Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Buy 2 bikes instead of one

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Buy 2 bikes instead of one

Old 02-19-14, 09:30 AM
  #1  
pan y agua
Thread Starter
 
merlinextraligh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 31,302

Bikes: Willier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Calfee Dragonfly tandem, Calfee Adventure tandem; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Motebecanne Phantom Cross; Schwinn Paramount Track bike

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1447 Post(s)
Liked 724 Times in 371 Posts
Buy 2 bikes instead of one

Whenever anyone starts a thread about buying a new expensive bike, there's always a post about how it's conspicuous consumption, and the money could go to charity.

Setting aside, the validity of that argument, I've got a suggestion to assauge any liberal guilt you may have from a new bike purchase and do some good when you buy a new bike.

Buy Two; one for yourself, and one to help a person in Africa.

For $134, World Bicycle Relief can provide a bike to a person in Africa that will provide mobility that will change that person's life.

https://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/

If just the people posting in the 41 did this everytime they threw down $3000 plus on a new bike, it would make a difference.
__________________
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.
merlinextraligh is offline  
Old 02-19-14, 09:33 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
lsberrios1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 2,844

Bikes: '13 Spech Roubaix SL4 Expert

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 297 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Whenever anyone starts a thread about buying a new expensive bike, there's always a post about how it's conspicuous consumption, and the money could go to charity.

Setting aside, the validity of that argument, I've got a suggestion to assauge any liberal guilt you may have from a new bike purchase and do some good when you buy a new bike.

Buy Two; one for yourself, and one to help a person in Africa.

For $134, World Bicycle Relief can provide a bike to a person in Africa that will provide mobility that will change that person's life.

https://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/

If just the people posting in the 41 did this everytime they threw down $3000 plus on a new bike, it would make a difference.
I like that. Very good, but we are a very greedy society.. while I may see some people helping I'm sure 99% won't.
__________________
Cat 6 going on PRO....
lsberrios1 is offline  
Old 02-19-14, 09:33 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Haunchyville
Posts: 6,407
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 6 Posts
What if they follow the other suggestion of buying a cheaper bike and then some hookers and blow?

Do you have a system for that?
canam73 is offline  
Old 02-19-14, 09:36 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tulsa OK
Posts: 2,076
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 63 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Whenever anyone starts a thread about buying a new expensive bike, there's always a post about how it's conspicuous consumption, and the money could go to charity.

Setting aside, the validity of that argument, I've got a suggestion to assauge any liberal guilt you may have from a new bike purchase and do some good when you buy a new bike.

Buy Two; one for yourself, and one to help a person in Africa.

For $134, World Bicycle Relief can provide a bike to a person in Africa that will provide mobility that will change that person's life.

https://www.worldbicyclerelief.org/

If just the people posting in the 41 did this everytime they threw down $3000 plus on a new bike, it would make a difference.
Its really eye opening when you start thinking that that $134 won't even pay for half a pair of the bibs alot of guys wear.
therhodeo is offline  
Old 02-19-14, 09:39 AM
  #5  
pan y agua
Thread Starter
 
merlinextraligh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 31,302

Bikes: Willier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Calfee Dragonfly tandem, Calfee Adventure tandem; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Motebecanne Phantom Cross; Schwinn Paramount Track bike

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1447 Post(s)
Liked 724 Times in 371 Posts
Originally Posted by canam73
What if they follow the other suggestion of buying a cheaper bike and then some hookers and blow?

Do you have a system for that?
The Barracuda web filter at work blocks those links. I'll have to work on that at home.
__________________
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.
merlinextraligh is offline  
Old 02-19-14, 09:41 AM
  #6  
Custom User Title
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Posts: 11,239

Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Quintana Roo Kilo

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2863 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 31 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by lsberrios1
I like that. Very good, but we are a very greedy society.. while I may see some people helping I'm sure 99% won't.
Down with the 99!
RPK79 is offline  
Old 02-19-14, 10:47 AM
  #7  
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Posts: 13,346

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 147 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1107 Post(s)
Liked 64 Times in 47 Posts
Originally Posted by RPK79
Down with the 99!
Up with the 1%!

What happens when local warlords confiscate all the donated bikes, like they do every other damn piece of charity that goes to Africa?
TrojanHorse is offline  
Old 02-19-14, 10:53 AM
  #8  
Custom User Title
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Posts: 11,239

Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Quintana Roo Kilo

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2863 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 31 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Up with the 1%!

What happens when local warlords confiscate all the donated bikes, like they do every other damn piece of charity that goes to Africa?
They plate them in gold and ride them around shooting their gold plated uzis.
RPK79 is offline  
Old 02-19-14, 10:57 AM
  #9  
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Posts: 13,346

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 147 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1107 Post(s)
Liked 64 Times in 47 Posts
Originally Posted by RPK79
They plate them in gold and ride them around shooting their gold plated uzis.
Aw yeah!

Gold plated AK is the way to go though. And this one's an AK pistol! Totally portable!

TrojanHorse is offline  
Old 02-19-14, 11:46 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 616

Bikes: Opus Vivace F1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Up with the 1%!

What happens when local warlords confiscate all the donated bikes, like they do every other damn piece of charity that goes to Africa?
Yeaaaaah, that view might be a wee bit simplistic.
dmcdam is offline  
Old 02-19-14, 12:22 PM
  #11  
Raising the Abyss
 
celticfrost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: TTing on the MUP
Posts: 3,822

Bikes: Expensive ones that I ride slowly

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 3 Posts
Here's one where some bicycles and a cyclist did some good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXfq0DxS4KM

It's also on Netflix.
__________________
"...in Las Vegas where -the electric bills are staggering -the decor hog wild -and the entertainment saccharine -what a golden age -what a time of right and reason -the consumer's king -and unhappiness is treason..."
celticfrost is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
warney55
Road Cycling
9
04-30-12 02:12 PM
pacain
Triathlon
4
02-16-12 01:08 PM
tall2wheeler
Road Cycling
56
08-01-10 03:29 PM
chria
Hybrid Bicycles
5
04-28-10 06:51 PM
makr
Road Cycling
53
01-04-10 06:07 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.