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Old 08-05-2014, 11:53 PM   #21
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Rule of thumb from my cycling days was that the third bike you buy is the "keeper" and costs about the same as the first new car you bought.
Wow, I can't believe it but that is exactly what happened to me on my third bike. I hope the bike out lives me as not sure my pension income will allow me to buy another like it! My 1973 car, new and first car, cost just a bit more than my 2010 bike.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:03 AM   #22
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This is my third bike as an adult. Though expensive in my books, not near as expensive as my first new vehicle, which was a 2002 Ford F-250 Lariat Crew Cab, the one that was stolen earlier this year. The previous 30 years of driving saw me buying used, as it was all I could (wanted to) afford at the time
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:34 AM   #23
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My bike, bought in spring 2013, was a discounted 2012. It was about $500 more than I wanted to spend (but still over $1,000 of list), costing me $3,500, but I did get a carbon fibre frame, and good quality components. I absolutely love it, and hitting the mountains for a days riding has never been so much fun. Great exercise too. Some of the guys we ride with have a bit cheaper mounts, but most of them are WAY more expensive than mine, a couple nearing $10,000. But hey, I bet they get WAY more use out of them than many RV owners do of their units that cost many, many times more. It is all relative.

If you spend good money on something you get good use out of, then there is value in the purchase.

Lots of expensive hobbies out their, shooting, photography, paddling, flying, quads, sleds, skiing, and so on.
I have spent lots of money on cycling, and scuba diving. The way I justify the costs is I see it as a investment in my health. Hard to argue with that, and you could spend your money on a lot worse things...
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:47 AM   #24
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I have spent lots of money on cycling, and scuba diving. The way I justify the costs is I see it as a investment in my health. Hard to argue with that, and you could spend your money on a lot worse things...
Truth....
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:13 AM   #25
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We rate our 2” 2-bike carriers up to 2 bikes on RV’s or trailers.

They sure look great. At $529 it is about 20% more than the Thule or Yakima equivalent- both of which state are not RV suitable. If you have a nice bike this one seems like a good choice. Also from 1UP USA:

"We are so confident that our security system will prevent rack theft that if your Quik-Rack is stolen off your vehicle we will replace it for FREE!"
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:51 AM   #27
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"We are so confident that our security system will prevent rack theft that if your Quik-Rack is stolen off your vehicle we will replace it for FREE!"
What they use is a hex key with a hole drilled in it, as the tightening set screw on the hitch has a pin in it to stop someone from using a regular hex key. Someone with one of these keys could easily come steal my rack, but I really don't worry too much about that. If you wanted a short locking cable would fix that, but be a bit of a pain.
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