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OUR BLACK FRIDAY OR HOW TO SAVE UP TO 100%

Andy Kessler - 29-Nov-2019
In this BLOG you can learn two things:

  1. How to save a lot of money  
  2. How to get an U.P.P.E.R. without having problems with your household budget.
So actually it is probably one of the most useful BLOGS I ever did....

Let's start with Black Friday: Since Gerard's blog "a truly Black Friday" you probably know what we think of this day by now. But somehow I think we should also do something special for that day, so I have build a bike where - if you are smart enough- you can save up to 100% on retail price. Here it comes my  BLACK- Friday bike.



So, now you can either start to google around for the best price on this 6.4 kg build- or you can just get straight to the jackpot and get the maximum discount: Just don't buy it and save 100%.

If you still prefer to buy it without a discount, here comes a true story that might help you: A while ago I had a customer and he only wanted the best. Pretty much like this bike with the best parts money can buy. Then he said there is only one important thing to make that deal happen: No logo on anything! When I asked why, he came up with a very straight forward answer: He will tell his partner that this is a 1200$ bike and like that nobody will ever be able to google anything.... 

I'm 99.9% sure this will not work, so instead I would suggest to simply get 2 all blacked out bikes. Can't look a gifted bike in the price tag! Or add some more color with one of the  BETTY DESIGN bikes. 


 

Comments & Questions

OPEN
what's the price of the black one…….super bike!
Post #1 of 17. Posted by Andreas Heusel on 29-Nov-2019 04:10:32 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19892]
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Hallo Andreas, da es sich um ein Einzelstück handelt haben wir keinen Preis berechnet. Falls Du wirklich Interesse hättest kann ich den Kontakt zu einem Händler in Deutschland machen welcher Dir eine Offerte machen kann
Post #14 of 17. Posted by Andy Kessler on 02-Dec-2019 03:31:25 GMT in reply to post #1 [19892<--19915]
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Danke für die Rückmeldung.
Ausstattung/Komponenten/Gewicht und Preis wären interessant zu wissen.
Eine Offerte eines Händlers gerne an meine E-Mail Adresse.

Vielen Dank und Grüße Andreas
Post #17 of 17. Posted by Andreas Heusel on 03-Dec-2019 11:04:02 GMT in reply to post #14 [19915<--19919]
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Excellent blog - well said on Black Friday shenanigans. And a lovely bike to boot. Ditto Betty Design.
Post #2 of 17. Posted by PeteRidesEurope on 29-Nov-2019 05:14:17 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19893]
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Sorry I clicked on that email.:(
Post #3 of 17. Posted by Bob on 29-Nov-2019 05:53:33 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19896]
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Thanx. I'm saving loads of money today...

Nice seat post. What is it? Is the setback necessary for suspension?
Post #4 of 17. Posted by Bengt Novik on 29-Nov-2019 06:58:44 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19899]
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Looks like the Canyon S15 VCLS CF seatpost.
Post #5 of 17. Posted by SpeedyChix on 29-Nov-2019 08:31:03 GMT in reply to post #4 [19899<--19900]
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But the underside of the saddle clamp looks different than the Canyon.
Post #6 of 17. Posted by SpeedyChix on 29-Nov-2019 08:32:19 GMT in reply to post #5 [19900<--19901]
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It's definitely not; I have a VCLS 2.0 (without setback) on my UP. The suspension works nicely, but there are 2 major problems with it:
1. Dirt gets in between the blades.
2. It's fiddly to adjust, which you have to do after every time you have dismounted it (eg to fit in a travel box)
But on this actual photo, the post is only divided at the top, which seems to solve the 2 issues above.
Post #9 of 17. Posted by Bengt Novik on 29-Nov-2019 10:06:22 GMT in reply to post #5 [19900<--19904]
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It's a THM Mandibula, about $600.
Post #16 of 17. Posted by JC on 02-Dec-2019 11:12:59 GMT in reply to post #4 [19899<--19917]
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Working HARD to stay small, nice. Thankful.
Post #7 of 17. Posted by Erin Gil on 29-Nov-2019 08:54:46 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19902]
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What kind / brand seat post is that ? I have a Open Up and would like to try one to see if it takes the edge off . Thanks ,Bill
Post #8 of 17. Posted by William Hurley on 29-Nov-2019 09:13:17 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19903]
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It's a THM Mandibula and yes, it takes the edge off. As do big tires. :-)
Post #10 of 17. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 29-Nov-2019 12:31:10 GMT in reply to post #8 [19903<--19906]
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I was getting ready to order my frame, have the components selected and even the color of the frame. Then you had to post the picture of a Betty Design bikes. You have made this so difficult. How could unleash Kristine's creativity on on your fabulous looking bikes.

In all seriousness, looking great. Well done! Equally seriously, I am still hung up on what color or paint design will go with.
Post #11 of 17. Posted by Eugene on 29-Nov-2019 15:15:00 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19910]
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Hi Eugene, we would love to help you on that choice... but I know its a difficult one...
Post #15 of 17. Posted by Andy Kessler on 02-Dec-2019 03:33:07 GMT in reply to post #11 [19910<--19916]
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How much?
Post #12 of 17. Posted by Alsn Montgomery on 01-Dec-2019 15:39:40 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19913]
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Hi we have not calculated any retail price for that bike yet. If you are interested I can make you a connection to a dealer that could build it and quote you a price. let me know
Post #13 of 17. Posted by Andy Kessler on 02-Dec-2019 03:29:25 GMT in reply to post #12 [19913<--19914]
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