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Oh the humanity!(10 posts)

Oh the humanity!joe friday
Jan 12, 2004 6:36 AM
go ahead. tell me i haven't ridden it, so i don't
know how it really performs.....
Looks like a perfect bike for a fat guy-maybe Eddy rides it. nmMB1
Jan 12, 2004 6:45 AM
Now that 's what I call a sloping top tube. -nmTi22
Jan 12, 2004 7:03 AM
for girls wearing petticoatsmohair_chair
Jan 12, 2004 7:43 AM
that thing looks like it would break in half at the bottom bracket if you rode it off a curb.
It's a Belgian MUT ScorcherAFred
Jan 12, 2004 9:25 AM
But I bet King Eddy could peddle that up the Alps faster than I could descend on it.
seriously, here's the thing..joe friday
Jan 12, 2004 12:52 PM
isn't there some kind of marketing model that says,
by selling that, sure, they will sell some, but doesn't
it also predict how many of the "high dollar" top end
sales are LOST by sharing that same sticker? I can't
believe that they actually come out better in the long run?
anybody care to explain me why--oh, why, do they do this?
Jan 12, 2004 2:35 PM
Like how Mercedes has lost sales because they are owned by the same company that owns Chrysler, or maybe they've lost sales because they sell a cheap hatchback and a $100K+ convertible in the same showroom?? Or maybe they haven't lost any sales because different markets require different products.

It seems from what I've heard low end bikes keep a company afloat while high end bikes build the reputation that help sell those low end bikes.

What a snobbish attitude to say why buy a high end bike from a company simply because they also sell a lower end bike.

made for the Euro marketstinkyhelmet
Jan 12, 2004 3:22 PM
That bike is perfect for the European market, not the bicycle-unfriendly environment in the U.S. We have grandmothers in Belgium that get on the bike more often than most posters on this forum.
let me answer the last twojoe friday
Jan 13, 2004 8:08 AM
Cycling performance is dictated much more by
the cyclist than by the bike. And among the
better bikes the differences in performance
is VERY minute. Some of what is being purchased
is exclusivity.

So yeah, if i spend big money on a racing bike, i'd
like to not hear someone say, "yah, my grandmother
rides that bike."

thank goodness it's not a Colnago nmDougSloan
Jan 13, 2004 8:14 AM