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Old September 10th 04, 03:00 PM
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http://www.baselinemag.com/article2/...1617929,00.asp

'It's also about a third of the weight of the production model Trek bike that
Armstrong used in his initial Tour victory in 1999.'

'But it's imperative, too, for Trek to move up the price curve. Ten years ago,
Trek only imported bikes that cost less than $400. Now, with increasing
competition from foreign companies on mass-produced frames and components, Trek
imports all bikes that it sells for less than $1,000.'

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Old September 10th 04, 04:18 PM
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Ed wrote in :
'But it's imperative, too, for Trek to move up the price curve. Ten
years ago, Trek only imported bikes that cost less than $400. Now, with
increasing competition from foreign companies on mass-produced frames
and components, Trek imports all bikes that it sells for less than
$1,000.'


10 years is a long time. How much of the $400 to $1000 due to inflation?
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Ed wrote in :
'But it's imperative, too, for Trek to move up the price curve. Ten
years ago, Trek only imported bikes that cost less than $400. Now, with
increasing competition from foreign companies on mass-produced frames
and components, Trek imports all bikes that it sells for less than
$1,000.'


10 years is a long time. How much of the $400 to $1000 due to inflation?
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Old September 10th 04, 04:18 PM
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Ed wrote in :
'But it's imperative, too, for Trek to move up the price curve. Ten
years ago, Trek only imported bikes that cost less than $400. Now, with
increasing competition from foreign companies on mass-produced frames
and components, Trek imports all bikes that it sells for less than
$1,000.'


10 years is a long time. How much of the $400 to $1000 due to inflation?
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Old September 10th 04, 07:21 PM
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On 10 Sep 2004 15:27:41 GMT, OSPAM2D
(NOSPAM2DAYJennifer Summers) wrote:

Ken

Date: 9/10/2004 11:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time wrote:

10 years is a long time. How much of the $400 to $1000 due to inflation?


What cost $400 in 1994 would cost $486.01 in 2003.

See this link to prove calculation
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

Jennifer Summers


Dear Jennifer,

Alas, not all calculators agree, but it's fun checking them.
Here's another inflation calculator:

http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

It shows that $400 from 1994 turned into $496.63 in 2003 and
$511.20 in 2004.

My theory is that one included wind drag from pedal motion
its calculation.

Carl Fogel
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On 10 Sep 2004 15:27:41 GMT, OSPAM2D
(NOSPAM2DAYJennifer Summers) wrote:

Ken

Date: 9/10/2004 11:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time wrote:

10 years is a long time. How much of the $400 to $1000 due to inflation?


What cost $400 in 1994 would cost $486.01 in 2003.

See this link to prove calculation
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

Jennifer Summers


Dear Jennifer,

Alas, not all calculators agree, but it's fun checking them.
Here's another inflation calculator:

http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

It shows that $400 from 1994 turned into $496.63 in 2003 and
$511.20 in 2004.

My theory is that one included wind drag from pedal motion
its calculation.

Carl Fogel
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Old September 10th 04, 07:21 PM
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On 10 Sep 2004 15:27:41 GMT, OSPAM2D
(NOSPAM2DAYJennifer Summers) wrote:

Ken

Date: 9/10/2004 11:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time wrote:

10 years is a long time. How much of the $400 to $1000 due to inflation?


What cost $400 in 1994 would cost $486.01 in 2003.

See this link to prove calculation
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

Jennifer Summers


Dear Jennifer,

Alas, not all calculators agree, but it's fun checking them.
Here's another inflation calculator:

http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

It shows that $400 from 1994 turned into $496.63 in 2003 and
$511.20 in 2004.

My theory is that one included wind drag from pedal motion
its calculation.

Carl Fogel
 




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