Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Things that make you scratch your head...

I recently had a repair in the shop. The bike had experienced one of those moments when something catches in the rear derailleur and eventually rips off the derailleur hanger and twists the rear derailleur into a pretzel. Easy fix, but when I got the parts together to do the install, I realized that both the rear derailleur and derailleur hanger cost the same. Actually, that's not correct, the hanger cost me more than the derailleur. A derailleur with at least 30 parts that required someone to assemble it costs more than a piece of machined aluminum. Kinda makes ya scratch your head.

Something else that should make you scratch your head: this sells for more than this. Go figure.

(What's playing: Tom Russell If Daddy Don't Sing Danny Boy Tonight)

2 comments:

Guitar Ted said...

Now that bike/motorcycle thing- THAT really is upside down! I've had my doubts about how the market can sustain such high end mtb/road bicycle product and that comparison is going to click with a lot of folks out there, I think.

blackmountaincycles said...

Upside down because the motorcycle company's ability to sell much higher volume than those bikes. But still...