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The best $16,000 you'll ever spend.(26 posts)

The best $16,000 you'll ever spend.the bull
Oct 30, 2003 6:21 PM
Is this a joke?
I dont get it.
Does it come with a Civic.
Were does the money go.
stop it. all of you.collinsc
Oct 30, 2003 6:35 PM
you people are idiotic tonite.

knock it off.

yeah, it's really expensive. we get it.

the money goes to pinarello. you get a shiny bike. end of story.

there are a lot more things that are a lot more expensive and a lot more trivial than this, why dont you complain about those all night too?
The way the ad flashes..the bull
Oct 30, 2003 7:15 PM
its taunting me.
Can't block it out.
Sorry I have to leave now.
the money goes to pinarello. you get a shiny bike. end of storyctisevn
Oct 30, 2003 7:22 PM
excellent. best single line on rbr ever.
The money is going to Castro!the bull
Oct 30, 2003 7:28 PM
People are smoking cigars when they sell these bikes!
what are they smoking when they buy them? nmrwbadley
Oct 30, 2003 7:38 PM
This bike here cost less(not much) and is the one I would buy!the bull
Oct 30, 2003 7:46 PM
Why stop there when you can get the 999R? nm.russw19
Oct 30, 2003 8:08 PM
I'd have to go with the Ducati at that price myself! nmTNRyder
Oct 30, 2003 8:54 PM
buy a nice used harley and a new C40 for that price. nmjaybird
Oct 30, 2003 9:31 PM
Drool. Absolutely. I do have...rwbadley
Oct 30, 2003 9:20 PM
a hard time figuring out how a bicycle could cost sixteen large. I find many high buck bikes attractive, but the cost of some of them is really quite uh... stunning.

Compared to the Pinarello (or any bicycle)The Ducati has many times the number of shiny exotic forged, polished, and carbon bits. The labor to assemble it is substantial. It is a relatively low production handbuilt machine.

The sound, handling, and excitement of the Ducati would definitely make it a no brainer choice (for me) at the same price point.
Yeah, but you can't pedal the Ducati! (nm)AJS
Oct 31, 2003 2:13 AM
sometimes, that might just be the beauty of it :) nmrwbadley
Oct 31, 2003 7:44 AM
A friend repaired a cracked weld at the top of the head tubebicyclerepairman
Oct 31, 2003 3:59 PM
on a mid 90's Ducati. When he was done, it was easy to see that his weld was the best one on the whole bike. It looked better than the weld on that Pinarello, too.
This bike here cost less(not much) and is the one I would buy!mackgoo
Oct 30, 2003 10:38 PM
I'd hold out for the V-4, spend the whole 16 and some. What the heck.
Don't think you would want to smoke anything around itbimini
Oct 31, 2003 6:58 AM
Have you ever seen magnesium burn!
re: Lots of money to go around on this onehudsonite
Oct 31, 2003 5:04 AM
Let see, you buy the bike for $16,000. Where does the money go.

At this price point, the dealer will probably get 40% of selling price or $6400. For the profit he has to buy and finance it, advertise it and takes the risk that it will sell.

So the price to the dealer is $9600.

The distributor is going to make at least 20 points. So that is another $2000. So the bike into the US was $7600. The distributor makes the money because he needs to provide warranty, tech support, logistics/spares. And lets face it, the spare parts on this bike are a little unique. Not too many stems, bars or saddles like this around.

The bike shipped and insured to the US, lets figure $200.

So the price out of Italy is $7400.

Now because of the special nature of the bike, Pinarello wants to make at least a 100% markup if not more (or 50% of the price to the distributor). So that would bring the cost to about $3700US.

Now Mr. Campagnolo wants his bits, lets say that is $800 at wholesale. That brings us to $2900US for the frame, fork, cranks, bars and wheels. The wheels are probably about $900 for the trade price. Figure another $400 for bars, saddle, pedals. So the frame and fork are $1600.

A $1600 frame does make sense. It probably took twenty to thirty hours of many skilled tradesman to build this frame. A good craftsman is going to cost (salary + fringe) $30 to $50 an hour(30x40 = 1200). Then there are the material and design costs. The design costs on a limited run of bikes is going to cost $100 to $200 a bike for something so unique.

Voila, we have consumed all $16000. The actual bike cost about $4000. The selling price $16000. Margin made/generated through the chain $12000.

So for $16000 you can have an Ego that matches your ego. Lets face it, this bike is for those people that have so much money, that $16000 is nothing. There are over one million millionaires in the US. At least 100,000 that could buy this bike the way most people buy coffee.
The latest news....divve
Oct 31, 2003 5:33 AM Pinarello donating 3 Dogma Egos to underprivileged Kraplechistan athletes training for the 2004 Olympics. Alex Vinokourov from team Telekom/Pinarello, also from that region, will do the official presentation.
Just wait for the Scattante version to come out for $999! nmSpunout
Oct 31, 2003 5:29 AM
It's a way of redistributing wealth. nmorange_julius
Oct 31, 2003 5:48 AM
The name they gave it says it all!!!!!!!!!!! nmLive Steam
Oct 31, 2003 6:27 AM
I wonder if Robin Williams has one yet? nmundertrained
Oct 31, 2003 9:01 AM
Imagine how many Richard Sachs frame you can get with that moneyONCE in a life time
Oct 31, 2003 9:18 AM
Seriously i would have one of each RS frame built up for Road, CX and commuter !
5 Coats of Paint!Heron Todd
Oct 31, 2003 9:47 AM
That's great. Use a new material to get the frame weight really low, and then add a pound by putting 5 coats of paint on it. So, what are they selling here? Performance or image?

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776
Do you really need to ask?T-Doc
Oct 31, 2003 10:35 AM
Instead of Ego, it should be called schlong-bici.

I'm sure Pinarello is doing this for publicity one-upsmanship versus Colnago's C-50/50th anniversary bike, remininscent of the Lamborghini vs Ferrari over-indulgences.
The sad thing is I'm sure they will sell lots of them.
Thats so it won't rust so easily when bicyclemessenger leans itbicyclerepairman
Oct 31, 2003 4:03 PM
up against parking meters downtown.