I have several woodworkers in the underground basement where my shop is. one of
the fellow has this bike with him and I offered more as a joke a plane trade for
it. well he accepted. three planes. it is a fairly high end bike in the 2000.00
rage when new. I only need it right now for running around from my shop but the
price was right.
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: >I have several woodworkers in the underground basement where my shop is. one
: >the fellow has this bike with him and I offered more as a joke a plane trade
: >it. well he accepted. three planes. it is a fairly high end bike in the
: >rage when new. I only need it right now for running around from my shop but
: >price was right.
: I don't understand the appeal of a multi-thousand dollar bike. What does it do
: that a $250 bike won't?
: Rich S.
Lighter weight, better gearing, smoother action, better braking....the list sort
of goes on....
No, but IMO, whether the bike costs $250 or $2500, it's going to make your ass
hurt, so what's the difference.
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953
For the first quarter mile, on the flats, nothing. After the first
difference between a 30 pound bike and a 20 pound bike starts becoming
apparent and should a cheap shifter through a chain when all your
is on one peddle it'll be all to apparent. When your back starts
because the bars and head set suck you'll start thinking upgrades.
And if you mountain bike or cyclo cross, titanium is nice.
Well, a 250 vs 1000 is a big difference, after that results of extra
expendature do not have the same bang for the buck. Now if you are an
elite athlete it can matter. Most of us (me too) are not included in
the elite case.
Anyone over 6% body fat should not be wasting money on titanium cycle
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Mike, I'll assume you are sincere in your comment....not just trolling. Do
you use planes? Have you used more than one type of plane...a #5, or a
shoulder, bullnose, chisel, maybe a #7, or an manly #8 Stanley, or any of a
hundred others? If all you've done is push a $15 Borg, please stop what
you're doing and enroll in a basic woodworking class where you can do some
of the above. Then scrape up enough to buy a Steve Knight coffin
smoother....if you are contrite he may sell you one ;>). After all the
above is acomplished you will no longer dwell in the realm of plane
ignorance or is that plain ignorance??
(> What does a Knight smoother do that a $15 Borg planewon't?
(> What does a Knight smoother do that a $15 Borg plane
Perhaps if you look at Mike's post more closely, you will see the parallel
he is drawing. Just as the Knight smoother is a much more proficient tool,
the expensive bike is a much more proficient mode of transport.
Looks like a sweet bike. I raced in highschool, (quite some time ago!)
Oh, yeah ... you suck! I think you came out ahead on that deal.
It's like the difference between a Unisaw, and a benchtop table saw --
night and day.
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