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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:18 am 
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jammie*dodger wrote:

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Probably just as well :D , should be there now, forgot the .jpg at the end.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:21 am 
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andrewl wrote:
stevet1 wrote:
I guess R&D costs a lot and the forces involved in MTB'ing are probably quite varied.


I'm not sure I totally agree, when I was doing my engineering degree in the early 90s, some basic calculations made it obvious at the time that some stuff wasn't going to last very long.

I remember cranks being bent fairly often in the late 80s, so by the 90s I think it should have been sorted.


Really? That surprises me a little as I would have expected the theory to have been done at least. I guess the main concern was whether to anodise it in blue or purple.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:14 pm 
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theres always a fine line between longer term R&D & marketing, IE you concentrate on R&D & miss the potential market. fairly common for companies knowing they've got weaknesses with a product, release it so not to miss the market & hope they can improve along the way without too many warranty issues.

it has to be said the pi$$ take prices of the early-mid 90s were a total joke, espically given how sh,te a lot of it was :lol:


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