More money than sense...

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by marzjennings, 8 Feb 2018.

  1. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    I would actually pay more for the 'same' tee shirt without the logo.
  2. OP

    marzjennings Veteran

    Agreed, but the only intrinsic value in this bike that would make it worth buying is its exclusivity. Which, yes, is often sufficient justification to buy anything. And maybe why I bought a Park Tool pizza cutter years back.

    I guess I already know why folks would buy such a bike, but that doesn't make their decision (or mine to buy a Park Tools pizza cutter) any less risible.
  3. What if they just liked the look of it?
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  4. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    How true. There are millions of people in the world riding around on bikes that probably cost them £20 and they would look at most UK cyclists and say "more money than sense". Of course a UK cyclist would point to all sorts of wonderful aspects of their bikes to justify spending more than £20

    But the same applies in reverse here. Some wealthy person (wealthy from our perspective, just like we are wealthy from most of the world's perspective) rides around on a bike we cannot see any justification for buying on a "value" basis. Just as most of the world would come to the same conclusion about the bikes we are riding around on
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  5. confusedcyclist

    confusedcyclist Über Member

    They actually tend to be offshore investment vehicles that minimise taxes on dividends and capital gains, rather than the kind of savings accounts that plebeians would utilise, so they are are helping others on a technicality, as investing in enterprise creates jobs and economic growth.

    No need to thank me :P
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  6. Maenchi

    Maenchi StoneDog

    ........?????????? a couple of HOURS ?
  7. OP

    marzjennings Veteran

    That's cool, their choice and my choice to ridicule/praise/ignore as I see fit.

    My mum used to tell us that if you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all. A Mark Twain quote I think and something I totally disagree with. For me, if I'm doing some stupid or buying something senseless I would like to know.
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  8. Your op was doing something stupid, I thought you’d like to know. Just my choice to ridicule as I see fit of course.
  9. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    Love these threads when they pop up every now and then. Someone can afford something and you can’t therefore they have more money than sense? Don’t make me laugh. If someone wants to drop 10 grand on something that gives them pleasure then why not. Whether it’s worth that amount is irrelevant.
    People should accept what they have and some people have more than them and be happy with their lot.
    Last edited: 8 Feb 2018
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  10. FishFright

    FishFright Über Member

    Liking things isn't good enough for the lower classes, they need feel the approval from other peasants that making an adequate purchase brings.
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  11. I spend my money how I like. If I’m lucky I’ll not only enjoy what I like but annoy people too.
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  12. OP

    marzjennings Veteran


    But my OP wasn't about affordability, as I said if you have it spend it. I just found this particular bicycle, if purchased as a bicycle rather than a fashion accessory, a monumental waste of cash. An emperors new bike. I wasn't saying one should spend less, but I was trying to say for that sort of money, oh the bike one could have built.
    Last edited: 8 Feb 2018
  13. FishFright

    FishFright Über Member

    Which would also be a monumental waste of cash, a emperors new bike too 99% of the population so .... what next ?
  14. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Staff Member

    Commission a top QC to do some work for you....
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  15. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    London, UK
    True that.
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