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Old 07-12-22, 04:01 PM
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hello people; I was at a shop needing something for my new to me Hardrock. There was a fancy road bike there waiting for something. I always heard that they keep their tire pressure really high so I gave the tire a squeeze and there was no give at all. It ended up the guy standing next to me owned it. He said it was at 100 psi and he use to have it at 120. Also it was a Specialized S road bike that went for 14 grand and he got it for like 10 grand. Holy crap Bat Man. I had to say something and that was "you must be the leader of the pack" he said "no just in the pack"
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hello people: Who the hell would say popcorn? What I say is true no popcorn is needed. Maybe a beer thou. Have a bag on me.
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Old 07-12-22, 04:53 PM
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Well, apparently Popcorn is better then Brifters.
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hello people: I'm a M******* if that's any help. May you Brift away.
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hello people: Who the hell would say popcorn? What I say is true no popcorn is needed. Maybe a beer thou. Have a bag on me.
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I said it because this thread is stupid and someone else already had said 'CSB'.
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hello people: wow, I guess you can't use Mass and hole together.
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hello people: explain stupid. Words are words, talk is talk and true tales is. If you don't like it fine but why post anything? adios amigos
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hello people: explain stupid. Words are words, talk is talk and true tales is. If you don't like it fine but why post anything? adios amigos
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Hope he insured it. There is far great chance of totaling a $14,000 bike vs $14,000 car and the same accident that would total a $14,000 bike might only put a small scratch on a $14,000 car.
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Originally Posted by jlat View Post
hello people; I was at a shop needing something for my new to me Hardrock. There was a fancy road bike there waiting for something. I always heard that they keep their tire pressure really high so I gave the tire a squeeze and there was no give at all. It ended up the guy standing next to me owned it. He said it was at 100 psi and he use to have it at 120. Also it was a Specialized S road bike that went for 14 grand and he got it for like 10 grand. Holy crap Bat Man. I had to say something and that was "you must be the leader of the pack" he said "no just in the pack"
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So, I like this guy. He says he is "in the pack" having bought a really high end second hand bike. Sounds to me as if he wants a really good bike so that he can keep up with the fast guys he wants to ride with. Why not?
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Hope he insured it. There is far great chance of totaling a $14,000 bike vs $14,000 car and the same accident that would total a $14,000 bike might only put a small scratch on a $14,000 car.
What’s with the repeated fear mongering? Guess it’s your particular schtick. Reminds me of the one-time poster who kept up with the “I’m afraid of [fill in the blank]”. Not creative in the least.
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What’s with the repeated fear mongering? Guess it’s your particular schtick. Reminds me of the one-time poster who kept up with the “I’m afraid of [fill in the blank]”. Not creative in the least.
I actually never wrecked a bicycle yet. But I knew some who scrapped their lightweight carbon bike or the frame due to cracks following a simple fall that would not have harmed a much cheaper metal bike.

It's typically the more expensive weight weenie variety that is more susceptible to major damage. Not a problem if you can have it insured.
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I actually never wrecked a bicycle yet. But I knew some who scrapped their lightweight carbon bike or the frame due to cracks following a simple fall that would not have harmed a much cheaper metal bike.

It's typically the more expensive weight weenie variety that is more susceptible to major damage. Not a problem if you can have it insured.
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So, I like this guy. He says he is "in the pack" having bought a really high end second hand bike. Sounds to me as if he wants a really good bike so that he can keep up with the fast guys he wants to ride with. Why not?
The fast guys are also riding ~$14,000 bikes. Most of them don't post in forums but you see them in groups.

A relative of mine broke the bank to buy one such bike "to keep up bla bla bla" but his wife left him. I don't think buying an expensive bike is just to keep up in speed. It's more than that. Snobbery in different forms is real among "wannabe elites". It's deeply ingrained in the human culture not just in cycling.

Ofc, it's not an issue if you can easily afford the bike that you're buying.
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High end technology costs...doesn't matter what it is...didn't read anything about "snobbery" in the initial post...he indicated he was "in the pack" and not "leader of the pack"...but snobbery abounds or perhaps reverse snobbery or maybe just...
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I don't think buying an expensive bike is just to keep up in speed. It's more than that. Snobbery in different forms is real among "wannabe elites". It's deeply ingrained in the human culture not just in cycling.
The last bike I bought was expensive. My decision had nothing to do with speed or snobbery. It had to do with getting something would ride nice, look nice, hopefully last the rest of my riding days and fit well because the frame is custom sized and built by hand. I am batting 3 out of 4 so far.

But I am glad you have it all figured out.
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I have zero clue what the original post is about. Is the poster confused about appropriate tire pressure. Does he think tire pressure and bike cost are related, or does he think that the guy must be really fast because he uses a particular tire pressure? If the thread isn't about tire pressure, why is half the thread about tire pressure?

Is the poster unsure about what s/he is trying to say?

If the idea of the thread is that some bikes cost a lot .... um, wow, breakthrough realization. $14 K isn't really expensive for top-end machinery nowadays .... but so what?

Is the post about the OP judging some guy for buying what he wants? Is the OP jealous? Or just feeling superior for nor wanting some things and having different things?

Is there a point to any of this?

As far as I can tell, the "purpose" of the thread is to show us all that starry bra photo, which I did find amusing. Well played.
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D cups aside, the guy(s) need to stop pondering PSIs & price points and get a FIXED
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Is there a point to any of this?.
Yeah: Why would anyone ride anything costing more than the OP's ride, especially when it is so uncomfortable?


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I have zero clue what the original post is about. Is the poster confused about appropriate tire pressure. Does he think tire pressure and bike cost are related, or does he think that the guy must be really fast because he uses a particular tire pressure? If the thread isn't about tire pressure, why is half the thread about tire pressure?

Is the poster unsure about what s/he is trying to say?

If the idea of the thread is that some bikes cost a lot .... um, wow, breakthrough realization. $14 K isn't really expensive for top-end machinery nowadays .... but so what?

Is the post about the OP judging some guy for buying what he wants? Is the OP jealous? Or just feeling superior for nor wanting some things and having different things?

Is there a point to any of this?

As far as I can tell, the "purpose" of the thread is to show us all that starry bra photo, which I did find amusing. Well played.
I think he just doesn't like popcorn.
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Yeah: Why would anyone ride anything costing more than the OP's ride, especially when it is so uncomfortable?


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I've had customers occasionally come into the non-profit Co-Op where I work & specialize in $200-250 bikes & express genuine puzzlement at the "extravagance" of a $2000 dollar bike.

Sometimes I bite my tongue, sometimes I don't.

He's not there to hear about my bikes, or why Tourney is the flimsiest garbage or why single piston mechanical disc, or 135mm wheels with freewheel hubs are trash; He is establishing "in group/out group" signaling.

But every bike in there is 20-30 years old & adjusting for inflation is probably about equivalent to a $2000 bike in today's money for one reason or another. The way I see it, that customer is getting a heck of a deal if only he would put down the snobbery long enough to see it.

If the $100 bike in 1972 is the $700 bike of today...What's the $100 dollar bike of today worth?
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