$19,000 what bike/s would you get?

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby Dimis » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:50 pm

Fe wrote:I'm not sure if id get two bikes Colnago C59 and a BMC SLR01 or drop the coin on a single glory bike, Cervelo RCA Di2 with Lightweight Rims.

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Its a nice problem to have for all the wrong reasons...

But FWIW, you picked my two favs in one hit.
Colnago C59 for a lugged frame, and an "older" BMC SLR01 (BB30 frame).

In fact I like the BMC SLR01 so much, I bought 2. :D
I'm not doing as much riding these days however to convince the wife I need a Colnago C59 as well. :oops:

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Postby alex » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:08 pm

id spend about 4k on a push bike and put the rest in the bank or buy a motorbike
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby Cruiserman » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:22 pm

alex wrote:id spend about 4k on a push bike and put the rest in the bank or buy a motorbike


You need to go back to the start and read the op again. Not an option.
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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:01 pm

im_no_pro wrote:Baum.

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby MarkG » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:06 pm

Most over priced and overrated bike ever.
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Postby __PG__ » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:27 am

A Baum or an S-Works Venge?
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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:16 am

__PG__ wrote:A Baum or an S-Works Venge?


:lol:

Saw a Baum Ristretto on Sunday. Gorgeous! Made my S-Works Tarmac look like JAPB (just another plastic bike).

I'm not sure what I'd do with $19K. It'd be easier to answer if it was $30K so I could just go hog wild and get everything. I want something steel, something Ti, a hardtail, a wet weather special etc etc. Certainly could get a couple of beauties for that money though. Baum road, Indy Fab MTB or vice-versa, perhaps?

EDIT: Forgot Llewellyn. Choices choices!
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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:56 am

Well, I have no idea because I wouldn't be able to push a bike that good to its limits.... However, I wouldn't say no to the Carbon single speed mountain bike that's in my LBS at the moment... Mmmm, pure art that thing is :D Oh and custom titanium roadie wouldn't go astray either 8)

Bugger that he got his bikes stolen, that's probably the second worst way to have to spend $19k on bikes.

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby VRE » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:11 pm

RonK wrote:
VRE wrote:
The GayLord wrote:I'd get two bikes, R5 or BMC slr01 or C59 and a S5 or Propel or Venge.

$19,000 is an obscene amount of money to spend on a bike. Damn first world problems.

Agreed. I'd have trouble justifying spending more than about $1000 on 2 bikes. That's all I'd need, really: one really good example each of a tourer/commuter bike and a road bike, and I'd be happy. The rest could pay for a cycling tour trip to Europe (or even more than one?).

Read the original post - the money is a credit so he has to spent it on bikes.

...his insurance is paying him out $19k for the bikes. He isn't getting cash, but $19k credit through his insurance companies bike supplier, who can get him any bike brand he wants.

I had already read the original post, and my comment doesn't change.

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby clackers » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:45 pm

Fe wrote:

So if you had $19k to drop on bikes, what would you get?



One Serotta, or fifty Reids.

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:28 pm

clackers wrote:fifty Reids.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks buddy, I needed that!

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby roller » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:56 pm

i'm going to buy 125 of these:

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peel all the stickers off and sell them for $25K
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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby thejester » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:25 pm

hate to say it but a 2nd hand Bennelli cafe racer.
then with the change
a giant trance
and some flash carbon rims with chris king hubs and dura ace shifters for the Trek

being a realist, I'll never need a better bike than the trek and a dualie just soaks up bumps offroad.
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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:36 pm

roller wrote:i'm going to buy 125 of these:

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peel all the stickers off and sell them for $25K


:lol: :lol: :lol:

You can sell them for more than $25K if you remember to list features like full mountain power and giant alloy claws.
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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby The GayLord » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:57 am

roller wrote:i'm going to buy 125 of these:

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peel all the stickers off and sell them for $25K


Only if it comes with the wheel reflectors. ;)

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby clackers » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:44 am

rkelsen wrote:
clackers wrote:fifty Reids.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks buddy, I needed that!


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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby The_Eggman » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:36 am

Yeah, I'm happy to call Baum as well. Probably blow the change on a posh Trek Domaine

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:47 am

Surprised no-one has linked to this or this yet... :shock:
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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby Summernight » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:15 am

Custom something or other. Preferably with lots of hot pink. :lol:

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby __PG__ » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:06 pm

If you want an exclusive expensive bike you can always try a Cyfac.

This one could probably just squeeze in under the budget :lol:
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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:47 pm

__PG__ wrote:If you want an exclusive expensive bike you can always try a Cyfac.

This one could probably just squeeze in under the budget :lol:


Nice, browsed through a few of the other featured bikes and still ended up back at the Baum's though... that Rapha one.... and the one with the ltd edition lightweights.... <insert drool emotocin>
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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby diventare » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:08 pm

$19K!!

That would be $6K worth of machinery and $13K worth of wank factor (no really emperor, those clothes are the finest in the land).

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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:30 pm

Not if you want a few bikes in the stable, it isn't.

Besides, nothing wrong with bikes as art as well as bikes as bikes. No different to expensive cars, watches etc etc. Some people buy the BMW and the Breitling. If I had the money, I'd still be driving my Pulsar and wearing my $200 'good' watch, but I'd love to own a lot of nice bicycles... :twisted:
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Re: $19,000 what bike/s would you get?

Postby winstonw » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:05 pm

I reckon the OP's mate who had his bikes' stolen was unwise in not investing more in home security than spending on bicycles.

And this story highlights why I'll never pay more than $5k for a bike
- a $19k bike can be trashed as easily as a $1.3k bike.
- I don't have to insure a $1.3k bike with premiums overinflated by people who buy $20k bikes and have them damaged or stolen.
- for 19k, I can buy 4 sub 5k bikes...2 roadies, 1 CX, 1 MTB. who cares what they are...that isn't going to make me go significantly faster or safer up hills or on the flats.....and if I spent wisely I could get a 5th bike, a cargo e-bike for hauling stuff...

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