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Old 06-14-19, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post
Hmmm..... A ten dollar bike with five thousand dollar rims. I have never seen one....pictures???
Shouldn't be hard to get them because they are so "commen".
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$10K for a bike is an extravagance.
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Old 06-14-19, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post
Hmmm..... A ten dollar bike with five thousand dollar rims. I have never seen one....pictures???
There is a BF member who has posted about his bike bling expenditures. I believe he has a pair of these $8,000+ wheels:

https://www.racycles.com/wheels/ligh...4aAh2VEALw_wcB
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If $10,000 for a bicycle is too much, what about $30,000 for a yacht or $15,000 for a grand piano?
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Old 06-14-19, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
If $10,000 for a bicycle is too much, what about $30,000 for a yacht or $15,000 for a grand piano?

Question in the op was whether it's an extravagant luxury. Obviously, pretty much any yacht is, and the need for that quality of piano is going to depend on what it's going to be used for. If it's just being used to display photos, it definitely could be.

My answer had an exception for professional racers, btw.

I don't object to people spending money that way, I do object to people claiming those purchases are "ordinary" .
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Old 06-14-19, 05:48 AM
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As the great western philosopher, Archie Bunker, said to his prize student, Meathead, “I got two words for you ‘crap’ ‘ola’”. Buy the bike you want, can afford and makes you happy.
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Old 06-14-19, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by base2 View Post
Who here considers a $10,000 bike to be a lavish luxurious extravagance? It seems kind of normal to me. At least in my geographic area. Sure $3, 4, $5,000 bike are pretty much normal & everywhere as far as I can tell. $10,000 May be a bit on the high side of things, but certainly nothing out of the ordinary.
- of course a $10000 bike is luxurious/lavish/extravagant. How anyone could argue otherwise is inconceivable. It is almost certainly at the top .5 of the top 1% in terms of costs. Seriously- I wouldnt think twice to it if were confirmed that 99.5% of bikes in the US cost less than $10000. None of my response is judgement, its simply recognizing reality.
- When I saw something is 'kind of normal', to me that means it is something I see with regularity and a relatively high frequency. At least 15% is, to me, the 'kind of normal'. Anything less is somewhere are in the 'rare' or 'uncommon' categories. I dont think I would even call modern steel road bikes 'kind of common'. But hey, where you ride and who you see when riding must be much different than me(and most others).
- $3000-5000 bikes are not pretty much everywhere around me. Not even close, and I live in a relatively active cycling region.


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[defining "fine bicycle" as one costing 5 to 10% of your annual income] Would you trade a fine bike to buy a meal for a street begger?
This is an absurd question and its absurd to pitch a fit about a post from many days ago just because someone on the internet said something high and mighty like this claim.
No I wouldnt trade 5-10% of my annual income to buy someone a meal. I wouldnt do that because reality isnt this binary.
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Old 06-14-19, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
This thread is stupid.
Yep.
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Old 06-14-19, 08:10 AM
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I agree that this thread is stupid.

You don't need to trade in or even own an expensive bike to buy a meal for the homeless.

Try it.


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Old 06-14-19, 08:19 AM
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I know a fellow cyclist who spent a little less than $10k on a custom Ti. He also spends (his time) every Thanksgiving feeding the poor at a soup kitchen. Does he get any credit?
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Old 06-14-19, 08:26 AM
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Could we at least make the hypothetical a little more interesting?

Would you give up your $10,000 bike to go back in time to kill Baby Hitler?
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Could we at least make the hypothetical a little more interesting?

Would you give up your $10,000 bike to go back in time to kill Baby Hitler?
Would you rather fight 100 baby-hitler sized horses or 1 horse-sized baby hitler?
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Old 06-14-19, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Riveting View Post
I know a fellow cyclist who spent a little less than $10k on a custom Ti. He also spends (his time) every Thanksgiving feeding the poor at a soup kitchen. Does he get any credit?
Only if he's a good cook.
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Old 06-14-19, 09:04 AM
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Would you rather fight 100 baby-hitler sized horses or 1 horse-sized baby hitler?
A. What do I have for weaponry?

B. Is it baby hitler in 1890 or in 2019? Not sure if this is a Time Machine question or a Boys From Brazil cloning question.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
A. What do I have for weaponry?

B. Is it baby hitler in 1890 or in 2019? Not sure if this is a Time Machine question or a Boys From Brazil cloning question.
A. A pair of those Shin Grater (tm) pedals that came stock on the 1986 Roadmaster BMX your parents bought you for Christmas.

B. Baby Hitler 2019 came with disc brakes because Big Bicycle is trying to force us to buy new parts.
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Old 06-14-19, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
A. A pair of those Shin Grater (tm) pedals that came stock on the 1986 Roadmaster BMX your parents bought you for Christmas.

B. Baby Hitler 2019 came with disc brakes because Big Bicycle is trying to force us to buy new parts.
Definitely the baby hitler horses then. I could put a string between the pedals and swing them.
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Old 06-14-19, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
There is a BF member who has posted about his bike bling expenditures. I believe he has a pair of these $8,000+ wheels:

https://www.racycles.com/wheels/ligh...4aAh2VEALw_wcB
I have seen the rims. Where are the ten dollar bike these rims are mounted to? I want to see a real ten dollar bike with expensive wheels mounted
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I have seen the rims. Where are the ten dollar bike these rims are mounted to? I want to see a real ten dollar bike with expensive wheels mounted
I thought you made a typo and meant $10K bike.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
There is a BF member who has posted about his bike bling expenditures. I believe he has a pair of these $8,000+ wheels:

https://www.racycles.com/wheels/ligh...4aAh2VEALw_wcB


Keep in mind that he also brought a crate of high-end tires to his native country to give away and flew the staff of his LBS to a cycling vacation as a thank you gift for working on his bikes.

Pretty nice fella if you ask me. He can brag about his purchases all he wants.


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Keep in mind that he also brought a crate of high-end tires to his native country to give away and flew the staff of his LBS to a cycling vacation as a thank you gift for working on his bikes.
Didn't know that. I need to become good buds with him.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Didn't know that. I need to become good buds with him.
Or at least get a part time job at his LBS.


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Old 06-14-19, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Didn't know that. I need to become good buds with him.
I'd like to, but first I have to see where he stands on this Baby Hitler thing.
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I laugh at your $10k and raise you $7k
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
If you're not a professional racer, of course $10,000 is a lavish luxurious expense. It's not even a question.
You know that professional riders don't buy their own bikes, right? Nor could they afford to, for the most part they do not make much money at all.
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