[TheThinkTank] Prices of New Cables and Housing?

Gabriel Trainer getrainer at bikefarm.org
Tue Sep 5 15:30:37 PDT 2017


At Bike Farm we charge the following for new cable/housing:

Cables, brake or shifter $2 for non-member, $1.50 for members

Cable Housing, brake or shift $1 per foot

We save old housing and cables in a large plastic container in coils,
and we do not charge for them. Free for everyone to use.

Gabriel

On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 3:16 PM, Arlin Schaffel
<arlin at bridgecitybicyclecoop.com> wrote:
> We don't keep old housing / cables as we've had problems in the past with
> proper storage and also just generally being too rusted to use again.
>
> We have a suggested donations list and currently have cables at $1.00/cable
> & housing at $0.50/ft. This is definitely undercutting shops but it hasn't
> been an issue for us thus far. Possibly due to us serving different clients
> than our local shops.
>
> Attached is our Suggested Price List. I believe we started with the
> Suggested Donation list from the Bike Dump in Winnipeg (thanks!) and
> modified from there.
>
>
> Arlin Schaffel
> Bridge City Bicycle Co-op
> http://bridgecitybicyclecoop.com
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>
> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 4:06 PM, Josh Bisker <jbisker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hey, how do folks price their new cables and housing? And howzabout you
>> recycled cables and housing? Is this an area in which it's ok to underprice
>> the retail markup of commercial shops, and if so what's the rationale for
>> doing so per se?
>>
>> We have our FIRST EVER batch of new cables and there are a number of ideas
>> about how to price them. Help us with your wisdom, fam.
>>
>> Josh Bisker
>> 914-500-9890
>> New York Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op
>> 596 Acres
>> Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
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