A question of demographics
Following on from this…
Answer the following 4 questions.
How old are you?
How much would you spend on a bike?
How much would you spend on a jacket?
How much would you spend on a set of front lights?
Age – 43Posted 5 years ago
Bike – £1500
Jacket – £80
Lights – £100Mulletus MaximusMember
How old are you? – 40Posted 5 years ago
How much would you spend on a bike? – As much as I could afford. If I had the money I could easily spend 6k+ but I’m materialistic when it comes to bikes.
How much would you spend on a jacket? £150 – Endura Stealth
How much would you spend on a set of front lights? Lumin Liberator Mk2 – £165 and still going strong.
Wierd that. On some things I’d go ‘mental’ whereas on something that gets lots of wet gritstone slop, stones banged up etc etc I really don’t see the point in spending anything close to ‘silly’
Assuming you are talking about bikes, and “gritstone slop” isn’t some ghastly euphemism, I agree.
I got my main bike in 2005 for £1300 and will keep it going until I kill the frame. Everything on it has been swapped out as it wears or breaks. A £3k bike wouldn’t make me a better rider. In fact the best upgrade I ever had was spending £80 on a skills day.
My SS is made of bits. The CX was a 40th present from the wife and the road bike was on Ride-2-Work.Posted 5 years ago
Just anecdotally I’d say the amount of money people spank on bikes tends to be inversely proportional to how much they actually ride them.
I probably don’t even need to mention Llandegla car park as the obvious example of this. The people I generally see out all the time on my local East Lancs trails – usually on very ‘lived-in’ looking hardtails) – being the opposite end of the spectrumPosted 5 years agorogerthecatMember
How old are you? thirty eighteen
How much would you spend on a bike? Don’t, they are built from bits – so c£250 for the SS (my only bike BTW)
How much would you spend on a jacket? £80 or less
How much would you spend on a set of front lights? £50 from Ebay.
But, I’m a tight Yorkshireman whose teenage kids are bleeding him dry.Posted 5 years ago
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