spent $30 on my one piece Long-Sleeve Cycling Jersey BIB Shorts that i love, i dont know why i would spend almost that same amount on a hat.
I am having trouble deciphering your writing. Are you saying that there is a product out there that fits the description "one piece long-sleeve cycling jersey bib shorts"? Perhaps some variant of a Castelli Speedsuit? If so, I call BS on buying one for $30 - $300 if you were lucky and bought one on sale.
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog
why are my socks $15 or gas $4.00 gallon or my beer $9 six pack
B/c you drink meh beer? I pay that for a 4 pack.

Beer snobbery > bike cap snobbery

Btw Nashbar and et. al. puts caps on sale periodically. About 4 bucks each if you buy 3 or so.
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Originally Posted by botto
who in the hell needs top notch customer for a cycling cap?
Who needs electronic shifting and carbon wheels? No one in this forum NEEDS them.

LTNS, botto.
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