Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

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

Postby stuphoto » Aug 23rd, 2019, 9:34 pm

alanjh595 wrote:
stuphoto wrote: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:

True in some cases,
I have an uncle with 2 beautiful antique cars worth well over $100,000 he never touches.

However I use all my antique cameras. 2 pairs of my glasses with the plans on getting prescription lenses cut for more.
Plus I took the canoe out 3 times last week, before starting the restoration.
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby spooker » Aug 24th, 2019, 3:21 pm

stuphoto wrote: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.


If you haven't read it yet, check out "It's All About The Bike" by Robert Penn ... very similar idea that goes around the world ...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10003343-it-s-all-about-the-bike
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Re: Wow! $11,000 for a Bike?

Postby GordonH » Aug 24th, 2019, 3:37 pm

Thieves don't really give a damn about anyones sentimental attachment to any pawnable/sellable item. More money they can get is all that matters
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