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What's the most stupid thing you ever bought?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by stevenb, 9 Sep 2007.

  1. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Can be any price any item.
    I can't think of any specific at this early morning moment....but will no doubt think of something later.:blush:
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    A wedding ring:ohmy:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Freewheeler

    Freewheeler Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    On any morning with a hangover - last night's booze. :blush:
     
  4. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    Last nights lottery ticket!
     
  5. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    A seven speed cassette for my eight speed bicycle. I had assumed it was seven when I got it and just hadn't realised it was eight speed despite riding it for some months and it having an '8' clearly printed on the alivio shifter pod thingy. I didn't realise until I slid the shiny new cassette onto the freehub and noticed the gap.
    '........oh... my bike's got 8 gears..doh.' :blush:
     
  6. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    when I was seven years old I bought a copy of auto trader because it was colourful.
     
  7. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    A job lot of 8 scabby chainsets off Ebay.......for £1. Plus £20 postage.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I can 2nd that.:blush:
    Ah well....back to work on Monday.
     
  9. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    A radio control 4WD nitro truck....at a time when i was desperate for something to interest me.
    £550......1 summers serious use, 1 summers occasional use and its sat in my cupboard ever since, reminding me i really brought it for the wrong reasons :blush:

    But...the first year gave me some interest and enjoyment, so not quite a complete waste.
     
  10. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Damn you sir, beat me to it !!
     
  11. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    it would be that stoopid bar compass I bought that points north but indicates that it is pointing south.

    That and a cut n' shut Escort xr3i from some scumbag on bread n' cheese hill...bastard.
     
  12. starseven

    starseven Guest

    A Triumph Acclaim.
     
  13. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    A telescope.

    Used it once. Froze my nuts off setting it up in the garden in the dark with the instructions in one hand, spent ages trying to train it on the moon (which I could already see just by looking up). Saw that it was a bit bigger but still round and white. Then took the whole thing apart again and stuck it in the loft.

    It's been up there 2 years.
     
  14. Johnny Thin

    Johnny Thin New Member

    I once bought something called a "Backswing" which allows you to flip yourself inverted (because, she asserted, it gives me a heavenly feeling), it should have cost £200 but I just left it at the next digs I was in without paying for it.
     
  15. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    A bike, Now every so often I go and do Stupid Sportives and Kill myself an some impossible hill. Or I kill myself trying to enter a race. Why didn't I just stay with the gym?