Is your bike worth more than…
Arrived at Llandegla yesterday and it suddenly dawned on me as I watched one bloke unload an Orange 5 from a 52 reg fiesta and another unload a Yeti from a van that looked like it it had been around since the days of the Noah that there must be loads of people who’s bikes are worth more than their cars.
So, is it?Posted 9 years agomacmclarenMember
You can bet one thing though, if someone turns up in, say, a brand new Cayenne, and gets out a top spec bike out the back, everyone in the car park will sneer and assume he can’t ride it properly but has money to burn.
Spot on opinion of a few of my mates. Mountain biking is a cool sport but more respect goes to the bloke who is out on an old bike ripping the trails having fun than say someone who has all the gear/no idea.
And no i have an old audi that is still running like a dream but is worth a lot more than my GT Aggressor that i love faffing around on.Posted 9 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
Yeah, I’d fit in that box what ever bike I put in it. Especially as the car is a 98 corrola that belongs to the wife. However, ever noticed that we quote the current valve of a car but the new price of the bike in these situations. Chances are, if I put the car and the bike at the end of the road with a sign to sell today, I’d probably get more for the car and sell it first despite the fact that I’ve clearly spent more on the bikes.Posted 9 years agoalpinMember
yep, well. it was until i sold the car for 240 quid. so my new forks are worth about twice the sale price of the old motor, seat ibiza 1.9d. was a brilliant car and never gave any trouble. only prob was the drivers door didn’t open and much of the interior was ripped from chucking tools and bikes into the back of it. bikes worht about 2k.
and in ref. to the blokes with the cayenne. there was a bloke who came into the LBS and said he wanted a FS. mate asks him where he rides and style etc. shows him a meta5.5 for €2k. guy asked if there was anything better. obviously. he showed him a few bionicons and a liteville301. guy ends up ordering a 301 with the pimpest kit available, dt where possible, xtr, goodridge hoses, lyrik or totem etc etc. a proper do it all/freeride machine.
we met the guy out on the trails once and asked if he wanted to join us. he did. we waited for about 5 mins whilst he minced his way down the hill. rode on again and over a two ft drop where you must jump a gap in the process. he turned back and began pushing his bike up the hill.
i wanted to slap him and take his bike off him. he didn’t deserve it. he talked down to us about the components on our bikes. decent kit but obviously not xtr, goodridge etc, telling us we’d go over the bars due to our minmal federweg or something would snap under the ‘extreme’ conditions.
there’s us riding a 100mm sanderson HT and liteville101 ht. arrrrgh! ccok.Posted 9 years agoemac65Member
No,but then both me & the wife need reliable cars to get us to work.She likes to have a new one every couple of years,but I always keep mine till it starts costing me money to get through the MOT/servicing/or when it has around 100K on the clock.
Work pays for the fun things in life & keeps the kids fed etc so it pays to have half decent reliable cars for us….
I’d love to be able to dump one of them though…. :?…..Posted 9 years agoGary_MMember
i wanted to slap him and take his bike off him. he didn’t deserve it
Why doesn’t he deserve it? He probably worked hard for his money and wanted to spend it on something nice. What’s the problem with that. Do we all have to start out on £500 bikes, did someone make a new rule I missed. I don’t understand this mentality of getting annoyed at someone with an expensive bike who isn’t a very good rider.
And my bikes aren’t worth more than my cars.Posted 9 years agoalpinMember
it was more his snooty attitude. asking one time in the shop why i truing a wheel and didn’t just buy a new one? very flashy with his cash and his VW 4×4 thing. paid €6.5k in cash and then comes in the next day accusing bike shop of having over charged him. turned out he’d dropped €200 on the floor, not surprising when carrying so much cash around.
he’d be eyeing up others bikes, making comments and then being a complete gayer when riding…..
he was just a knob really. not a nice person.Posted 9 years ago
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