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    $110 is a $110

    Just ordered my Hopes for a wheel build at the lovely price of $210 from Wiggle. I should be happy, but for some reason I feel guilty for not buying in the US. I tried to make a deal with some of the Ebay dealers, but no one would play ball, and as you all know,US store will not match across the pond prices.Oh well F*@k- it, it's the capitalistic way, It is just unfortunate that capitalism is killing our country, but I got my Hubs for $110 cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drth Vadr
    ...capitalism is killing our country...
    Rather the lack thereof...

    American socialism (modeled after the EU) is killing American capitalism which is killing our country.

    Karl would have it no other way.

    Get it straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drth Vadr
    Just ordered my Hopes for a wheel build at the lovely price of $210 from Wiggle. I should be happy, but for some reason I feel guilty for not buying in the US. I tried to make a deal with some of the Ebay dealers, but no one would play ball, and as you all know,US store will not match across the pond prices.Oh well F*@k- it, it's the capitalistic way, It is just unfortunate that capitalism is killing our country, but I got my Hubs for $110 cheaper.
    Did you use the the the XMAS-20 voucher? Good luck with the build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drth Vadr
    Just ordered my Hopes for a wheel build at the lovely price of $210 from Wiggle. I should be happy, but for some reason I feel guilty for not buying in the US. I tried to make a deal with some of the Ebay dealers, but no one would play ball, and as you all know,US store will not match across the pond prices.Oh well F*@k- it, it's the capitalistic way, It is just unfortunate that capitalism is killing our country, but I got my Hubs for $110 cheaper.
    You can buy Hope hubs (and their other products) from UK e-tailers for less than the US wholesale. I think it largely because they are made in the UK and the price (when buying from the UK) is less affected by currency exchange rates than outsourced components.
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    Not sure why one would make a conclusion that getting a good deal shipped for cheap from across the world is some indication of the failures of capitalism.

    In Soviet Russia you will get your cast iron single speed hubs next year if you submit your coupons to the local party office. Nobody needs any fancy pants multispeed hubs when going to battle with damn bourgeoisie. (Speaking from personal experience).

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    [QUOTE=Curmy]Not sure why one would make a conclusion that getting a good deal shipped for cheap from across the world is some indication of the failures of capitalism.
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    It's more for the I got mine attitude of western individualistic capitalist societies. You know......Don't raise my goddam taxes, who cares if the it the best way to reduce the deficet so the communist collective society called China that is putting into their society doesn't own anymore of America then they already do. Sorry for the political rant, I will stop now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drth Vadr
    ...I got mine attitude...
    The alternative is the "I want yours" attitude which is starting to take hold here as it has in Europe.

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    I tried to buy a set of Hopes as advertised here in the classified from Orion Cycles. They got back to me via e-mail a couple times and stated they would send an invoice to pay via paypal. That was the last I heard from them, which was three or four days ago. Guess I'll keep looking.

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    dont feel too bad about it, since hope hubs are made in england anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eauxgod
    The alternative is the "I want yours" attitude which is starting to take hold here as it has in Europe.

    Is it?

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    i try to somewhat hang when we talk bike stuff but when i gets political cont me out.


    oh and this reminds me of a good joke: knock knock. who is there? the kgb. kgb wh.... "slap", the kgb will ask the questions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eauxgod
    The alternative is the "I want yours" attitude which is starting to take hold here as it has in Europe.
    Just keep telling yourself that

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrn
    Just keep telling yourself that
    When you grow up to be a big boy you will understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eauxgod
    When you grow up to be a big boy you will understand.
    But will you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eauxgod
    When you grow up to be a big boy you will understand.
    I'm a big boy, and I just don't understand. I must be anti-american because I'm anti capitalism... wait a minute, no... I'm just a good person.
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    It's not just Hope Hubs. Shimano prices are dirt cheap through Euro mail order. I like to keep my cash in the States, but it's too damn expensive.
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    crc has been getting a lot of my business for the last couple of years. s

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    It's not just Hope Hubs. Shimano prices are dirt cheap through Euro mail order. I like to keep my cash in the States, but it's too damn expensive.
    Blame Hope and Shimano for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drth Vadr
    Just ordered my Hopes for a wheel build at the lovely price of $210 from Wiggle. I should be happy, but for some reason I feel guilty for not buying in the US. I tried to make a deal with some of the Ebay dealers, but no one would play ball, and as you all know,US store will not match across the pond prices.Oh well F*@k- it, it's the capitalistic way, It is just unfortunate that capitalism is killing our country, but I got my Hubs for $110 cheaper.
    What's killing this country is people with your level of understanding of economics are, not only allowed to vote, they are allowed to run for office, and they actually get elected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittzer
    What's killing this country is people with your level of understanding of economics are, not only allowed to vote, they are allowed to run for office, and they actually get elected.
    Wait...Sarah Palin hasn't been elected yet. Or did I miss something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000
    crc has been getting a lot of my business for the last couple of years. s
    Between them, wiggle and ebay out of asia (all those parts that look like they did fall out of the back of the truck), that is probably the majority of my new parts MTB spending. My bikes ride on three sets of Hope Hoops, SLX MT15 and now Nukeproof wheels that flew over from UK.

    Global commerce and internet - I have no idea how we could live without it. I would have had to buy from a local middle man - and would afford only a couple bikes, not five.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    In Soviet Russia you will get your cast iron single speed hubs next year if you submit your coupons to the local party office. Nobody needs any fancy pants multispeed hubs when going to battle with damn bourgeoisie. (Speaking from personal experience).
    Hahahaha! Post Of The Day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eauxgod
    When you grow up to be a big boy you will understand.
    I heard obamas coming for your guns too.. you better stock up and go hide out in a cave!

    Id rather have communist china have my money than some of you weirdos

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    Like I said, the 3 Big things taking down the US:

    The EPA
    The 40 hr work week
    and Pinkos ordering hubs from Europe

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