Tuesday, July 29, 2008

frame prices will be going up, and rumor control............



frame prices are going up.........as is everything, it seems. so, here's the deal. i figure i have five build slots left to fill out the next year, as in the next twelve months. NOT all of 2009, just until the end of next july - capish? soooo......... current base frame price { $1500.00 } will be valid for the next five orders i get in. after that it will be going up. i'm not sure how much, i'm doing a cost analysis on the current build and i have an hourly rate in mind which is still pretty meager so i'm going to see how much i'm making an hour and raise prices to suit. i'd like to make at least twice minimum wage!!! i can tell you it's going to be at least $100.00 and maybe more. the thing is, i'm just now getting payed for orders from last year and prices on materials and shipping have just took off. {i'm sure i'm not telling you anything you are not experiencing yourself!} also, i'm trying to source as much of my materials as possible from the USA. the euro is trouncing the buck, AND i wanna keep some jobs over here if at all possible. still, expect the same good old true temper butted tubing, paragon machine works dropouts and bottom brackets, brazeons from design engineering, brass rod and flux from gasflux, and silver alloys from harris. i still can't find any s-bend chainstays from the USA, so i'm guessing that i'll have to continue to import them from dedacciai in italy................ but, they are nice! so, that said, i've heard some wierd smack talking coming out of sedona. so, if some bike guy down there says either A: he knows all the ins and outs of coconino design and doesn't own a coconino or B: that they were partners with me in agave cycles {i had nothing to do with agave - that was between craig @ bike'n'bean and kavik} then that person is feeding you PURE BULLSHIT, as well as just about everything else they will tell you. heads up, ya'll. there's shysters out there! so, let me know if there are any questions about any of this, i'll be glad to awnser them. rock on, steve.

3 comments:

Cyclebound said...

Hey Steve, it sounds like things are interesting at Coconino World HQ. Just wanted to thank you for the salsa and the trout. Everything is super tasty but my favorite salsa has to be the green. Yummy, yummy. Anne's fav. too! Take it easy.

matt

Cameron Clark Photography said...

Worth every penny. I think you should raise it $250 (sorry just thinking of your pocketbook, not mine). Shysters beware Garro knows where you live!!

Ash Ponders said...

Steve, you are way under valuing your bikes man. If you're not making triple or quadruple Minimum wage, that's a shame.