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High End Bike = Happiness?

Old 03-09-15, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by cafzali View Post
Funny, I've not found that to be the case, although high end is relative. I find the higher-quality groups and components that come on higher-end bikes also last longer, resulting in less frequent replacements. So while the actual parts themselves might cost more, you're not replacing them as often, so it all evens out in the end.
I suppose that depends on exactly what we are talking about. Destroy a Bora vs. a high end rim from the 80's like a GL330. or break a super record break lever from either era? Crank arm? I still have thousands in the bank, in comparison.
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Old 03-09-15, 07:00 PM
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I know I've said this before but if you don't have a high end strength and a high end determination and heart to drive that high end bike, it doesn't do you any good, may as well be on med range,,, just because you got a high end budget,it isn't going to make you any better,,,
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Old 03-09-15, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Fastfingaz View Post
I know I've said this before but if you don't have a high end strength and a high end determination and heart to drive that high end bike, it doesn't do you any good, may as well be on med range,,, just because you got a high end budget,it isn't going to make you any better,,,
Funny- I often think that very sentiment when I ride; Especially today- I was pathetic!
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Old 03-09-15, 08:39 PM
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Funny- I often think that very sentiment when I ride; Especially today- I was pathetic!
,,,Stucky you must get rid of that bike , that way when you turn in a pathetic time like you do the rest of the peloton won't critize you so much,,, they'll just figure it goes with the bike you're riding
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Old 03-09-15, 08:41 PM
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I didn't if used to think the bike mattered. If your bike is slow... Train harder.

Than i bought a good bike on a whim. I was wrong... Best g i ever spent. (A lot to me for a bike, but cheap by others standards).

Don't bother trying to explain it to nonbike folks. It's pointless.
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Originally Posted by Fastfingaz View Post
,,,Stucky you must get rid of that bike , that way when you turn in a pathetic time like you do the rest of the peloton won't critize you so much,,, they'll just figure it goes with the bike you're riding
I think you're right (Even though I ride alone- dogs along my route are starting to be embarrassed for me!)

Should I send the bike to you for disposal?
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Old 03-10-15, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Stucky View Post
I think you're right (Even though I ride alone- dogs along my route are starting to be embarrassed for me!)

Should I send the bike to you for disposal?
,,,that is almost beneficial idea on your part,and I in turn will supply you with my Denali xke turbo to compliment your horrible cycling skills
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