matagi wrote:pospete wrote:I guess i realised they were not the sort of people I'dd want to hang out with! Mind you i don't suppose i could afford to!
Yeah, the BV forum is starting to get a little cliquey - a lot of the people who post on there also ride together and the whole place is starting to develop into a private chat/message board with occasional input from those of us on the outside.
Some of them are clearly clueless when it comes to money. I remember last year someone who was (to me, at least) very obviously a teenager still at school who asked about bikes under $700 and got a couple of "you need to budget at least $1000" type replies. Which is of course utter rubbish.
BTW, I ride a bike that cost me $500 brand new and am currently building up a drop bar road bike, which will probably cost me around $400 by the time I finish. However, I'm a bit of a Luddite, I like steel frames and as long as you know what you are looking for, you can score some real bargains on the used bike market.
And it does'nt help when ride on reckons $1200 is the entry level price tag! No wonder half that forum, spend their time with their noses in the air( or some rectal cavity)
I don't think I'dd ever want to be part of a group that puts people off or down because they don't spend much. It's not an attitude I admire.