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Old March 28th 04, 05:52 AM
Matt O'Toole
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Anonymous wrote:

What exactly are we paying for that makes up the enormous difference
in cost/mile between car tires and bicycle tires?


Marketing, and the willingness of others to pay the price.

Matt O.


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Old March 28th 04, 08:58 PM
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Matt O'Toole wrote:
Anonymous wrote:

What exactly are we paying for that makes up the enormous difference
in cost/mile between car tires and bicycle tires?


Marketing, and the willingness of others to pay the price.


yea, they're immune to that in carland.
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Old March 28th 04, 08:58 PM
David Reuteler
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Matt O'Toole wrote:
Anonymous wrote:

What exactly are we paying for that makes up the enormous difference
in cost/mile between car tires and bicycle tires?


Marketing, and the willingness of others to pay the price.


yea, they're immune to that in carland.
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david reuteler

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Old March 28th 04, 11:27 PM
ari
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a good high performance summer tire that is fun to drive on can cost
$200 each, $800/4

Anonymous wrote:

What exactly are we paying for that makes up the enormous difference
in cost/mile between car tires and bicycle tires?
I recently replaced four car tires for about 200 dollars after about
three years. Sometimes I get a glass cut in bicycle tire and only get
one ride!, more typically I might get four months or about 2000 miles.
Even with a *budget* $20 tire this ends up costing me about twice as
much as the automobile tires for the same period. To make bike tires
last longer would require more material and cost performance due to
weight and feel less responsive, but it's kinda funny that the current
highest performance tires have even less material so should be cheaper
in some sense but cost more. Maybe it's just me but I can't tell any
difference between most road tires when riding except for the weight
differences.


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Old March 28th 04, 11:27 PM
ari
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Default relative cost/usage between bicycle tires and automobile tires

a good high performance summer tire that is fun to drive on can cost
$200 each, $800/4

Anonymous wrote:

What exactly are we paying for that makes up the enormous difference
in cost/mile between car tires and bicycle tires?
I recently replaced four car tires for about 200 dollars after about
three years. Sometimes I get a glass cut in bicycle tire and only get
one ride!, more typically I might get four months or about 2000 miles.
Even with a *budget* $20 tire this ends up costing me about twice as
much as the automobile tires for the same period. To make bike tires
last longer would require more material and cost performance due to
weight and feel less responsive, but it's kinda funny that the current
highest performance tires have even less material so should be cheaper
in some sense but cost more. Maybe it's just me but I can't tell any
difference between most road tires when riding except for the weight
differences.


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Old March 28th 04, 11:46 PM
Peter Cole
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"Anonymous" wrote in message
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What exactly are we paying for that makes up the enormous difference
in cost/mile between car tires and bicycle tires?


Fantasy.

Even with a *budget* $20 tire this ends up costing me about twice as
much as the automobile tires for the same period.


Don't stop there. I've found a lot of very nice tires even cheaper.


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Old March 28th 04, 11:46 PM
Peter Cole
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"Anonymous" wrote in message
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What exactly are we paying for that makes up the enormous difference
in cost/mile between car tires and bicycle tires?


Fantasy.

Even with a *budget* $20 tire this ends up costing me about twice as
much as the automobile tires for the same period.


Don't stop there. I've found a lot of very nice tires even cheaper.


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Old March 28th 04, 11:51 PM
Peter Cole
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"carlfogel" wrote

Dear Anon,

I understand that, on a weight basis, many of the garments available
from Victoria's Secret are scandalously overpriced and flimsy when
compared to sturdy coveralls.

Equally outraged,

Carl Fogel


I've noticed many older cyclists seem to have replaced women with bikes as
fetish objects. Is it an ED thing?


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Old March 28th 04, 11:51 PM
Peter Cole
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Default relative cost/usage between bicycle tires and automobile tires

"carlfogel" wrote

Dear Anon,

I understand that, on a weight basis, many of the garments available
from Victoria's Secret are scandalously overpriced and flimsy when
compared to sturdy coveralls.

Equally outraged,

Carl Fogel


I've noticed many older cyclists seem to have replaced women with bikes as
fetish objects. Is it an ED thing?


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Old March 29th 04, 12:22 AM
carlfogel
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Default relative cost/usage between bicycle tires and automobile tires

Peter Cole wrote:
"carlfogel" wrote
Dear Anon,

I understand that, on a weight basis, many of the garments available
from Victoria's Secret are scandalously overpriced and flimsy when
compared to sturdy coveralls.

Equally outraged,

Carl Fogel

I've noticed many older cyclists seem to have replaced women with bikes
as fetish objects. Is it an ED thing?



Dear Peter

Hmm . . . I see no bicycles in my post

Possibly you treated my salacious maunderings as a Rorschach ink blo
test and read something into it from the depths of your own depraved-

Never mind

Carl Foge


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