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Old 09-19-11, 11:01 AM
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Ferrari for the cyclist.....

It's not a hot Italian sports car but it will get your blood pumping!

https://store.ferrari.com/en/sports-g...rrari-cf8.html
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Old 09-19-11, 11:03 AM
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I'm not getting one only because shipping wasn't included!
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Old 09-19-11, 11:10 AM
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lol, you would think that should be included.
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Old 09-19-11, 04:53 PM
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I'm sure it's a nice bike, but it looks pretty much the same as a nice $5000 full-carbon bike. Why would I pay triple? Just looked a little closer, it has Di2, as it should for nearly $17,000. I could get a really nice titanium custom with the same components for less - and it would be more comfortable because it was tailored to my body.
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Old 09-19-11, 04:59 PM
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Old 09-19-11, 07:04 PM
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https://store.ferrari.com/en/sports-g...0-bicycle.html

If we're gonna play the game of spotting overpriced, car-branded bikes we should also throw BMW into the shark pit:

https://www.bossbi.com/bike/bmw/bmwbikes.php
https://www.gizmag.com/bmw-2011-bicycle-range/18125/
(There's more out there)

I'm about as interested in buying a bike from a car company as I am in buying a racecar from Trek.
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Old 09-19-11, 11:00 PM
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You Audi get a wooden bike:
https://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/...s-almost-7000/

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Old 09-20-11, 05:53 AM
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For $16K, it looks just like any other carbon-framed upright bike.
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Old 09-20-11, 06:30 AM
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Do you inspect for termites before purchasing?
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Some people have money to blow. Some don't. Simple as that. You can justify and rationalize why you won't buy one, but the bottomline is you can't afford to blow that kind of money on such frivolity(no matter how much you insist, you can...but won't).
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Some people have money to blow. Some don't. Simple as that. You can justify and rationalize why you won't buy one, but the bottomline is you can't afford to blow that kind of money on such frivolity(no matter how much you insist, you can...but won't).
I can't afford it. That's true. If I could, I would buy a titanium custom and have enough money left over to buy yet another titanium custom.
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I'm sure it's a nice bike, but it looks pretty much the same as a nice $5000 full-carbon bike. Why would I pay triple?
Par for the course for Italian-made goods. Decent quality? Sometimes. Usually just a piece of ****. Price? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... oh that's rich. I hope you're rich.

Italian cars are my #1 pick for little machines that barely hold together and need more frequent and more expensive maintenance than anything else. Sure, a Ferrari or Lambo will hit a race track and WIN, stock; but it'll also hit a pothole and need a new suspension. Ferrari drivers dodge potholes like landmines because they make short work of the damn things.

The kind of daily driving that I put my Mazda 3 through--rev the balls off it, drop off steep "lowered curbs" in some crappy parking lots (it's a 3 inch drop and they think this is acceptable?), and I flat out slam into potholes through sheer luck of not seeing them once in a while ... I damaged a tire once... 60k later my suspension needs inspection, and the consensus is it's good for another 20-30k probably.

A Ferrari can't live on my city's streets; we don't maintain anything (part of my daily commute passes by a segment of road that's crumbling away and falling off the side of a cliff, even the guard rail having become nothing more than a launch assist if you slide a car off the road there). A Porsche can. A crappy Chevy can. A Mazda can.

Venice is nice. Too bad it's falling into the sea.
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Old 09-20-11, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bluefoxicy View Post
Par for the course for Italian-made goods. Decent quality? Sometimes. Usually just a piece of ****. Price? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... oh that's rich. I hope you're rich.

Italian cars are my #1 pick for little machines that barely hold together and need more frequent and more expensive maintenance than anything else. Sure, a Ferrari or Lambo will hit a race track and WIN, stock; but it'll also hit a pothole and need a new suspension. Ferrari drivers dodge potholes like landmines because they make short work of the damn things.

The kind of daily driving that I put my Mazda 3 through--rev the balls off it, drop off steep "lowered curbs" in some crappy parking lots (it's a 3 inch drop and they think this is acceptable?), and I flat out slam into potholes through sheer luck of not seeing them once in a while ... I damaged a tire once... 60k later my suspension needs inspection, and the consensus is it's good for another 20-30k probably.

A Ferrari can't live on my city's streets; we don't maintain anything (part of my daily commute passes by a segment of road that's crumbling away and falling off the side of a cliff, even the guard rail having become nothing more than a launch assist if you slide a car off the road there). A Porsche can. A crappy Chevy can. A Mazda can.

Venice is nice. Too bad it's falling into the sea.
Yup, it is not for everybody. Ferrari owners do not own them because they are reliable nor for any other reason that poor people cannot fathom.

If it breaks down or what ever...guess what, they can afford to get it repaired. It is nice to have money and not worry about petty little things like maintenance.

You can rationalize all you want, but again, the bottomline is you cannot afford one and all you have are the "what if" situations that exist in your mind.
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Old 09-20-11, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Yup, it is not for everybody. Ferrari owners do not own them because they are reliable nor for any other reason that poor people cannot fathom.

If it breaks down or what ever...guess what, they can afford to get it repaired. It is nice to have money and not worry about petty little things like maintenance.

You can rationalize all you want, but again, the bottomline is you cannot afford one and all you have are the "what if" situations that exist in your mind.
Could you please repeat that one more time, maybe two.
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Originally Posted by triumph.1 View Post
Could you please repeat that one more time, maybe two.
BOHICA
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Oooo, touchy guy. I'll pass on the bend over part silly man.....
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Originally Posted by triumph.1 View Post
Oooo, touchy guy. I'll pass on the bend over part silly man.....
Why not? Your mother didn't


I keed, I keed...

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what's your point? Even a momma hasta make ends meet.........
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