Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by marzjennings, 8 Feb 2018.
Would I buy that Hermes bike?
No, it looks bloody awful - in my opinion. I'm sure it will appeal to some but it does nothing for me, regardless of if its $130 or $13,000
But @simon.r posted some pics of this the other day, which apparently has a starting price of over £15k - and if I drop the big one on the EuroMillions one week, I think I might just get one, along with the car to attach it to.
My mate Kevin has more money than sense and he's skint.
Does the upturn at the end of the handlebars replicate the hoods on a road bike ? I see people riding this type of bike and do wonder why as riding the base bars on my TT bike is nasty on the wrists
I have neither money nor sense...
Do many/any of these badged up bikes with hefty price tags actually get bought?
Not quite the same league, but in the mid 90s I was working at an Audi dealer when the Audi RS2 quattro* mountain bike was launched, costing a cool £1,000 - a very nice thing, but a lot of money for a bike back then.
We had one on display in the showroom for quite a while - I think it got worked into a deal for someone buying a new car in the end.
* - I think that was the name - if not that it was something similar.
Here's a thought. If we get a bike and paint CycleChat on it and put it up for sale for £1,000,000 then people will see that and associate CC with exclusivity and expensiveness. Wow, I'd love to have a million pounds to spend on a bike, and be one of those cool cyclechatters, but I just can't afford it. However, I can do the next best thing and sign up to CC. Maybe some of the expensiveness and exclusivity of such a swish forum will rub off on me.
So they sign up and make a post asking why no other cyclists say hello to them or wave to them. Everyone's really rude to them and mocks their post, and they go away disillusioned and never come back.
You forgot the bit where they get asked to prove everything they say, via a link to a scientific study.
LOl, A lot of guys and girls dont any money, but very few have the sense to know they dont have any sense so you are better of than most?
I didn't forget it because it has never, ever, happened.
When has that ever happened? Can you provide links?
Funny that reminds me of a guy i cycle with , Any time i say something about a bike he asks me where i found it out from or can i prove it provide links etc, then if i say i seen something on the internet or utube he says do you believe every thing you see on the internet?
I get nearly all my facts from a bloke down the pub. Much more reliable.
I just lick my finger and decide based on the wind direction.
That Hermes bicycle looks suspiciously like a Specialized Sirrus with a chain guard.
(Not like I can afford a Specialized Sirrus)
((Nor to hang with that snooty lot down at the new showroom))
(((Feggin superior lot. Ubermenschen)))
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