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You have too much money when...

Dec. 3, 2020, 11:05 a.m.
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...you think it is necessary to spend a grand for....

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/specialized-launches-999-carbon-hotwalk-for-toddlers.html

Should be in the Onion.

“The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.”

Joseph Goebbels

Dec. 3, 2020, 11:47 a.m.
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But not this.

https://www.fraseryachts.com/en/yacht-for-sale/octopus/

Dec. 3, 2020, 11:48 a.m.
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No. Specialized is all-knowing and beyond reproach now. You just need to try and catch up, like a middle-aged dentist on an S-Works road bike.


 Last edited by: craw on Dec. 3, 2020, 11:49 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 3, 2020, 12:47 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 10, 2012

I like e-kickbikes! Teach 'em that humans can't move themselves around the world without a motor right from the start and spend a bunch of money while you are at it! ;-)


 Last edited by: Vikb on Dec. 3, 2020, 12:47 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 3, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

But not this.

https://www.fraseryachts.com/en/yacht-for-sale/octopus/

it's not easy to find a yacht with the utility of TWO helipads, so i do appreciate the inherent value.

but yeah; first impression re: $1k run bike: this is dumb. but in the context of properly ridiculous multi-million dollar trinkets, there's worse things to waste disposable $ on (though not THIS miserly bastard).

speaking of spendy specialized, how about the new levo? about $20k with tax:

https://www.specialized.com/ca/en/s-works-turbo-levo-sl/p/175105?color=293231-175105&searchText=96821-0002


 Last edited by: xy9ine on Dec. 3, 2020, 1:11 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 3, 2020, 1:40 p.m.
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No weight listed on the website for that Turbo Levo so I'm out...

Dec. 3, 2020, 1:40 p.m.
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It's emblematic of Western society's fascination with wealth/image and how we tie the value of people to wealth. There's enough wealth in this country and on the planet that kids shouldn't be growing up in poverty and not able to have a bike at all. In that light, the idea of a $1000 run bike seems perverse.

Dec. 3, 2020, 1:57 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

It's emblematic of Western society's fascination with wealth/image and how we tie the value of people to wealth. There's enough wealth in this country and on the planet that kids shouldn't be growing up in poverty and not able to have a bike at all. In that light, the idea of a $1000 run bike seems perverse.

Yep.

Dec. 3, 2020, 2:09 p.m.
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at least this bike has some utility; nicely built, it will (hopefully?) see use under multiple kids. I do like to see better built kids bikes that are enjoyed & handed down moreso than cheap, heavy, ill-performing short-lived shit. of course, this is a bit over the top, but hey. 

there's certainly no shortage of *really* perverse crap to be had out there though; how about a $1400 tin can?

https://www.tiffany.ca/accessories/decor/everyday-objects-sterling-silver-tin-can-60559139/

Dec. 3, 2020, 2:23 p.m.
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Posted by: xy9ine

Posted by: ReductiMat

But not this.

https://www.fraseryachts.com/en/yacht-for-sale/octopus/

it's not easy to find a yacht with the utility of TWO helipads, so i do appreciate the inherent value.

but yeah; first impression re: $1k run bike: this is dumb. but in the context of properly ridiculous multi-million dollar trinkets, there's worse things to waste disposable $ on (though not THIS miserly bastard).

speaking of spendy specialized, how about the new levo? about $20k with tax:

https://www.specialized.com/ca/en/s-works-turbo-levo-sl/p/175105?color=293231-175105&searchText=96821-0002

I just got an email from Fanatik that I could use their bike-builder on this.

For fun I built one up that cost $17,000 USD.

Good times.

Dec. 3, 2020, 2:50 p.m.
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Posted by: xy9ine

at least this bike has some utility; nicely built, it will (hopefully?) see use under multiple kids. I do like to see better built kids bikes that are enjoyed & handed down moreso than cheap, heavy, ill-performing short-lived shit. of course, this is a bit over the top, but hey. 

there's certainly no shortage of *really* perverse crap to be had out there though; how about a $1400 tin can?

https://www.tiffany.ca/accessories/decor/everyday-objects-sterling-silver-tin-can-60559139/

Even better:

https://www.tiffany.ca/accessories/decor/everyday-objects-sterling-silver-ball-of-yarn-60558779/'

Dec. 3, 2020, 6:26 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 17, 2009

Tiffany’s ball

$13,200


 Last edited by: rnayel on Dec. 3, 2020, 6:29 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 3, 2020, 7:40 p.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

But not this.

https://www.fraseryachts.com/en/yacht-for-sale/octopus/

That was Paul Allen’s yacht

Dec. 3, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
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That tin can is nuts.

The run bike is also absurd but imagine this: a surgeon is a devoted cyclist and just finds out they're having a baby. So all their surgeon homies in the office all chip in a hundo, and before you know it this person is getting a carbon hot walk for their baby.

I have the aluminum version of that hot walk and have no doubt in mind that after my two kids are finished with it, it will last for 10 more.


 Last edited by: mrbrett on Dec. 3, 2020, 7:56 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 3, 2020, 8:05 p.m.
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Hunh. 

Folks in poor countries  have said the same kinds of thing to me when they found out that my Cross Check cost “about $500”

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