Your most unwarranted purchase?

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Joeblack
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Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby Joeblack » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:31 pm

Ok,

Lets see what you've got?

Rules -

No flaming (we know that it's a waste of money that's the point)
No complete bikes!!
You must give reason as to why you bought said over priced unwarranted item

So lets go, show us your bling :lol:
Last edited by Joeblack on Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:30 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Your 1 Self-indulgant and unwarranted purchase?

Postby MattC59 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:38 pm

Why did I buy it...... Why not (it is unwarranted and unjustified, after all :mrgreen: )
You didn't say it had to be bike related......

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If it has to be bike related, then it's my Aeolus 5.0 ACC wheels; I neither require nor can justify them, but I wanted them. N pic, other than on my bike, and you said no pics of complete bikes.
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Re: Your 1 Self-indulgant and unwarranted purchase?

Postby Joeblack » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:50 pm

MattC59 wrote:Why did I buy it...... Why not (it is unwarranted and unjustified, after all :mrgreen: )
You didn't say it had to be bike related......

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If it has to be bike related, then it's my Aeolus 5.0 ACC wheels; I neither require nor can justify them, but I wanted them. N pic, other than on my bike, and you said no pics of complete bikes.


As it is chew-off-my-hand beautiful its in :wink:

And I'm sure there's carbon in there somewhere so in a roundabout way it's bike related
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Re: Your 1 Self-indulgant and unwarranted purchase?

Postby MattC59 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 18:01 pm

Joeblack wrote:And I'm sure there's carbon in there somewhere so in a roundabout way it's bike related


The stone chip guards on the rear arches :D
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Re: Your best unwarranted purchase?

Postby Joeblack » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:29 pm

Edited slightly to make it more forum friendly ;)
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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby loismustdie » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:28 am

Zipp 404 clinchers. I almost never use them after cracking the carbon on the first front wheel hitting a pothole. I've also never managed to get the shifting quite right either. Added to that, for some reason I'm terrible at descending on them.

What make is worse is that I bought Dura Ace C24s this time last year for less than half what I spent on the Zipps. They're much better wheels in almost every respect.

Still, at least the Zipps look good on my Van Nicholas...

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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby Flasher » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:08 am

Sorry can't help with this thread, absolutely everything that I buy is completely necessary :D

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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby nunowoolmez » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:18 am

Probably my Ltd pair of white Conti GP4000's i bought on order from Germany. Haven't really used em much & are currently bikeless! When my lovely black Canyon frameset arrives, i will put these on my American Classic 420's to go with it.

Also, a blingin silver chrome Salsa seat clamp, plus 3 different pairs of KCNC valve caps.


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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby wilo13 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 22:43 pm

My mediocre engine. I am currently saving up to buy some of CBoardmans lungs to increase (can be purchased at your local Halfords) my FTP by 100 watts. Rumour has it a big chunk of British Cyclings £26m budget went into developing them. :roll:
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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby invincible » Sat Nov 10, 2012 22:57 pm

mine would have to be my garmin edge 200 as its only on my bike as i got £50 worth of halfords vouchers, £30 cashback & £10 discount for reserving online

only used really to check time whilst commuting, have never uploaded any data, often forget to turn it on & only just charged today after it ran out wednesday morning :)

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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby philbar72 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:30 am

Back when I was making music, a minimoog voyager. It sounded amazing. But Jesus, what a waste of money.

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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby Mikey23 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:50 am

a device for getting stones out of horses hooves... still waiting for the opportunity to use it

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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:10 pm

The last pair of Oakleys I bought. And the pair before that. And the pair before that...

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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby Grill » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:21 pm

When I was 18 I had a picture of 2Pac commissioned in crayon. Looked more like Charles Barkley.

A fool and his money...
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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby Paul 8v » Mon Nov 12, 2012 13:44 pm

My Chris King headset, i bought it because it looks bloody lovely but I'm pretty certain there is no performance advantage!

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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby Harley35 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 14:24 pm

'cycling' socks.. no different to any normal pair of sports socks just triple the price.

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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby thegreatdivide » Mon Nov 12, 2012 14:46 pm

Probably some of the dodgy 80’s Italian Disco records in my collection that change hands for hundreds of Euro’s, or the original Escape from New York lobby poster signed by the cast that I’m so scared of exposing to sunshine that it’s facing the wall. A fool and his money.
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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby davylear » Mon Nov 12, 2012 14:48 pm

My Assos kit, but i like the look and feel of it regardless of whether or not it has any performance benefits over cheaper alternatives
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Re: Your most unwarranted purchase?

Postby adm1 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 15:48 pm

A Rimowa Topas IATA roll on cabin bag made of shiny aluminium for the best part of £500.

Which is a lot for a bit of luggage.

In my favour, I do fly almost every week, and I have gone through a lot of cheap (and a few expensive) bits of luggage over the last couple of years. Hopefully this one will outlast me.


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