Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

What bike and bike bits should you buy?
TonyJams
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Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby TonyJams » Fri Jun 08, 2018 19:00 pm

Might as well make it one that used to belong to Andre Greipel or Adam Hansen!
http://bikesy.co.uk/features/racing/wan ... eam-bikes/

Be interesting what the Bike2Work scheme says about that!!

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby Shirley Basso » Fri Jun 08, 2018 19:16 pm

Buying ex pro bikes is nothing new.

To my eye they are both gopping.

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby noodleman » Fri Jun 08, 2018 19:24 pm

Shirley Basso wrote:Buying ex pro bikes is nothing new.

To my eye they are both gopping.


Agreed! Who cares if pro's rode them. They probably wouldn't choose them as their own bikes and even if they did why would you?
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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby dmont » Fri Jun 08, 2018 22:30 pm

WTF. If you had that money to spend you can afford something better than a second hand bike that a "pro" has worked to buggery and pissed all over.
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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby Shirley Basso » Fri Jun 08, 2018 22:34 pm

It's just a bike...

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby neeb » Fri Jun 08, 2018 23:34 pm

When I saw these elsewhere a day or two ago they were shown with the Campagnolo Bora wheels on, which have now been swapped out for cheap training wheels. Still, top-end frame and Campagnolo Super Record EPS.

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby Gary sparrow » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:37 am

They also are very aggressively set up with cut steerers slammed long stems etc . Not worth it

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby Shirley Basso » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:10 am

You mean your bike isn't?

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby Matthewfalle » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:53 pm

Also - the MFs and I and I aren’t too sure why the author of that article is so impressed at having tracked down those two bikes: ex team bikes are generally quite freely available at the end of the season.

But yes, as above: why would you bother. 4K for a second hand bike. Nah.
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.

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby Edindevon » Mon Jul 09, 2018 19:16 pm

These bikes don't seem to have sold well and those that are left are now quite a bit cheaper. For example, the linked Ridley Fenix SL Lotto Soudal bike is now £600 cheaper at £2,650.

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby amrushton » Mon Jul 09, 2018 21:33 pm

Be a truckload (literally) of BMCs in a few months

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby Imposter » Tue Jul 10, 2018 07:58 am

Ritalalala wrote: Planning to buy an ICAN carbon wheelset.


Hardly surprising. Pretty much all of your posts contain a reference to ICAN in some form or other. It's almost like you work for them, or something...

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby Alex222 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:13 am

I'd get upsold to a £5k bike

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Re: Well if you've got 3-4K to spend on a bike...

Postby Shirley Basso » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:21 am

Alex222 wrote:I'd get upsold to a £5k bike


Did make me laugh. I can relate.


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