I know bikes can get expensive, but....

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Shadeslay, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Shadeslay

    Shadeslay New Member

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    I've been surfing the net for a suitable frame for my next build and ran across this, I could almost buy a house for the price. Ya, it's likely an error, but with price of high end bikes who knows anymore.

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELEMENT 50 BIKE '09 at JensonUSA.com


    Is $91,290 too much? laff



    P.S. anyone know of any good sites to get mtn. bike frames for cheap?
     
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  2. Dave31

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    laff Thats funny!

    If you notice they do offer a price match
     
  3. eugesd

    eugesd New Member

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    is it made out of carbon fiber?
     
  4. Junster

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    Ya you can get great frames usually with all the rest of it attached on craigslist. Portland list had a 18" trek with front suspension and a giant 21" mtn bike for $30 each 2 days ago. You just gotta really go thru the posts. Sometimes they just say "old bike"
     
  5. NunyaBidness

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    I did a review on the site for that bike that I'll copy/paste here.

    "the price for this bike is way too high for normal people to even consider buying it. That is why I bought it. Just so I can stick it to all you poor broke people that cannot afford a bike this expensive. Granted I WAY over paid for it but I did it because I have too much money to just let it sit there collecting interest."

    They will probably take my review down but maybe after that they will take a look at the price listed and make a change.
     
  6. cabbiex5

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    i went to a local shop and saw the same exact bike. My 4yr old cousin could lift this thing with one hand...sells in shop for close to $2000, its like Tour de France stuff
     
  7. Shadeslay

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    I've been searching craigs, some come close to what I need. Being short it's ruff finding that 17-18" frame that will take a motor, is steel "cro-mo" and has disc mounts, wouldn't mind rack mounts either but from what I've read that's like looking for a unicorn if you want to pay under $200. On the bright side I found out today my brother knows someone that welds, so I may have ab easier time finding what I want.


    NunyaBidness laff


    For that price you would think it was made of solid platinum. It's crazy how high end some these bikes are, in my search I've seen forks for over $1,000, some people do have way too much money.
     
  8. NunyaBidness

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    I had full suspension, carbon fiber framed bike that I gladly paid $2,000.00 for. As it sat the day it was stolen it would have cost about $4,000.00 to replace. I can understand paying top dollar for a nice bike, but 91grand is just a little bit too much.
     
  9. HoughMade

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    There is clearky a mistake on that site. That bike sells for between $2000 and $3000.
     
  10. Creative Engineering

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    Felt offers a bike that is just shy of 10K...Maybe this company meant $9,100.

    Jim
     
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    I had a lotus featherlite.. older road/ race bike. 26" 10 speed.. didn't look like anything special but was extremely light.. my brother got the big idea to cut it up and try to make his version of a streatch.. cut the bars at the front of the V.. there was no saving it
     
  12. Shadeslay

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    At near 10k I don't think I would let it out of my sight very long, even then it would still probably get stolen. Something about expensive bikes just scream still me to some people. Heck I worry about my mtn. bike with no motor valued around 1k, at 10k I would be way to stressed.
     
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    LOL You have to change the site to convert to US dollars. $2799
     
  14. NunyaBidness

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    Funny how they hide that option. Top right, it's a little drop down box.

    *feeling kinda dumb bout now*
     
  15. Shadeslay

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    lol me too, makes me feel rich though.
     

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