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What Would You Do With $10,000?

Old 05-31-12, 12:24 AM
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What Would You Do With $10,000?

Suppose someone gave you $10,000 to spend buying bicycles, and you could only spend it buying bicycles. What would you buy?

One $10,000 fixie? One hundred $100 vintage road bikes? Something else?

Of course there is always Bling to go with a new bike purchase to Fred it up, so you can pad up your estimate based on the additional Bling.

I'll start.

For my 11 year old son, Trek 7.x FX and old Schwinn Krate

For my 7 year old daughter, Felt F24 and old Schwinn Lil Chik.

For my almost 3 year old son, old Schwinn Midget Sting Ray.

For me.

Trek Valencia

Specialized Roubaix Elite Compact

Electra Townie

Old Flightliner or Spaceliner chrome frame

Old Schwinn Manta Ray

Old Schwinn Phantom

Spend the rest on vintage $100 or less road bikes
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Old 05-31-12, 01:21 AM
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World tour. $10,000 could go a long way on the road.
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Old 05-31-12, 02:46 AM
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I'd get me a nice $6000 titanium mtb/hybrid, a $2000 road bike (not sure I'd ride it much, but why not?), Spend about $1000 on upgrades to my favorite mtb - mainly new wheels and a nice xtr gear set. The rest would go to my wife for a new bag to make for buying so many bikes!
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Old 05-31-12, 03:00 AM
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If I'm only allowed to buy bicycles, as opposed to cycling-related stuff, then probably an FSR mountain bike and a new cross bike for myself and my wife.

If I'm allowed to spent it on cycling-related items then I'd spend less on the bikes and buy an outbuilding to store the bikes so they don't clutter the kitchen (and provide me a workshop that doesn't fight for space with the dishes) and go on a long tour.
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Old 05-31-12, 03:13 AM
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Old 05-31-12, 03:34 AM
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Interesting question. If it was limited to just buying bicycles, I'd probably buy or build a fast recumbent, an old road bike, a decent mountain bike (and equip it with a Rohlhoff hub), and a folder of some sort, then I wouldn't really know what to do. I'd rather spend some of it on constructing an outbuilding with a workshop/storage for the bikes.
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Old 05-31-12, 03:45 AM
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Can I buy bikes for other people? If I could, I'd buy bikes for some deserving kids who would appreciate it...I already know a few, and I'm sure I could find more.
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Old 05-31-12, 05:40 AM
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Bicycle related = travel. I'd put it toward our world tour.

Bicycles = same answer as this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ve-bikes/page3 (I still need a folding bicycle, a recumbent, and an ordinary)
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Old 05-31-12, 06:00 AM
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I'd get a Raleigh International and a Jamis Eclipse...

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Old 05-31-12, 06:07 AM
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I'd buy myself one really good road bike. Most likely a specialized or felt. I can't tell you the price because I honestly don't know at this point. Maybe 3k. I'd get the wife a nice hybrid of her choice but again, No idea on price or even brand. About all I can tell you about that is it would most likely be green in color. She shops on emotion and impulse. I'd then let my son who's 15 decide if he wants my old bike or a new one. Either way I'd have cash left to spend on some gear.
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Old 05-31-12, 07:07 AM
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Put it toward either a Wilier Zero7 or Cannondale Supersix Evo Ultimate with new Red...
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Old 05-31-12, 08:02 AM
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First thing I'd do is buy one or two top quality electric pedal assist bicycles, maybe a high quality folder as well.
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I'd get myself a Rans Ti-Rex recumbent frameset and a pair of Greenspeed Anura delta trikes to link together for me and Mrs. Grouch.

That's not even very exotic but it still wouldn't leave much change from $10,000.
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Old 05-31-12, 09:27 AM
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I LIke The Charitable Route...

Originally Posted by kengrubb View Post
Suppose someone gave you $10,000 to spend buying bicycles, and you could only spend it buying bicycles. What would you buy?
I certainly do not need any more bicycles of any kind.

I guess that I'd ask my wife whether she'd be interested in riding a tandem with me...

Otherwise, I'd try to locate a charity that furnishes bicycles, perhaps in the 3rd world where they are essential transportation. I know that pastors in Africa and south Asia use bicycles to reach farflung congregations or multiple church sites. So, the money would go there - that way, Uncle Sam doesn't get to dip his paws into any of it either.

Just saying...
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Damn, still not enough for that custom beryllium frame. Guess the desire for N+1 isn't going away any time soon. Maybe a custom titanium cross frame and nice parts for the build. Another recumbent plus upgrades would be nice. For something bike related can I use the money to move someplace my bikes are less likely to be stolen?
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Old 06-01-12, 02:15 PM
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I'd bribe Vanilla Bicycles to put my name up higher on the waiting list to get a custom bike built by him.
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I would buy myself a yeti 29er or some kind, a tandem for the wife and I, A caad10, and specialized tricross, and let the wife spend the rest on whatever bicycle(s) and bling she wanted.
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Bicycles only? Very very hard. I'm happy with what I have.
Ancillary items? Road panniers. Really good lights.
Cycling related? Tours. Let's start with Vienna to Prague. Then if there's anything left, DC and environs. Then if there's anything left, Underground Railroad Trail.
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Old 06-01-12, 10:26 PM
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I'd upgrade my Volagi to DI2, buy a new wheelset for the tandem and put the rest of the money in the bank.
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With about $14,000 worth of bikes sitting in this room, another 10,000 wouldn't go for more or another bike.

And that is after getting rid of 6 others.
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I would start witha custome built Hetchins Mixte C with Vibrant stays, then find a Campi 50th Annaversary group for on it, with wooden fenders and Brooks saddle and bar wraps.

Something along these lines http://www.hetchins.org/504mixte-01.htm





If there was anything left I would start on a Columbus MAX frame in a Hellenic Triple Triangle design. http://www.hetchins.org/504mo-04.htm




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Old 06-02-12, 09:51 AM
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Has to be bike and not simply components?

A top quality travel bike that would satisfy my desire to take on planes and not get gouged on oversize/weight. The remaining balance...., too much to consider....
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Since I can only spend that on a bike, I'll probably get a Crumpton or Ruegamer frameset. I don't think $10,000 will be enough for a Di2 group and a set of wheels though.

One of my bike costed me a bit more than $10k but I prolly won't do that again.

If I'm allowed, I'll prolly do a world tour instead of buying a bike but I don't think I can't afford the time tho.
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I would spend it on a world tour on my mountain bike.
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Buy a custom touring bike.
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