- Whose bike is worth more than their car?
I find it a little odd that we can be sitting in a café mid-ride talking about bikes.Posted 4 years ago
Mate is after a new one, seen a Cannondale frame for £2.5k (roadie thing) Everyone saying ‘it’s a bargain’ and ‘that’s a lot of bike for the money’. Same group of mates going round a car dealers saying “fifteen hundred pounds? For a car?! I’m not spending that”
Car parts are cheaper too (Transit tyre cost less than a Nobby Nic, Ford brake disc is less than a Hope floating rotor, Ford gear selector unit is cheaper than an XTR front mech etc etc)
Yeah I think it’s some sort of pride thing (see rule 25 etc) – only the “No”s are replying.
When I was poor, I had a banger of a car and three decent-ish bikes, all were worth more than the car. But now I’m not so poor, I have a nicer car. In total, my 4 bikes are probably worth more than the car. Does that count?Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
benp1 – Member
Is it just people that drive a shed that are replying to this thread?
Nah, I have a perfectly nice car- 180 brake, leather everything, hot and cold running seats, wine cellar… It’s just more than 5 minutes and 10 miles old so therefore apparently not worth much.Posted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Car is edging it on current values.
I do spend more on cars than bikes but work and family 180 miles away dictate an average of 10-15 hours a week begins the wheel. Having said that my current drive is a near ten year old mondeo that I have had nearly six years.
I don’t fixate on expensive bikes or cars. Just the right tool for the job.Posted 4 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
Count me in.
23 year old Land Rover Defender v Custom Build Titanium Frame, Belt Drive, Rohloff & Lefty.
Interesting comment on the price of parts above.
I can buy this hub bearing kit for my Land Rover for £19
Or this hub bearing kit for a Hope hub for £20.
Considering my Land Rover has done 320000km on it’s original wheel bearings so far, I’d say the top one of those two is the better deal. 😛Posted 4 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
Not a chance – don’t think ever in my lifetime has the price of a bike outweighed the value of a car.
Maybe if I went back over 15 years, the value of the vehicle I had then would outweigh the price of my current bike.
Value of current motor is more than the sum total of every bike I’ve ever owned – which admittedly isn’t that many, but current one is a carbon S-Works Enduro (2008)Posted 4 years ago
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