Re: [CR]Was: Parting out bikes, greed, capitalism... Now: Repro Herse Bits


Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer

Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 12:58:13 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
To: "Philcycles@aol.com" <Philcycles@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Was: Parting out bikes, greed, capitalism... Now: Repro Herse Bits
In-Reply-To: <ca0.161af9b6.33cd2539@aol.com>
References:
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

I think Sugino is probably too invested in the forged blank production methodology that makes it cost prohibitive to make small batches on spec. I think they'd have to invest in super expensive dies, so they'd need to pre-sell a ton of them for the project to be economically viable. The CAD/CAM route means small batches can be relatively easily done without the per-unit cost being astronomical.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA USA

On 7/16/07, Philcycles@aol.com <Philcycles@aol.com> wrote:
>
>
> In a message dated 7/16/07 12:37:50 PM, haxixe@gmail.com writes:
>
> >A mildly updated Herse-style crankset almost visually identical to the
> >original would give almost nothing away in terms of function to even the
> >most modern touring triples. It's a basic design that really can't
> >really be substantially improved upon even today. The question is would
> >anyone buy them?
>
> Sugino prototyped just what you want a few years ago and I spoke to Mr.
> Sugino trying to get them to make it-he wanted me to make a bike for
> him-but it
> never happened.
> Phil Brown
> San Rafael, Calif.
>
>
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