- Most blatant rip off bike item.Your suggestions?
How about this bottle brush? http://www.cookability.biz/kitchen-craft-bottle-brush/b_1279.htm?SRC=GB1Posted 8 years agojojoA1Member
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How about this bottle brush? http://www.cookability.biz/kitchen-craft-bottle-brush/b_1279.htm?SRC=GB1
You’ll be hard pushed to get that up the tube though….Posted 8 years ago
Is this perhaps the most blatant example of us being ripped off:http://www.rutlandcycling.com/6498/Shimano-Hydraulic-Disc-Brake-Bleeding-Kit.html?referrer=froogle1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=froogle&utm_campaign=pid6498Posted 8 years ago
I used an empty shampoo bottle,some windscreen washer tube and a syrigne from ebay for less than a fiver.
Any other good examples?peachosMember
I need a 185mm – rrp £40 !!
haven’t tried these yet, but i will be doing soon! http://www.mtb-direct.co.uk/cgi-bin/index.cgi?item=MERGE080515170751Posted 8 years ago
Yeah I’ve tried to bodge a hose brush before but the official item makes it sooo much easier.
pretty much everything really!
How you figure?
With a lot of cheap things there are clear economies of scale (like thomthumbs’s coppaslip example above), they are mass market products or corners can be cut in the most hideous ways. (Think of the differences between a Halfords £80 special and what most of us ride).
I think we’re quite lucky with bike parts – you can buy very solid reliable stuff for silly cheap, or spend a bit more on very nice stuff indeed from the Hopes, Thomsons and Paul Components of this world. The only things that I’d say come into the “rip-off” category are boutique items – like Yumeya – and the people who buy that don’t care.Posted 8 years ago
don’t they have a 500% mark-up?
Not sure about the exact mark-up, it’s pretty big but
a) It’s probably all that’s keeping some bike shops in business at the moment, and
b) How many do you get through a year?
c) I wonder what the mark-up on tubeless kits and sealant is? 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Re; bottle brushes,aplogies ,that was the wrong link.How about something like:http://www.cdaquatics.co.uk/aquarium-cleaning-brush-set-of-3-p-2068.html?utm_source=Google-Shopping&utm_medium=Free-listings&utm_campaign=AllPosted 8 years agohoraMember
Beer is more expensive than petrol. What’s your point caller?
I’d run down to the nearest petrol station with a pint glass but even they have no smoking on their premises 😕 🙄
petrol has a higher alcohol content than lager, and probably tastes nicer too.
Yes, I once tasted Stella. I’ve never tasted petrol but even a mans brownstar would taste nice than Stella..Posted 8 years ago
(Edit) Just to add that Ive not tasted a mans brownstar either
I wasn’t aware that Shimano hoses, oil or parts were particularly expensive. When I bought a set of XT disc brakes last year I had a full bottle of oil left over after installing, plus a couple of spare olives and fittings. And I think I assembled them correctly…Posted 8 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
32mm seal kit £30 wtf? 2 bits of foam and 4 bits of rubber (you don’t even have the foam bits on the 35mm kit…)Posted 8 years ago
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