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Old 01-08-2007, 04:06 PM
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Default Yellow Capes. Any difference in quality $10 or $80?

I noticed the Monkey cartoon style capes at Powells for under $10. Then, at the Bike Gallery they have ones that are $80 imported from Europe. Any major difference?
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:45 PM
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About $70.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:39 PM
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Well, besides the price, the 10-dollar capes are made in china from PVC, a material that is not meant to last forever, or even all year. So for ten bucks you can stay dry for a few weeks, and then add to the landfill. Or you can spend the extra money on a cape that is made of fabric (rather than PVC), seam-seal it and mend it as needed, and expect it to last you a decade or more.

Carradice makes a great cape (their Pro-Route model) for about 70 bucks retail. I haven't seen the cape from CAT but if it's fabric you can assume it will last longer than that 10-dollar job.
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