Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

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Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby Bsuds » Aug 23rd, 2019, 6:21 am

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#264174

Kind of shocked me to see the cost of this bike and then further down an electric golf cart is only $2500. (in comparison)

The bike must be gold plated.
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby 1791 » Aug 23rd, 2019, 6:26 am

Bsuds wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-264174-967-.htm#264174

Kind of shocked me to see the cost of this bike and then further down an electric golf cart is only $2500. (in comparison)

The bike must be gold plated.



Must be good money in granola ?
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby spooker » Aug 23rd, 2019, 6:47 am

Not sure where they got their numbers, they're off ... even a 2019 full carbon with top components is just $10,500 :biggrin:
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby Bsuds » Aug 23rd, 2019, 6:53 am

That's still about $10,300 more than I would spend! lol

I'm too old to ride a bike anyway and have one in storage that I haven't ridden in a couple of years.
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby stuphoto » Aug 23rd, 2019, 8:12 am

I am looking at a custom titanium frame, made on Quadra Island.
Pretty much $3,000
$5,500 for my components of choice. ( Campagnolo Super Record )
Wheels are $2000 or so.
Plus handlebars, seat, etc and it could easily reach $11,000

If you race, as I used to do, it is sometimes worth it to spend the extra money.
In my case I want to treat myself to something that will fit me right and last the rest of my life.

However for the average person it's nothing more than a status symbol.

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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby OKkayak » Aug 23rd, 2019, 11:48 am

Paid $800 for my used Trek including a bike rack for the car :biggrin:

Went in to a bike shop in Vernon this past spring, walked right out, insane :200:
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby kgcayenne » Aug 23rd, 2019, 11:50 am

Try camera equipment...
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby Even Steven » Aug 23rd, 2019, 11:56 am

Mountain bikes apparently can get really pricey with shocks, brakes, and everything.
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby stuphoto » Aug 23rd, 2019, 12:09 pm

kgcayenne wrote:Try camera equipment...

My classic large format cameras, and darkroom.
My new to me wood canvas canoe, presently under restoration.
My bicycles, mostly older
Plus my collection of antique eyeglasses.
It's no wonder that I am not rich.

However with that in mind, antiques are built to last. So I will save in the long run.

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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby alanjh595 » Aug 23rd, 2019, 12:52 pm

stuphoto wrote:
kgcayenne wrote:Try camera equipment...

My classic large format cameras, and darkroom.
My new to me wood canvas canoe, presently under restoration.
My bicycles, mostly older
Plus my collection of antique eyeglasses.
It's no wonder that I am not rich.

However with that in mind, antiques are built to last. So I will save in the long run.


Just think of all the money you will save by not using things that you really don't need. :spitcoffee: :spitcoffee:
The "antiques" have lasted this long, because the former owner and the present owner ... .... don't/won't use them. They will last forever. :130:
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby GordonH » Aug 23rd, 2019, 3:51 pm

People steal stuff that is hell of lot less then this, so I'd be locking it up inside my house. Yes, it maybe inconvenient.
At work lock it up site unseen by the general public.

Unfortunately the more expensive an item is the more it's a pain in the as :cuss: to keep it safe from theft.
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby spooker » Aug 23rd, 2019, 4:21 pm

GordonH wrote:People steal stuff that is hell of lot less then this, so I'd be locking it up inside my house. Yes, it maybe inconvenient.
At work lock it up site unseen by the general public.

Unfortunately the more expensive an item is the more it's a pain in the as :cuss: to keep it safe from theft.


Unless you're being targeted you should be able to keep things reasonably safe by purchasing a good lock (i.e. hardened chain, folding metal, u-lock) and practice safe positioning (i.e. not on the stupid rack out back of the downtown mall hidden from view)

In this case there was some real effort made to steal these bikes ...
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby GordonH » Aug 23rd, 2019, 4:28 pm

GordonH wrote:People steal stuff that is hell of lot less then this, so I'd be locking it up inside my house. Yes, it maybe inconvenient.
At work lock it up site unseen by the general public.

Unfortunately the more expensive an item is the more it's a pain in the as :cuss: to keep it safe from theft.

spooker wrote:Unless you're being targeted you should be able to keep things reasonably safe by purchasing a good lock (i.e. hardened chain, folding metal, u-lock) and practice safe positioning (i.e. not on the stupid rack out back of the downtown mall hidden from view)

In this case there was some real effort made to steal these bikes ...


I've never spent more than $1,500 on a bicycle. So if someone took it... oh well.
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby spooker » Aug 23rd, 2019, 9:14 pm

GordonH wrote:
I've never spent more than $1,500 on a bicycle. So if someone took it... oh well.


For many, myself included, the monetary value of the bike doesn't matter ... my cheapest bike I'll protect as much as a more expensive steed ... the value is what it represents in my time and happiness ... and being stranded at the other end of town is more than just an inconvenience ... this is why I wish all bike theft was taken more seriously by enforcement ...
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby stuphoto » Aug 23rd, 2019, 9:23 pm

spooker wrote:
GordonH wrote:
I've never spent more than $1,500 on a bicycle. So if someone took it... oh well.


For many, myself included, the monetary value of the bike doesn't matter ... my cheapest bike I'll protect as much as a more expensive steed ... the value is what it represents in my time and happiness ... and being stranded at the other end of town is more than just an inconvenience ... this is why I wish all bike theft was taken more seriously by enforcement ...

My favorite bicycle possibly of all times is a Raleigh 3 speed folder, made in 1977
I bought it a couple months ago for $50.
Nothing special and a few people started laughing at me thinking that it's a girls bike until they realized it's a folder.
However it's the most comfortable bicycle I have ever ridden.

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