[CR]high cost of eyetalian bb cutters


Example: Component Manufacturers

From: "Peter Koskinen" <peter@prkbikes.com>
To: <FujiFish1@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 22:48:51 -0400
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Subject: [CR]high cost of eyetalian bb cutters

Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 21:00:16 EDT From: FujiFish1@aol.com To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org SNIP Subject: [CR]Bottom bracket taps (Italian) ... why so ridiculously high priced?

I've been casually looking for some affordable Italian thread b.b. taps for my LBS for some time now. The "Doc" at the shop has a fairly complete Campy

tool kit, including the handles and dies for English b.b. cutting, but he lacks the Italian inserts. Looking on line tonight, I have seen prices of complete Park units in the range of 500 to 600 dollars ... and individual Ital. dies at about $275 each ... just for that one small little part!!! What is the deal

here? This seemingly exorbitant and gouging pricing is just as aggrevating as the 6-7 hundred dollar modern light units being sold in the catalogs (off topic part, so please drop that aspect of the discussion).

I ask again ... what is the deal with this high cost? Thanks...

Ciao, Mark Agree END SNIP?

Mark, In case you aren't aware, the US Dollar has been flushed down the toilet against the Euro. Today the price is $1.34511 = 1 Euro. You do the math and figure it out. If you need help with your arithmetic don't call your president because he can't add either.

Cheers,

Peter Reid Koskinen

Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
USA