Hello all intelligent bike consumers
There is a testament to how ridiculously overpriced bike bits have become over the last few years.
Feeling a little crap, just after Christmas I decided to have a look at my sticky right shifter
When extracting the cable it offered more than enough resistance to make me buy another.
Now just a few yards from my front door a new store has appeared. Never bothered popping
over before as the greedy multinationals don't do.it for me though how much would they ask
for a mountain bike inner gear cable?
I'll tell you............ £14.95
beyond any belief. I told the very nervous youth that this was an outrage and even if an oily Sheikh
came in asking for the necessary piece of wire to reinstate the solid gold shifter on his
solid gold bike he would tell you to stick the length where the sun would never shine. I asked
him to check with someone more senior. The street drinker outside confirmed that this was
indeed the correct price and that he had seen more expensive ones? Honestly, what absolute crock.
That very average cable Will still be hanging on its hook when the world has come to an end
or the shop inevitably realises its near extinction.
Any other tales of monetary outrage?