Justifying expensive bikes

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby cooldad » Sat Nov 10, 2012 22:48 pm

Every thread should include random made up numbers.
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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby Burnside81 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 07:31 am

bennett_346 wrote:Is that mathematically calculated is it?


No of course not. Its a opinion. I'm just pointing out that a bikes do not improve in a linear fasion in relation to pounds spent. If you have a different opinion then it would be nice to hear it rather than a one line sarcastic quip.

cooldad wrote:Every thread should include random made up numbers.


Only if it also includes some pointless unhelpful sarcasm as well.

I was just using numbers to demonstrate an opinion, hence starting my post with the phrase "I'd say". I realise that my post count on this forum is not high enough for my opinion to count yet so I'm sorry, I'll go away for a while and post some pointless "cool bike" or similar posts for a while.

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 09:27 am

You could have just said the LAW of diminishing marginal returns applies, as it is not an opinion, it is fact.

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby bluechair84 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 09:44 am

But there is an addendum to the law of diminishing returns, it does not apply to anything made in your home country ;)

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby Burnside81 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 09:55 am

Nor would it apply to how ******* cool you look on an expensive bike. That must work the opposite way! 8)

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby cooldad » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:21 pm

Burnside81 wrote:
bennett_346 wrote:Is that mathematically calculated is it?


No of course not.... ....If you have a different opinion then it would be nice to hear it rather than a one line sarcastic quip.

cooldad wrote:Every thread should include random made up numbers.


Only if it also includes some pointless unhelpful sarcasm as well.

...I'm sorry, I'll go away for a while and post some pointless "cool bike" or similar posts for a while.


Don't go away. Random made up numbers are just as useful as unhelpful sarcasm.
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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby The Rookie » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:19 am

bluechair84 wrote:But there is an addendum to the law of diminishing returns, it does not apply to anything made in your home country ;)

Or that can be 'said' to be home grown even if it's nothing of the sort (Orange Crush).....

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby bluechair84 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 13:37 pm

cooldad wrote:
Burnside81 wrote:
bennett_346 wrote:Is that mathematically calculated is it?


No of course not.... ....If you have a different opinion then it would be nice to hear it rather than a one line sarcastic quip.

cooldad wrote:Every thread should include random made up numbers.


Only if it also includes some pointless unhelpful sarcasm as well.

...I'm sorry, I'll go away for a while and post some pointless "cool bike" or similar posts for a while.


Don't go away. Random made up numbers are just as useful as unhelpful sarcasm.


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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby Richie63 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 17:04 pm

adrenalinemunki wrote:What is that lovely bike on the bikestand I can't read the side... Looks a bit zesty like?


Intense Carbine - see thread in your Mountain Bikes for full details and as for build prices I did spend the past year sourcing parts so got at best price possible.
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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby naefearjustbeer » Sat Nov 17, 2012 18:59 pm

My first mountain bike cost a little under £50 brand new and lasted about 10 miles, Second one cost a little under 300 pounds and is still going strong with its second owner, 3rd one cost about £700 quid and it was a great purchase got me into proper mountain biking instead of just forestry fire roads, Next bike was a £250 second hand stumpjumper and was my first full suspension bike which triggered me to get a Orange 5 Pro with a couple of upgrades. My most recent purchase was a second hand argos special road bike for a winter hack costing a princely £5. Apart from my first £50 sterling house bike 15 years ago I do not regret any of my purchases. Every single one has been worth having and I enjoy my time on them. Oh and the fact I had to spend near £1500 on a big shed to store my stuff. Expensive hobby but the grin factor coming down from the summit of Ben Braggie is worth every pound 10 times over.
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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby YIMan » Fri Dec 28, 2012 20:41 pm

Why does anyone have to "justify"expensive bikes? To who do they have to be justified? The sneering anti-snobs on the trails or sitting by their keyboards who claim people are "overbiked" and/or "underskilled"?

Some people have too much time on their hands concerning themselves far too much over what other people are choosing to do!

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby chez_m356 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 23:42 pm

YIMan wrote:Why does anyone have to "justify"expensive bikes? To who do they have to be justified? The sneering anti-snobs on the trails or sitting by their keyboards who claim people are "overbiked" and/or "underskilled"?

you must be single without kids, otherwise you wouldn't be asking that :wink:
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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby Mojo_666 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 05:58 am

chez_m356 wrote:
YIMan wrote:Why does anyone have to "justify"expensive bikes? To who do they have to be justified? The sneering anti-snobs on the trails or sitting by their keyboards who claim people are "overbiked" and/or "underskilled"?

you must be single without kids, otherwise you wouldn't be asking that :wink:


Or maybe, just maybe he is one of those rare blokes who wears the trousers? :wink:

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby Mojo_666 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 06:02 am

Dannyboy95 wrote:This shall be interesting!

Can you really justify buying a bike worth thousands of pounds. I have a TREK and it was worth £575 and that to me is a perfectly good bike hydraulic brakes gear shift smooth so why would I buy a bike worth £1000 more?


I can no more justify that than anything else I buy really, I could wear primark clothes, but I dont, I could eat budget food, but I dont, I could live in a smaller house, but I dont...you could have bought a £250 bike, but you didn't

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby paulneenan76 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 09:09 am

Mojo_666 wrote:
Dannyboy95 wrote:This shall be interesting!

Can you really justify buying a bike worth thousands of pounds. I have a TREK and it was worth £575 and that to me is a perfectly good bike hydraulic brakes gear shift smooth so why would I buy a bike worth £1000 more?


I can no more justify that than anything else I buy really, I could wear primark clothes, but I dont, I could eat budget food, but I dont, I could live in a smaller house, but I dont...you could have bought a £250 bike, but you didn't


But if you did shop at primark, live in a smaller house, buy budget food, sell your kids, trade the missus in for a cheaper version, think how expensive your next bike could be ;D
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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby querhoch » Sat Dec 29, 2012 09:50 am

I can justify spending almost 4k on bikes and gear in the last 6 months. If i hadnt and only spent 2.5k, i would be spending that same 2.5k again next year and the year after that.

but then I think of all those kids who've been murdered and feel the need to punish myself for not riding my DH bike in the rain.

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby YIMan » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:01 am

chez_m356 wrote:
YIMan wrote:Why does anyone have to "justify"expensive bikes? To who do they have to be justified? The sneering anti-snobs on the trails or sitting by their keyboards who claim people are "overbiked" and/or "underskilled"?

you must be single without kids, otherwise you wouldn't be asking that :wink:


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I just tell her I'm getting one and that nappies can wait.

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby querhoch » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:04 am

^

Hey honey, can I get a new bike? = Earful of grief and no bike.

Fail

Hey honey, I got a new bike. = Earful of grief and a new bike.

Win!

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Re: Justifying expensive bikes

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 13:20 pm

Mojo_666 wrote:
chez_m356 wrote:you must be single with out kids :wink:


Or maybe, just maybe he is one of those rare blokes who wears the trousers? :wink:

    is that what your mrs lets you think ? :wink: :lol:
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