If money was not an issue...

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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby Elizabethsdad » 2 Dec 2014, 12:11pm

If money was no object then I would have a whole range of bikes/trikes in purpose made secure store. Top of the list would be the new Q4W velomobile currently in development, the ICE fat trike, Surly moonlander, Urban Arrow cargo bike complete with lockable cargo box that can be swapped out with the child carrying pod and also the Urban Arrow in the shorty version, Circe Helios and Circe Morpheus tandems - again with all the load and passenger carrying options. I also like the Reise and muller Blue Label range so the Cruiser, the Komfort and the Transporter also the Load cargo bike. They would all have hub dynamos for lights with USB power outlet, hub gears Rohlhoff or nuvinci and disc brakes. I'd then have seven of each in the colours of the rainbow and labelled Monday, Tuesday etc. Lastly I would get in touch with my local Sustrans group to make them available for people to borrow. GPS tracking device on each one would be a good idea then. I haven't totted that lot up - well if money is no object who's counting - but I wouldn't reckon on much change from a £million ;-)

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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby jamesbradbury » 2 Dec 2014, 12:46pm

A bigger garage! The cost of which is likely to be more than an individual bike. Then I'd go for a wider variety of bikes than current space allows.

If it was bike-only money then a ti racing tandem, probably with electronic shifting.

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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby Vorpal » 2 Dec 2014, 1:12pm

If money was no object, I'd have a custom frameset.

And time to tinker. :D
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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby Mick F » 2 Dec 2014, 2:09pm

If money was no object ...............

I would rent endlessly. Owning individual bikes would be a waste.

Not an exhaustive list would be a Rohloff Thorn, a top of the range ICE trike, full-on road bike, a top of the range Moulton, and a decent folding bike.

If money still was no object, I'd have a car or two as well - but rent them.
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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby NUKe » 2 Dec 2014, 2:16pm

I have the bikes I want. I do need an endless pot of money.
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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby geocycle » 2 Dec 2014, 2:39pm

I've got the bike I'd want, just need the time to ride it...

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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby foxyrider » 2 Dec 2014, 3:02pm

geocycle wrote:I've got the bike I'd want, just need the time to ride it...

NUKe wrote:I have the bikes I want. I do need an endless pot of money.


i second both!

As i have the full carbon Super Record already and the folder and the audax and the cross/tourer and a mtn bike...what more could i want?

Apart from the time and money to fully enjoy them :(
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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby al_yrpal » 2 Dec 2014, 4:26pm

My stable is full…… A Mercian Professional road bike, a Salsa Vaya tourer, a Cannondale Rush full suss MTB vwith a carbon lefty and just lately a Brompton ML6 folder. I cannot think of any sort of bike that would give me a different cycling experience? Whatever I buy I am just interested in substance not bling which is why I asked for this for my birthday instead of a Rolex! http://www.nigelohara.com/casio-wva-m64 ... oCJCnw_wcB
I would like to try a full carbon light as a feather bling road bike just for the experience and may go and see my pals at the local Evans branch in the summer to try one, but I don't think I will buy one. I think I look just right on the Mercian because its getting fairly ancient just like me! :lol:

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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby Colin_P » 2 Dec 2014, 4:38pm

Money no object. Then being able to afford to give up work and actually get out and cycle more would be a good start.

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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby Thermostat9 » 2 Dec 2014, 5:31pm

simonineaston wrote:http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models/MoultonJUBILEEVeloce.html

I'll take a New Series (which I prefer to the Double Pylon - and that will 'save' me £6900 that I don't have!)

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(Actually quite surprised that a stainless NS is 'only'(! :shock: ) the price of 2 Jubilee Sportives!)

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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby AM7 » 2 Dec 2014, 8:13pm

Thermostat9 wrote:
simonineaston wrote:http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models/MoultonJUBILEEVeloce.html

I'll take a New Series (which I prefer to the Double Pylon - and that will 'save' me £6900 that I don't have!)

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(Actually quite surprised that a stainless NS is 'only'(! :shock: ) the price of 2 Jubilee Sportives!)


My lust after bike is an AM20-2, cos I like the look of 17" Moultons and, at a mere £4.5k, I could conceivably afford it one day. But if money really was no object, I would go for the Double Pylon just because it's 'top of the range'.

Until then, I guess I'll stick with my TSR30...

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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby BigFoz » 2 Dec 2014, 8:29pm

A NOS Colnago BiTitan with 9spd Record Titanium and some sexy light alloy rimmed wheels. Oh, and Delta brakes. The Deltas on my current nice weather bike are simply fantastic.

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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby maff1977 » 2 Dec 2014, 8:37pm

for me, money isn't an issue... as i don't have any :lol:

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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby Godlykepower » 2 Dec 2014, 10:35pm

Okay, I'm seeing that people around here like trikes and Moultons!

The trikes thing I can kind of see...they look fun, but Moultons? Someone is going to have to point out what I'm missing...they are ugly and look ridiculous and are so expensive. What's going on there then?
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Re: If money was not an issue...

Postby andrewk » 3 Dec 2014, 2:22am

If money were not an issue....a Maserati for me. OK, so its a car...but a jolly nice one.