More money than sense...

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

  1. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guest

    Location:
    Crawley
    Do many/any of these badged up bikes with hefty price tags actually get bought?
     
  2. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    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.
     
  3. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    You forgot the bit where they get asked to prove everything they say, via a link to a scientific study.
     
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  4. davidphilips

    davidphilips Über Member

    Location:
    Onabike

    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?
     
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  5. davidphilips

    davidphilips Über Member

    Location:
    Onabike
    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?
     
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  6. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    I get nearly all my facts from a bloke down the pub. Much more reliable. :okay:
     
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  7. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    I just lick my finger and decide based on the wind direction.
     
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  8. 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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  9. Nomadski

    Nomadski I Like Bikes

    Location:
    LBS, Usually
    A couple of hours earnings? Are you a Premier League footballer? :tongue:
     
  10. I didn’t say it was me....
     
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  11. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Anything that costs 5 grand or more needs to have a petrol engine in it, otherwise you are getting mugged off!

    Hermes should stick to fashion and Aston Martin should stick to making nice cars.
     
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  12. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    and you should stick to looking in skips :okay:
     
  13. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Arbitrarily chosen (and not that high) price= getting mugged off? Srsly? I could quite easily have spent more than £5k on a bike. And I'd be perfectly happy with it, thank you very much.
     
  14. davidphilips

    davidphilips Über Member

    Location:
    Onabike
    Anything that costs 5 grand or more needs to have a petrol engine in it, otherwise you are getting mugged off!

    Should it not be the other way? If i was to spend 5k i would think i would have a lot more pleasure with it should last a life time whereas something with a petrol engine in it costing 5k would only last a few years,cost more to maintain and be nothing more than a means of transport?
     
  15. I have spent more than £5k on many many things. Some have engines. Some don’t. They’ve all brought me pleasure and I can afford them. The fact it annoys you makes them all the better for me.
     
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