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  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    edited February 2010
    It is a Park tool, it is precision made, it is of workshop quality, it will probably do hundreds of BB's, its not a job that you want to take risks with (especially if you are doing this for your business).

    I have seen a Cyclus one for around £100 - Dotbike I think.

    Yes, it's here.
  • aimed at frame builders or bike shops to cut/repair the bottom bracket shell...possibly? i'm sure someone who knows for certain will be along shortly.
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  • Because it's bike workshop-grade quality.

    Look at any tool. If it's professional (and by professional I mean used at workshops in a heavy-duty application) quality, then it will expensive.

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    the cutters are the expensive bit.
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  • i know PT are renowned for quality etc

    but 600 quid for whats basically a tap kit lol

    suppose if i were a bike shop id make my money back with it...
  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    here is the £100 cyclus one.

    To be honest, I would have to do this task 7 to 10 times to make even the purchase of the Cyclus one worthwhile (my LBS will charge £10-£15) and that would only happen, possibly, in my whole cycling lifetime.
  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    oh, and the Cyclus one just does the facing, doesn't tap the thread, though the tap is probably an optional attachment.
  • DanlubeDanlube Posts: 454
    It's a precision tool designed for professional mechanics, as the tool is a 'trade' tool I'm guessing it cant really be priced cheaper than trade value of the tool. If it was suppliers to bike shops within the bike industry would lose out, bike shops would just buy elsewhere (here) all about license/contract deals, confusing stuff really. I think?
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    alfablue wrote:
    oh, and the Cyclus one just does the facing, doesn't tap the thread, though the tap is probably an optional attachment.

    separate additional tool.
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  • Icetoolz do one that does both facing and tapping for about £160. http://www.dotbike.com/ProductsP7444.as ... aign%3dDDI

    With the park one like most thing you are also paying partly for the name and the fact its made in the usa is probably reflected in the price. Like items made in the UK tend to cost more as well. Plus like bigchazrocks said it's a professional/specialist tool which generally all ways cost more, it's the same with cars, construction, etc.
  • Yes, it's expensive, but in a professional workshop it'll pay for itself.
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  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
    Still expensive for what it is, we have taps for doing tanker hoses, and the 2 1/2" Tap was under £300...
    Paying for the name, and as not too many folks make "bike specific" tool, they can charge what they like.
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  • *AL**AL* Posts: 1,185
    ratty2k wrote:
    not too many folks make "bike specific" tool, they can charge what they like.

    In a nutshell..........
  • They're not that expensive at trade, but they're not sold in large quantities, so they charge a lot for them because there are a few idiots who will buy them.
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