Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
I don't think $325 is such a good deal for the Bracciano's. I suspect they only cost $250 to produce, and thats not taking into account the fact that pro-lite can bulk buy the components... each wheel might only cost them $200 to produce... But compared to all the other factory wheels, it is a good deal
Can't tell if you're being facetious or not. Should companies run on zero profit??? Or should they just be a free service?
What I'm trying to say is, if I buy all of the parts separately, it comes out to $250. Since I am buying from another re-seller they still need to make a profit out of me (and the manufacturer needs to make a profit out of the re-seller etc.). I assume from this that Pro-Lite must be making a fair bit from each wheel, especially if they can buy the parts in bulk at a lesser price. Compared to other companies I guess pro-lite's profit margin is lower, but their R,D and technology/marketing seem to be too.
If you can produce the same product delivered to me for $250 including taxes with a warranty you'll back, I'll give you an order for 200 sets to get your business started.
The Bracciano's are a gift at the price we normally sell them at, with what we've done today - the price is ridiculous and its not a sustainable business practice. To those who've picked up a bargin, good on you
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I'll have a set for $250! Do you take credit card? Can it be on the courier today?
I'm assuming from your comments you won't need money for your time in building or selling them.
In all seriousness though, there are plenty of things that are heaps cheaper to do yourself, if you don't add a value for your time, the skills involved or the need to make a living from it.
Same, I'll take a pair at that price.
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I knew I overlooked something ... It didn't quite feel right and I stand corrected. I always build for myself so money for building or selling them never really gets considered and I apologies for overlooking it. What my point was was that if I could get the parts for $250, with the manufacturer and the re-seller making money out of me, what price would pro-lite be able to source these wheels at?
For a sale price of $500, Pro-lite International (the MFG) would be sourcing at $50-100ish per wheel, including labour. This doesn't include setup, design, R&D, warrantee claim costs which I assume are reasonably large.
So you're probably looking at a cost, all up, of $150. Being generous with those above sunk costs.
Manufacturer, distributor, and retailer tend to markup 50-100%. Retailers aim for 100%. Manufacturers and distros tend to mark up less because they move large quantities, and take less risk than a shop does.
But the same thing is going on here as any other locally sold brand. The Aussie distro just don't get a very good deal (relatively speaking) from pro-lite international, because they can't move enough product.
when they were selling for the same price as CRC - see here, I don't know about that...
I've got lights from DX. a mate's mate has bought clothes. he said quality was good.
Good thinking. You could get a nice bike if you have twins before the cutoff!
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill.
Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day.
Now how could'ja go past a pair of US Postal shorts in great nick...collector's items or trash?
Not so much a cyclist...more of a sit down comedian
I'm tempted to start building for other people if they think $325 is such a good price for wheels... so little time though I guess thats the saying... should of, could of, would of
Not really a special, but I would buy this if I lived in NSW. Beautiful condition for it's age...
http://www.tradingpost.com.au/Sport-Lei ... M004903568
Steel - is - real
Hey guys, Just saw this company selling the Pro Lite Bracciano rims for $299.00. Anyone here have any experience with this company?
http://www.footballwarehouse.com.au/Pro ... _2013.html
Trek 1.5, Cannondale Supersix, Specialized Langster
Torpedo special was only for black Shimano. I would have preferred silver.
Cycling Express have Ultegra 6700 Carbon pedals for $140 only until 31/10 - not sure if this means beginning or end of day
http://www.cyclingexpress.com/cycle/com ... dals.aspx#
Did a quick check of the usual suspects in the UK and these save a fair bit (up to around $50 from what I've seen).
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