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Most expensive road bike?

Manc33Manc33 Posts: 2,157
edited August 2014 in The bottom bracket
Why not try to make the most expensive road bike possible, just as a game.

Rules:

1. The component has to be on sale somewhere and available to buy.
2. The component has to be the cheapest price available for that component, we're not throwing money away!
3. Components are not allowed to have diamonds studded in them.

If enough people provide links it could be figured out.

I just wondered if it would end up at £20,000, £30,000, £50,000.... :lol:

I got onto this because I saw a Chris King ceramic bearing front hub costing £250.

http://www.singletrackbikes.co.uk/m7b32 ... S_GB/74481

Is this gonna be the first component then, a £250 front hub?

I guess there's £1,200 front hubs?! :roll: This is why I just wonder what would the actual financial damage be.

At the end we can figure out the bike's weight... and laugh.
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  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,487
    Here you go. £16.25k!!!

    One bike. Standard spec. Rides on the road.
    http://www.fudgescyclestore.com/index.php?p=174107

    Why?
  • Manc33Manc33 Posts: 2,157
    PhotoNic69 wrote:
    Here you go. £16.25k!!!

    One bike. Standard spec. Rides on the road.
    http://www.fudgescyclestore.com/index.php?p=174107

    Why?

    Dunno, I just wondered what you "can" pay lol.

    What if you swapped the rear hub for a Rohloff? :lol: Wouldn't it up the price? On most bikes yeah, this bike probably has £2000+ worth of rear hub/cassette/mechs.
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    I have 01/77-016 on order.

    Carbon-Fiber-One-77-537x407.jpg

    Its not the reported £25k but its more than a night out.
    Living MY dream.
  • MonkeypumpMonkeypump Posts: 1,528
    VTech wrote:
    I have 01/77-016 on order.

    Before this turns into another VTech-bashing thread, can i ask, genuinely, why?

    The answer, BTW, is not "why not?". I am interested in why you would spend the money on this one over another top-end bike.

    Nice to see you back, also. Seems like you disappeared for a while.
  • LinkDLinkD Posts: 30
    Here's your power meter/cycle computer: http://www.cyclepowermeters.com/srm-cam ... -971-p.asp
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    VTech wrote:
    I have 01/77-016 on order.

    Carbon-Fiber-One-77-537x407.jpg

    Its not the reported £25k but its more than a night out.

    Looks pretty funky but it weighs 9.5kg's :shock:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,058
    None of you are even close.
    The most expensive bike could well be a Halfords special.
    If the wife said no.
    And it leads to divorce.

    I appreciate the other answers though!
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    arran77 wrote:
    Looks pretty funky but it weighs 9.5kg's :shock:

    Interesting technology, though. According to the Bikeradar review, the logging system measures 'core body temperature'. Anyone know where the thermometer goes?
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    RDW wrote:
    arran77 wrote:
    Looks pretty funky but it weighs 9.5kg's :shock:

    Interesting technology, though. According to the Bikeradar review, the logging system measures 'core body temperature'. Anyone know where the thermometer goes?

    Oddly enough, this is one bicycle where that saddle is not supposed to be level.......
    Faster than a tent.......
  • brianonyxbrianonyx Posts: 170
    arran77 wrote:
    VTech wrote:
    I have 01/77-016 on order.

    Carbon-Fiber-One-77-537x407.jpg

    Its not the reported £25k but its more than a night out.

    Looks pretty funky but it weighs 9.5kg's :shock:


    I think it looks fugly.
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    I don't mind the look, but I think my lottery winnings would go elsewhere:

    'But it’s not perfect. Pete Muir, editor of our sister magazine, Cyclist, rode it and told us: “The full carbon wheels are incredibly stiff, giving a harsh ride on all but the smoothest tarmac, while the flexible rear triangle doesn’t inspire confidence in corners and when sprinting – it feels as if the wheels might tuck under.”

    So it’s the ultimate piece of automotive artwork, rather than the best bike in the world – and at £25k, it’s for collectors only.
    '

    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessorie ... e-77-cycle
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    Monkeypump wrote:
    VTech wrote:
    I have 01/77-016 on order.

    Before this turns into another VTech-bashing thread, can i ask, genuinely, why?

    The answer, BTW, is not "why not?". I am interested in why you would spend the money on this one over another top-end bike.

    Nice to see you back, also. Seems like you disappeared for a while.

    I ordered it because I wanted to put it in my workshop.
    I have no intention of ever riding it which to some will be a sin but to others who collect/appreciate things they will hopefully agree.
    I like things, different things, things that I would never use but can appreciate. I collect what I can afford but sadly most of the things I want are beyond my reach. Magpie syndrome.
    Living MY dream.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Fine, hang it on a wall, but what about reading what this thread is about...

    Manc33 wrote:
    Why not try to make the most expensive road bike possible, just as a game.

    Rules:

    1. The component has to be on sale somewhere and available to buy.
    2. The component has to be the cheapest price available for that component, we're not throwing money away!
    3. Components are not allowed to have diamonds studded in them.

    If enough people provide links it could be figured out.

    I just wondered if it would end up at £20,000, £30,000, £50,000.... :lol:

    I got onto this because I saw a Chris King ceramic bearing front hub costing £250.

    http://www.singletrackbikes.co.uk/m7b32 ... S_GB/74481

    Is this gonna be the first component then, a £250 front hub?

    I guess there's £1,200 front hubs?! :roll: This is why I just wonder what would the actual financial damage be.

    At the end we can figure out the bike's weight... and laugh.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • Ber NardBer Nard Posts: 827
    OK, in keeping with the OP, I think you need to explore how standard off the shelf parts can be modified with other off the shelf parts. For example:

    Campagnolo Super Record EPS rear mech

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/campagnolo-supe ... erailleur/

    plus a Berner cage

    http://shop.berner-bikes.com/drupalprod/node/71

    gets very expensive. I'm sure you could swap out some of the bolts, too.
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    team47b wrote:
    Fine, hang it on a wall, but what about reading what this thread is about...
    A. I did, did you not read my reply ?

    Manc33 wrote:
    Why not try to make the most expensive road bike possible, just as a game.

    Rules:

    1. The component has to be on sale somewhere and available to buy.
    A. Yes, this bike is for sale and you can buy.
    2. The component has to be the cheapest price available for that component, we're not throwing money away!
    A. I have 100% paid the cheapest for the component in question, retail was £25k I paid less.
    3. Components are not allowed to have diamonds studded in them.
    A. No Diamonds on this bike, it is completely stock and staying that way.


    If enough people provide links it could be figured out.

    I just wondered if it would end up at £20,000, £30,000, £50,000.... :lol:

    I got onto this because I saw a Chris King ceramic bearing front hub costing £250.

    http://www.singletrackbikes.co.uk/m7b32 ... S_GB/74481

    Is this gonna be the first component then, a £250 front hub?

    I guess there's £1,200 front hubs?! :roll: This is why I just wonder what would the actual financial damage be.

    At the end we can figure out the bike's weight... and laugh.
    Living MY dream.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    The game is you name A COMPONENT and price and we all contribute to make up an imaginary bike and we can see if we can make it really expensive :roll:

    Which part of this are you having difficulties with?

    Do you have to try to be this obtuse or does it come naturally? :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    team47b wrote:
    The game is you name A COMPONENT and price and we all contribute to make up an imaginary bike and we can see if we can make it really expensive :roll:

    Which part of this are you having difficulties with?

    Do you have to try to be this obtuse or does it come naturally? :D

    Due to the fact that this is a purpose built bike, it does indeed come under the cloak of being a component.
    We could add a carbon pump and titanium valve caps to bump the price up and in answer to your question, Yes.

    Now for honesty, I misread the post and feel rather stupid :mrgreen: :oops:
    Living MY dream.
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    I will play the game properly and nominate a Dash saddle for the bike - £360

    http://www.ubyk.co.uk/dash-m4-saddle/15210

    I think they do a seat post at similar money as well.

    The Rohloff rear hub nominated above can't be nearly expensive enough, I can afford one :lol: - and as Ber nard points out, you can get jiggly with the carbon cages and so on with traditional rear mechs. Let alone the jockey wheels.

    I know that some of the real weight weenie bikes have cost well over £20k - serious stuff.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Basic model carbon saddle starts at 1600 euros :D

    http://www.crown-saddle.com/saddles/koenig-friedrich/
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    SOYO SCR Silk Seamless Road Racing Tyre's

    https://www.benscycle.com/p-2711-soyo-scr-silk-seamless-road-racing-tire-njs.aspx

    $500 each end.
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    team47b wrote:
    Basic model carbon saddle starts at 1600 euros :D

    http://www.crown-saddle.com/saddles/koenig-friedrich/

    :shock:

    Ok, you can perch your bum on that on this bike, though the gold leaf sort of falls foul of the diamonds frippery rule a little.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,341
    team47b wrote:
    Basic model carbon saddle starts at 1600 euros :D

    http://www.crown-saddle.com/saddles/koenig-friedrich/

    yuk

    my ax leaf is the same weight and a snip at 280-ish euro, with a higher weight limit and it doesn't have the tacky gilt decoration
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,289
    arran77 wrote:
    VTech wrote:
    I have 01/77-016 on order.


    Its not the reported £25k but its more than a night out.

    Looks pretty funky but it weighs 9.5kg's :shock:

    My Wilier is 7.2kg's and is mostly all second hand.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    edited August 2014
    We won't get far without pedals. Cheapskates would probably go for Speedplay Titanium Zero at £235:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/speedplay-zero-titanium-pedals/

    Edit: If those seem a little cheap and nasty, the Nanogram versions, list price £600 but a bargain at £480 from Wiggle, ought to do the trick:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/speedplay-zero- ... am-pedals/


    But who buys pedals without built-in power meters these days? Better get Garmin Vectors at £1350 if we want to be taken seriously:

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/gar ... r-ec053300
  • Manc33Manc33 Posts: 2,157
    First thing I noticed on the Aston Martin one is the disc brakes on opposite sides. :?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited August 2014
    Saw some brakes on buys at £495, but undoubtedly far more expensive out there.

    Edit: ubyk nosy buys not spell checked checked it for me .......
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,282 Lives Here
    VTech wrote:
    I ordered it because I wanted to put it in my workshop.
    I have no intention of ever riding it which to some will be a sin but to others who collect/appreciate things they will hopefully agree.
    I like things, different things, things that I would never use but can appreciate. I collect what I can afford but sadly most of the things I want are beyond my reach. Magpie syndrome.
    I'd rather have a bike hanging on my wall than a lot of multi million pound paintings. So, why not. A friend of mine keeps a Ducati 851 in his living room, even starts it occasionally if he's taking it out for a ride.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    It's all art after all :D

    DSC02931.jpg
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,282 Lives Here
    Indeed. And if those are multi million pound painting they are not the type I was thinking of. ;-)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,289
    Manc33 wrote:
    First thing I noticed on the Aston Martin one is the disc brakes on opposite sides. :?

    Not surprised given the weight of the damn thing.

    Pure class T47, pure class.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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