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Thread: E bike tariffs

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    E bike tariffs

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    The E bike $200.00 tariffs start today. Raise your hand if you think this will hurt LBSís and customers more than it will hurt China.

    Looks like the plan to keep sales going is to mark the bikes down by $200.00. At least in one shop:

    http://www.charlestonfitnessequipmen...iAAEgJq3fD_BwE
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles


    Surly Karate Monkey!!!

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    Trump and his tariffs is a kid playing with matches. He's clueless. The problem is predicting how much damage it will do. Yes, I think it's going to affect us and the bicycle shops, given that so much in the way of bike parts are made in China. As for the E bikes, doesn't seem to be a lot of interest, up here, given our sparse population and, of course, winters. The bike community we have is small, but very enthusiastic and mostly traditional, other than fat bikes which we have accepted, big time, for snow riding. I suspect, though, that E bikes are a big deal in metro areas.

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    E-bikes are good for people who want to use them as alternative transport to fossil fuel vehicles. I think they will play a major part in future emission free personal transportation (really low emission, when mineral extraction and manufacturing are added in). Yet another effort to interfere with the transition away from fossil fuels. All of it added together (solar tariffs. Deregulation) creates significant impact on that effort.

    Clueless, absolutely.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles


    Surly Karate Monkey!!!

 

 

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