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  • Fresh Goods Friday 561 – The Chipps Gets Married Edition
  • amandawishart
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    One might suspect that a container ship has landed, as this week there’s a flurry of product launches and a whole three bikes in today’s Fresh Goods F …

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    johnnystorm
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    In time honoured tradition..

    “How much…for a wedding!”

    In all seriousness, congrats and best wishes to the happy couple! 😊

    FOG
    Full Member

    Why are sunglasses more expensive than helmets? I know the Smiths are price tbc but they will be well over £100 but the helmet is £94.99 and will be cheaper on line. You would think a piece of protective equipment would be better made and therefore more expensive than some shades

    sharkattack
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    There’s some bikes up there that are over 8 grand each and I’m not even bothered anymore.

    Congrats on the wedding.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    What tyres for a wedding?

    Congratulations mr_chipps and mrs_chipps

    brakestoomuch
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    Congratulations to Beate and Chipps. I hope they have a great day and that the weather treats them well.

    bearnecessities
    Full Member

    Congratulations to you both & have a great day!

    TheGingerOne
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    The bike industry has now reached the stage where when people ask how much for a bike, the answer is I could buy a wedding for that!

    Congratulations Chipps and enjoy!

    mashr
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    FOG
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    Why are sunglasses more expensive than helmets? I know the Smiths are price tbc but they will be well over £100 but the helmet is £94.99 and will be cheaper on line. You would think a piece of protective equipment would be better made and therefore more expensive than some shades

    Decent optics are far more expensive to make than something that’s designed to be squashed once

    Andy
    Free Member

    Congrats Mr & Mrs Chipps

    Love that T-Shirt. What is the actual discount members get on it?

    jamj1974
    Full Member

    Have a wonderful day!

    prettygreenparrot
    Full Member

    Congratulations Beate & Chipps.

    leffeboy
    Full Member

    oi, get that t-shirt in your shop!

    and

    CONGRATULATIONS

    ChrisL
    Full Member

    Congratulations on your wedding, Chipps! Also is that t-shirt on the store yet, am I just blind or is it yet to be added?

    redsnail
    Full Member

    Congrats to you Chipps and Mrs Chipps.
    Hope you’ll both have a wonderful day and a happy life.

    charliedontsurf
    Full Member

    Ride and Shine T-shirt. The link now works… and members get free delivery and a couple of quid off. So… that’s £23.99.

    DezB
    Free Member

    Decent optics are far more expensive to make than something that’s designed to be squashed once

    Nonsense! Shades are a fashion item, helmets are not.

    mashr
    Full Member

    You’re kidding yourself if you don’t think any helmet over about £40 is a fashion item. Decent optics with coatings aren’t simple things, unlike a combo of plastic, foam and soft pads

    DezB
    Free Member

    yeah, see people strolling round in their helmets on the beach all the time 😂😂

    b33k34
    Full Member

    Why are sunglasses more expensive than helmets? I k

    Decent optics with coatings aren’t simple things, unlike a combo of plastic, foam and soft pads

    https://boingboing.net/2019/03/12/luxottica.html

    or the longer and more complete story

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/may/10/the-invisible-power-of-big-glasses-eyewear-industry-essilor-luxottica

    it is the lenses where they make the most money, charging markups of 700% or 800% to their customers. The largest margins of all are on complex progressive lenses and protective coatings – for scratch resistance, or to cut out blue light – features that cost Essilor a few cents to make, and which opticians sell for between £25 and £50 a pop

    I suspect theres a lot of ‘what the market will bear’ pricing. Luxotica set the upper limit price with Oakley etc. If you’re competing with them you sell at a similar price (or a little bit cheaper). If you go really low cost you lose the artificial cachet of quality.

    Galibier have a few different designs that look pretty good, with a choice of lens colours for £35-60 eg https://www.galibier.cc/product/regale-ultra/

    (I say this as someone with a few pairs of Oakleys (Prizm Trail really do work for me) and Raybans so I’m not immune to the marketing)

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