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01-21-23, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Catnap

FS - Super Rare Suntour Superbe Gold & Bronze Groupsets

SUNTOUR SUPERBE GOLD
PHOTOS - https://photos.app.goo.gl/KCzMoS4sYhRysiUu8
PRICE - $875
FREE SHIPPING (in the CONUS). I ship internationally at buyer's cost.
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01-21-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,881
Posted By Triplecrank92

Clear Coat

To prevent the Testors flat black from rubbing off, I used a can of Rust-Oleum's Matte Clear Enamel to very lightly spray 4 to 5 coats on the fork. If I was going to mess up, I figured it would be...
01-20-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,558
Posted By prj71

LOL. You thread was moved to the proper forum...

LOL. You thread was moved to the proper forum Karen.
01-20-23, 05:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,558
Posted By livedarklions

Wow, to liken being moved to ebike forum to Jim...

Wow, to liken being moved to ebike forum to Jim Crow? That's self-righteousness so intense you have no idea you're being completely offensive by trivializing real social injustice.
01-19-23, 10:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,558
Posted By veganbikes

I would definitely not say it is better, a bike...

I would definitely not say it is better, a bike not designed to be an e-bike as an e-bike vs. one designed to be an e-bike. My bike is way better than slapping something on something I own. The only...
01-19-23, 10:55 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Eric F

Regarding actual bike shop profit for high-end...

Regarding actual bike shop profit for high-end bikesÖ

I reached out to an old friend who has worked in the bike industry for many decades, and he had some factual information to share with me on...
01-19-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,705
Posted By AdventureManCO

And in 3rd place for the the most frequently...

And in 3rd place for the the most frequently mentioned brand for 'the best bike you've ever ridden', we have....



Schwinn!!!


Out of a total of 303 bicycles recorded, Schwinn comes in 3rd...
01-19-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Rolla

Guess I have to spell it out for you, since...

Guess I have to spell it out for you, since you're so obtuse:

Climbing hills on a singlespeed, while not always the best choice, will nevertheless not "explode your knees" if you do it.

Better...
01-19-23, 08:55 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Koyote

I owned an M6 with a 35mm Summicron for a year --...

I owned an M6 with a 35mm Summicron for a year -- hated it. The worst ergonomics I've ever experienced, and the lens was *****. Just reloading it with a fresh roll of film required three hands. Just...
01-19-23, 08:27 PM
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Views: 16,600
Posted By Camilo

At some point, I think you'll be embarrassed.

At some point, I think you'll be embarrassed.
01-19-23, 08:24 PM
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Views: 16,600
Posted By genejockey

Or at least, they HAD a lot of money.

Or at least, they HAD a lot of money.
01-19-23, 07:55 PM
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Views: 16,600
Posted By shelbyfv

Honda Super Cub $3849. Four speed, front disc...

Honda Super Cub $3849. Four speed, front disc and ABS !
01-19-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Lombard

What if I have no children? And besides I don't...

What if I have no children? And besides I don't want anybody to be happy about my death. ;)
01-19-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,558
Posted By Wildwood

Another thread members want to Moderate. Become...

Another thread members want to Moderate. Become moderators.


Back to the proposition of build vs buy:
If one commits an older bike, adds $2k in motor/battery/charger,
with the home kit look,...
01-19-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By LarrySellerz

to be fair a 225$ single speed with drop bars is...

to be fair a 225$ single speed with drop bars is like 90+% as fast as your $2,225 bike. The diminishing returns start really early in terms of bang for buck, but some people have lots of money or...
01-19-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,558
Posted By Koyote

I'm an actual economist, and I agree with this:

I'm an actual economist, and I agree with this:
01-19-23, 04:42 PM
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Views: 16,600
Posted By Lombard

Color me crazy. :thumb:

Color me crazy. :thumb:
01-19-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,558
Posted By rollagain

Delightful. It'll eat your pantleg at the speed...

Delightful. It'll eat your pantleg at the speed of sound and skew your Q-factor off-center at the same time.
01-19-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,558
Posted By rosefarts

Iíve been eyeing a used cargo bike that has...

Iíve been eyeing a used cargo bike that has everything I want except the motor. E assist is actually the deal breaker for my wife. The price is right.

I didnít realize that a conversion was...
01-19-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Eric F

Anyone who owns 7 bicycles is crazy. :twitchy: ...

Anyone who owns 7 bicycles is crazy. :twitchy:

;)
01-19-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Lombard

I really doubt that anybody considering buying a...

I really doubt that anybody considering buying a $14,000 bike can be talked out of it. It's like someone who has decided to buy a Corvette.

As far as depreciation, all new bikes depreciate very...
01-19-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By livedarklions

Hell, the vast majority of cars are not...

Hell, the vast majority of cars are not equivalent to collectible cars.

Frigging classic examples of wasting assets.
01-19-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,558
Posted By badger1

qed.

qed.
01-19-23, 02:50 PM
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Views: 16,600
Posted By Eric F

I brought it up.

I brought it up.
01-19-23, 02:37 PM
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Views: 16,600
Posted By livedarklions

Bicycle depreciation is such that the comparison...

Bicycle depreciation is such that the comparison to consumable makes a lot of sense. When people order expensive food, do you ridicule them?
01-19-23, 02:15 PM
01-19-23, 12:36 PM
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Views: 210
Posted By Lattz

I think because the message with "our member...

I think because the message with "our member Tony" is that he is a modern "stylish man", not just a metrosexual modern geek. Nice touch, I can see the storywriters throwing in ideas how to make him...
01-19-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By genejockey

You need better bigger friends.

You need better bigger friends.
01-19-23, 12:30 PM
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Views: 16,600
Posted By genejockey

Hey, if I had that kind of money, I'd probably...

Hey, if I had that kind of money, I'd probably have SEVERAL > $10K bikes.

However, at my age and level of income and wealth, I have found it a lot of fun to try and build the nicest bike I could...
01-19-23, 11:37 AM
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Views: 16,600
Posted By big john

Riding with road bike clubs in the L.A. area I...

Riding with road bike clubs in the L.A. area I have met some wealthy people I never would have otherwise. Some of them have been among the warmest, most generous people I've known.
A couple met in...
01-19-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By PeteHski

Are you a cliche bot or something?

Are you a cliche bot or something?
01-19-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Prowler

C&V in current advertising

Citadel Credit Union in eastern Pennsylvania has recently released a TV commercial about Digital Banking tools. The lead character gets around town on an early 80's Schwinn - non-aero brake cables,...
01-18-23, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By obrentharris

Lyotard 460d Pedals

Sold Lyotard 460d pedals. French Threads.
$35 shipped to all 50 states.


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01-18-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By obrentharris

Huret Jubilee Shifters

Sold Huret Jubilee shifters.
$40 shipped to all 50 states.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2452_f8663c81104e65f38a24c10dfa9bb2f84882b992.jpeg...
01-18-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By obrentharris

Suntour Bar Con Kit 7spd NOS

Sold $60 shipped to all 50 states.
Suntour Bar Cons and associated goodies, 7 speed, new and pristine in a not-so-pristine box.

...
01-18-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Random11

I've wondered the same thing as the OP. I'm not...

I've wondered the same thing as the OP. I'm not disagreeing. I'm wondering.

I have two bikes with carbon fiber frames and mechanical Ultegra groupsets that have a new price less than 1/3 of a...
01-18-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Lombard

The biggest marketing scam IMO is bottled water.

The biggest marketing scam IMO is bottled water.
01-18-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By alcjphil

This thread is fun to read. So much anecdotal...

This thread is fun to read. So much anecdotal information. So, I will add this: When I first started racing I was riding my Raleigh Professional MK4 which I bought in 1973. By the 1990's when I...
01-17-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 7,294
Posted By Polaris OBark

No. As for the initial question, it is a...

No.

As for the initial question, it is a troll post, not a sincere question, but one legitimate question is whether a mechanically competent consumer might be better off buying parts separately...
01-17-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 7,294
Posted By base2

My $14,000 bike cost $14,000 to build. I could...

My $14,000 bike cost $14,000 to build.
I could give you an itemized parts list with receipts if you are interested.
But, for now:
$800 in spokes that are so light the float on water mated to $1300...
01-16-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 7,294
Posted By terrymorse

Armed with my little knowledge (somewhat...

Armed with my little knowledge (somewhat outdated) of prices in the bike biz, I estimate that the manufacturer's cost of goods on a $14,000 SRP bike would be somewhere around $4500-$5000. And it...
01-16-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Camilo

My 27 year old Litespeed Classic (is that how old...

My 27 year old Litespeed Classic (is that how old a '96 is) is one of my top two most comfortable bikes. The other one is the 12 year old Felt "Z" CF bike. Both are rim brakes, but that doesn't...
01-15-23, 11:32 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Camilo

I've never heard that one before! Kudos!

I've never heard that one before! Kudos!
01-15-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By Kontact

The extremes of bicycle depreciation are not...

The extremes of bicycle depreciation are not going to change. I have a bunch of bikes, all purchased at bargain prices despite their like-new appearance. If one wishes to buy an $14k Aethos on a...
01-14-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By iab

A few more pics of the bike I took in 2014, ...

A few more pics of the bike I took in 2014,

https://live.staticflickr.com/3871/14997451257_2fcff84b99_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oRgRKP)DSC_0076 (https://flic.kr/p/oRgRKP) by iabisdb...
01-14-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By TheSilverFox

'89 Schwinn Circuit

Hello, don't post much here but wanted to share newly acquired Schwinn Circuit I found on Craigslist in December. Originally built an identical Circuit in '89 while I was in High School and working...
01-14-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By jjames1452

Motobecane

I haven't posted forever! Over the last couple of years we have fixed up and sold our old house and built another...a ranch for us old folks.
I haven't ridden much in two years, but am looking...
01-14-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By tds101

Dahon Mariner i7

Selling my Dahon Mariner i7 for $700 plus S&H. Riden once, so it's new condition. Has upgraded handlepost, pedals, and seatpost (will ship with different, less broken in seat). Listing is also on...
01-14-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By rosefarts

If I were to go big spender on a bike, even with...

If I were to go big spender on a bike, even with handpicked parts, brand new, and not on sale the price would be far below $14.

That Rodriguez would be near the top of my list for road. If I were...
01-14-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 16,600
Posted By big john

$5000 bike ...

$5000 bike
https://assets.specialized.com/i/specialized/90622-50_TARMAC-SL7-COMP-TLTNT-BLK-LTSIL_HERO?bg=rgb(241,241,241)&w=1600&h=900&fmt=auto
$14000 bike...
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