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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:41 am 
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Having bartered over coppers with retrobikers at meets in the past suspect these will not be overly popular in the rb community.

Assos S7 Campionissimo, coming in at £309 > http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... horts.html

Even more than an overpriced steel cindercone BUT they do include a kuku penthouse for your parts.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:01 pm 
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You could by a bike for that - quite a nice retro bike anyway...

In the first picture, he looks like he's trying to squeeze one out (for want of a better expression)...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:35 pm 
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I know asos make nice stuff - apparently - could never justify the cost (without even *thinking* of asking the misses) so have never had any

I guess the law of diminishing returns is in full effect here....

Strangely enough, I have just come back from Aldi and picked up a new winter top (with back pockets!), so I guess I *might not* be there demographic :oops:

Of course, if someone want to donate a new pair to me for testing/review, I'll be more than happy to write something!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:50 pm 
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Just another example of the trend started by Rapha and SRAM Red...
To misquote 'Field of Dreams': charge it and they will pay. :shock:

They both brilliantly entered a busy market at the top of the existing price range and have managed to stretch their pricing well away from other similar products with good marketing to the money-no-object/most expensive=best undiscriminating rich.

5x the retail price, maybe only 2x the production cost, 50% markup = 8x the profit per unit, so you can afford to only sell 1/8 of the numbers, and the high rollers love the exclusivity. Less work and capital investment etc for the same money.

All the best,


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:57 pm 
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I must admit I have a fair pile of assos stuff. and have just got a winter jacket and tights.i see many people paying thousands for bikes but will not invest anything in some nice clothes. and what can be worse than a sore ass 30 miles from home.



or you could go for some pastle shaded rapha gear

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rapha-Hi-Vis- ... 4aca92f2a1


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:32 pm 
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That does seem like a crazy amount to spend on a pair of shorts, but if people buy them they're not too expensive I guess. Roadies gear does seem pretty expensive.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:35 pm 
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matthew71 wrote:
and what can be worse than a sore ass 30 miles from home.



A wet one! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:11 am 
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The History Man wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
and what can be worse than a sore ass 30 miles from home.



A wet one! :lol:



if you was 30 miles from home you would either be in the car ,or on a train :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:19 am 
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The History Man wrote:
matthew71 wrote:
and what can be worse than a sore ass 30 miles from home.



A wet one! :lol:


Or no recollection of how you got there and got one :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:58 pm 
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20 years ago I splashed out on a pair of Assos bib shorts , £40 ! Since then , used Castelli , which has now become too expensive , and now Santini which isn't , and lasts too . Trade team kit is always worth checking out at the end of the year sales too . No merchant banker wants to wear last years kit do they . :facepalm:
Easy to spot , they will be riding £5k bikes and not 60kg wet through
Mike :wink:


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