What's the biggest waste of money possible on a bike part?

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Re: What's the biggest waste of money possible on a bike part?

Postby 100%JR » 14 Aug 2019, 10:09pm

Nothing is a waste of money if the person buying it wants it :wink:
£70 bottle cage?£400 pump?If someone wants them then why not?
It's only money,you can't take it with you :lol:
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Re: What's the biggest waste of money possible on a bike part?

Postby reohn2 » 14 Aug 2019, 10:34pm

100%JR wrote:Nothing is a waste of money if the person buying it wants it :wink:
£70 bottle cage?£400 pump?If someone wants them then why not?
It's only money,you can't take it with you :lol:

No but you can make better use of it :wink:
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Re: What's the biggest waste of money possible on a bike part?

Postby Manc33 » 2 Dec 2019, 8:06am

Found another item, these used to be about £20 I am sure but look what some are charging for it...

Carbon band clamp for braze-on front derailleur ($95)
https://store.parleecycles.com/products ... leur-clamp

Look at all the other bike parts you can get for that amount :roll:

I was going to post this as well but it doesn't replace a common part and I guess if it actually works it might be handy under special circumstances on tour (some reviews say it's useless)...

Dynamo based thing that charges USB devices via your headset top cap (£150)
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/dynamos/cin ... ng-device/

Power meters are another one but they don't replace a common part and under the right circumstances are probably regarded as being a vital piece of kit.

Nothing I have found yet can beat the £110 titanium disc brake rotor in the 1st post.
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Re: What's the biggest waste of money possible on a bike part?

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 2 Dec 2019, 8:43am

How about 5749 quid’s worth of Wheelset?

https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Lightw ... elset/1MAT

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Re: What's the biggest waste of money possible on a bike part?

Postby Carlton green » 2 Dec 2019, 8:56am

Mike Sales wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Whilst I agree about the possesion willy wavers,burning cash is a total loss whichever way you look at it.Whereas at least buying something like a painting or even sunglasses keeps that wealth within the world and still buoyant as such it has the potential to be used for good.


Pieces of paper are not wealth. They are just tokens that we have agreed can be exchanged for real things, like food or houses.
Burning the paper does not destroy anything. The food and houses still exist.
That may well be KLF's point. They were given all this confetti for singing and playing instruments for a few minutes.
You cannot eat gold, or paper.


True, pieces of paper are tokens and burning them does not destroy anything physical other than the paper its self - I believe that act is illegal though. Paper monkey is effectively a written IOU and in destroying the paper IOU you render it irredeemable and so effectively gift the writer of it the sum promised (in that you can no longer call the loan back-in).

Personally I would agree with Mike’s point elsewhere. To me there is a certain madness in paying vast sums for artworks, that’s not to say that I think art is without value but rather that not everything should be valued solely in monetary terms ...

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Re: What's the biggest waste of money possible on a bike part?

Postby reohn2 » 2 Dec 2019, 9:46am

Carlton green wrote:True, pieces of paper are tokens and burning them does not destroy anything physical other than the paper its self - I believe that act is illegal though. Paper monkey is effectively a written IOU and in destroying the paper IOU you render it irredeemable and so effectively gift the writer of it the sum promised (in that you can no longer call the loan back-in).

The point is that when you burn paper token you rob anyone and everyone the use of them.It can be argued that they can be used for bad things,but equally so can be used for good too.
To burn them robs the society good opportunity.
It's rumoured that some rch people take delite in burning money in the front of homeless people on the street,if it's true nothing could be more crass and evil.

Personally I would agree with Mike’s point elsewhere. To me there is a certain madness in paying vast sums for artworks, that’s not to say that I think art is without value but rather that not everything should be valued solely in monetary terms ...

IMO that's a correct way of looking at it.
That said,deliberately burning say a Van Gough,does two things,it a)robs the world of that masters artwork and by proxy b)destroys the possible good use the money it could be put to.
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Re: What's the biggest waste of money possible on a bike part?

Postby Manc33 » 3 Dec 2019, 1:14am

Marcus Aurelius wrote:How about 5749 quid’s worth of Wheelset?

https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Lightw ... elset/1MAT


Pah! You can buy three really good complete bikes for this. Good find.
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