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Trek story, engineering light bicycle
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 massproduced frames and components, Trek imports all bikes that it sells for less than $1,000.' 
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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 massproduced 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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'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 massproduced 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 massproduced 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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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/cgibin/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/cgibin/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/cgibin/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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