Re: [CR]high cost of eyetalian bb cutters


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 10:00:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: bruce thomson <masi3v4me@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]high cost of eyetalian bb cutters
To: Peter Koskinen <peter@prkbikes.com>, FujiFish1@aol.com
In-Reply-To: <20070601024849.PTDJ19701.ibm66aec.bellsouth.net@gateway>
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

To All: Peter is correct in his analysis of the value of the dollar and the high cost of parts, pieces, items from the overseas items. It is not the greedy SELLER but that cursed printing press at the Federal Reserve and the doubly cursed politicians and bankers who steal our future. (O.K., I'm off the soap box)

This affects the purchase of older vintage parts and bikes manly from overseas sources. That is so because our dollar is falling compared to other currencies, especially like the European Union. Watch the shipping prices "rise", watch the asking or reserve price "rise". but watch the bleed off of products leaving the U.S.due to the "cheaper" products here. It wont be long before the Chinese are sending their laundry here. B.T.

Peter Koskinen <peter@prkbikes.com> wrote: 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

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