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Old 08-27-19, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by burnthesheep View Post
Is that frame a size too small or the reach a bit too short? Cause that nose up angle is making my taint hurt just looking at that. I've seen a tad above level before for people with solid amounts of stack height, but not that much.
This post was wildly off topic but I appreciate it. Light bulb moment thinking about my own fit and saddle angle. So thank you, accidentally. Or incidentally. I don’t know. Somebody here must have gone to college and has the right word.
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Old 08-29-19, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by gammy13 View Post
I've been wracking my brain trying to think of use cases for expensive commuter bikes ($1000+).

I live in NYC and have Cannondale Quick that I paid $750 for and that was a bit of a stretch for me. But I see these manufacturers selling $1500-$2000 bikes for commuting. To me, an ideal commuter bikes is discrete (drab colors, not flashy, etc.), capable - but without the expense of high-end/name brand components, and most of all - relatively cheap! Because there's a good chance it would get stolen.

Anyone have thoughts? Who's buying these things?
I wouldn't have paid $750 for a commuting bike unless I had secure INDOOR parking for it. For commuting, where you lock the bike OUTSIDE, I buy sub-$50 bikes from Craigslist and the like. They all have multiple gears and wider tires (for the lousy roads with potholes and the like), more than enough for commuting. Ebay bikes tend to be more, sometimes a lot more (thousands). I even got one (a sub-$50 bike) for my youngest son, who will be starting college next month. I had to do a little work on it, but not much. I only need get him a decent new lock, which will likely cost more than the bike itself. If it gets stolen, no great loss, I'll get him another!
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Old 08-29-19, 02:05 PM
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My $1000+ commuter/touring bike (the rear rack alone cost over $200) is still outside where I locked it up, just like it has been every time I have locked it up.
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Old 08-29-19, 02:38 PM
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all this talk about why people wouldn't ride expensive commuter bikes, makes me want to set up a bait bike sting.
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Old 08-29-19, 05:54 PM
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Why bother ?

Originally Posted by gammy13 View Post
I've been wracking my brain trying to think of use cases for expensive commuter bikes ($1000+).

I live in NYC and have Cannondale Quick that I paid $750 for and that was a bit of a stretch for me. But I see these manufacturers selling $1500-$2000 bikes for commuting. To me, an ideal commuter bikes is discrete (drab colors, not flashy, etc.), capable - but without the expense of high-end/name brand components, and most of all - relatively cheap! Because there's a good chance it would get stolen.

Anyone have thoughts? Who's buying these things?
I have a Cannondale BadBoy with the last of the US made frames that I bought a few years back as a leftover. I paid about $50.00 more than you paid for yours. It's good enough for me. I'm also temped by all the fancy new bikes but what's the point ? There's always gonna be something newer and shinier. I'm gonna slowly upgrade the components on my current frame and be done with it.
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Old 08-29-19, 09:25 PM
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Well, it makes a lot more sense than an expensive stay at home bike.
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Old 08-29-19, 10:10 PM
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some day i hope to be rich, so I can have as many bikes as Robin Williams.

Expensive commuter, I'll take 10

Expensive stay at home bikes I'll take a dozen.

etc.....
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@burnthesheep, I need my saddle pointed up, especially a Brooks saddle, as is the case with many people. I guess my pubic bone is recessed or something. Or maybe I have more weight tolerance there. The pictures that give me pain are the ones with the saddles pointed down. To each his own.
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expenses

It definitely depends on the quality of level and number of feature.
I've used $3k for fiber+silver black bike. What a fantastic model ever.
I loved it all the time.
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Old 09-03-19, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post

Perhaps we'd be better off as a society if we legislatively standardized on one bicycle design at one price point for everybody.

Those are everywhere including Afghanistan, but they're dark green.
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Take the Red Pill and free your mind of such trivial matters.
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