You hurt my feelings and I *demand* an apology. #fakeoutrage
No I don’t. I asked for some evidence that the statement made was valid. I didn’t dispute it and was open to being proven that my opinion was wrong. But I’m not just going to take someone’s word on it. We currently seem to live in a word where if it’s on Facebook with an emotional picture it must be true, I try to actually be rational and seek out facts instead. I like to think it’s the mature way to discuss and debate something. We had quite a civil conversation about, please don’t pop in here with childish playground “he said she said” remarks. If you find it annoying then fair enough, but I won’t apologise for it and don’t agree that it is annoying myself.
Have you got evidence or a source for that? See how annoying it is?!?
I can relate to that to be honest. Not only is carbon brittle and often short life but it's non-recyclable. In theory Carbon doesn't suffer from fatigue and should last a very long time but the reality is imperfections in manufacturing cause fatigue issues more than any other material and the small crashes we all have can start that fatigue process with micro-cracks for those few frames that don't have imperfections from the factory. For me the premium frame material is titanium. Saying that the 2 road bikes I have one is chromoly and the other aluminium but I do aspire to getting a titanium road bike at some point.
Paul's Cycles used to specialise in clearance of previous year stocks or overstocks so I'm sure they would get a much better price. Even normal trade prices aren't always the final price. There could be discounts for early payment or meeting sales targets. The rep might do special offers or the dealer may only buy stock when there is some sort of promotion on. That trade price you saw would be the maximum price they would pay but there is a strong possibility that they pay a little less than that.