How would you spend a small fortune?

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How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby vermin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:22 pm

Well, perhaps not a fortune, but, thanks to the thieving b'stards who helped themselves to my bike last month, I do now have a voucher worth about £2,300 to spend at http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk.

What should I do with it?

I could go for a direct replacement for my old Supersix 105 and get some trick wheels for it, but I don't like the colour scheme of the 2013 bike - I prefer the Tiagra version, and the Ultegra might be just out of reach.

Otherwise, their range is quite narrow; Felts, Scotts, Giants, Spesh and Bianchis mainly. Oh, and a cheeky Cinelli Saetta...

Or I could just get 2,300 gels.
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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby dhope » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:31 pm

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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby msmancunia » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:36 pm

dhope wrote:http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p57031/KTM-Amparo-8RT-M-28-Womens-2013-Electric-Bike.aspx


That one made me laugh, on a rather odd, quiet day here at BBC Towers, Northern Outpost.
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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby The Fuggler » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:41 pm

Personally, I'd go for the Giant Defy, largely because I had a similar budget and did go for the Defy! Probably another Six other than that...
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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby dhope » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:43 pm

msmancunia wrote:
dhope wrote:http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p57031/KTM-Amparo-8RT-M-28-Womens-2013-Electric-Bike.aspx


That one made me laugh, on a rather odd, quiet day here at BBC Towers, Northern Outpost.

:D

But seriously.

Vermin - can you top up the amount?

Spesh Roubaix SL3 Expert @ £2.5k?
http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p47029 ... -Bike.aspx

Cannondale Super X if you fancy a cape
http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p56454 ... -Bike.aspx

CAAD10 Dura Ace?
http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p48830 ... -Bike.aspx
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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby vermin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:48 pm

dhope wrote:http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p57031/KTM-Amparo-8RT-M-28-Womens-2013-Electric-Bike.aspx


:lol:

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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby vermin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:48 pm

spasypaddy wrote:http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p51129/Specialized-Shiv-Comp-2013-Triathlon-Bike.aspx


Ouch! My eyes!

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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby vermin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:55 pm

dhope wrote:
msmancunia wrote:
dhope wrote:http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p57031/KTM-Amparo-8RT-M-28-Womens-2013-Electric-Bike.aspx


That one made me laugh, on a rather odd, quiet day here at BBC Towers, Northern Outpost.

:D

But seriously.

Vermin - can you top up the amount?

Spesh Roubaix SL3 Expert @ £2.5k?
http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p47029 ... -Bike.aspx

Cannondale Super X if you fancy a cape
http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p56454 ... -Bike.aspx

CAAD10 Dura Ace?
http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p48830 ... -Bike.aspx


CAAD10 DA is only available in midget form, more's the pity. I don't like mud and don't have a cape. Might be able to top up, a bit.


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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby Torvid » Mon Nov 12, 2012 13:02 pm

Asprilla wrote:You don't see many of these about..,

http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p57219 ... DA-CD.aspx


seems a lot for an Ultegra equipped bike though.
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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby dhope » Mon Nov 12, 2012 13:04 pm

Sneaky bit of overpricing on the bike replacement site vs the normal one

£2500 on bikereplacement, £2300 on wheelies - same site.
http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p47029 ... -Bike.aspx
http://www.wheelies.co.uk/p47029/Specia ... -Bike.aspx
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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby vermin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 13:14 pm

Yep, there are much better bargains around, but I can't complain.

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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby rjsterry » Mon Nov 12, 2012 13:16 pm

msmancunia wrote:
dhope wrote:http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p57031/KTM-Amparo-8RT-M-28-Womens-2013-Electric-Bike.aspx


That one made me laugh, on a rather odd, quiet day here at BBC Towers, Northern Outpost.


Not surprised. Should think everyone's desperately trying to get through a week without being top of their own news programme.
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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby Veronese68 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 14:04 pm

My first thought was birds'n'booze.

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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby spasypaddy » Mon Nov 12, 2012 14:12 pm

vermin wrote:
spasypaddy wrote:http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p51129/Specialized-Shiv-Comp-2013-Triathlon-Bike.aspx


Ouch! My eyes!

whats wrong with it? will definitely go fast

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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby vermin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 14:16 pm

spasypaddy wrote:
vermin wrote:
spasypaddy wrote:http://www.bikereplacement.co.uk/p51129/Specialized-Shiv-Comp-2013-Triathlon-Bike.aspx


Ouch! My eyes!

whats wrong with it? will definitely go fast


I'm sure it would. And from a technical perspective, it's right up there. No doubt about it. But they'll have to rebuild the ugly tree after that one fell out.

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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby Veronese68 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 14:17 pm

If they are on the expensive side ask your insurers what they would give you as a cash settlement. They'll probably take 10% off as they obviously get discount on the replacement bike, but then you can go anywhere and probably get a better deal. Even buy used, just make sure it's not stolen.

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Re: How would you spend a small fortune?

Postby vermin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 15:01 pm

Veronese68 wrote:If they are on the expensive side ask your insurers what they would give you as a cash settlement. They'll probably take 10% off as they obviously get discount on the replacement bike, but then you can go anywhere and probably get a better deal. Even buy used, just make sure it's not stolen.


Had just assumed that would be out of the question (strict reading of the insurance policy ts&cs), but maybe I'll ask. Cheers.


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