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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    To put things in perspective, the last road bike I bought new, (in 2017), with Aluminium frame, carbon forks, Shimano 16 speed STI gears etc, cost 249! It even had quality Schwalbe tyres - but no motor
    Yes everything is perspective. My service (2000 miles from new), with two new tyres and a new chain was over 300. I used to go to Halfords with my Boardmans!
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Yes everything is perspective. My service (2000 miles from new), with two new tyres and a new chain was over 300. I used to go to Halfords with my Boardmans!
    You were taken for a ride (ahem)!

    That's more than I pay to get my car serviced!
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Mossdog View Post
    You were taken for a ride (ahem)!

    That's more than I pay to get my car serviced!
    Ha ha. But as my son (of 5 bikes) says: ride Campagnolo, pay Campagnolo prices.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    [QUOTE=Graham Breeze;665611]"They were from the south coast..." - so about the price of a couple of ice creams down there.[/QUOTE

    I won't be paying much more than that for a kit to convert one of my bikes to electric should I decide to go that way just.

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    Thank you for all of that. I could only contemplate an e-bike after Billy Bland had yielded.

    It's a funny thing but of all the bikes I have had, since the Carlton which I had resprayed in shimmering gold in my teens, it is only the Bianchi that makes my spirits soar when the garage doors lift open. I have ridden 3638 miles with her since March last year (obviously I don't take her out in the rain) and she still sets my pulse racing.

    And she is still so much cheaper than a Ferrari and a young blonde.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post

    Personally, I'm waiting for a Ferrari owning blonde rich enough to buy me one
    I'll send my cast-off over. The car is in rosso corsa.

    Obviously
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    I'll send my cast-off over. The car is in rosso corsa.

    Obviously
    I don't care how many Ferraris in whatever colour or Bianchis with whatever groupset might be on offer, I don't want them if the blonde in question happens to be called Boris.

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    My first meeting with electricity today on ride, a group of 8 (somewhat portly ladies and gents) came past me on a hill like I was standing still, the kept doing this whenever our paths crossed. I couldn't believe the speed they went uphill, on great big mountain bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    My first meeting with electricity today on ride, a group of 8 (somewhat portly ladies and gents) came past me on a hill like I was standing still, the kept doing this whenever our paths crossed. I couldn't believe the speed they went uphill, on great big mountain bikes.

    I see electric scooters can legally travel at up to 15.5 mph on footpaths.

    If a "portly" lady or gentleman hit me, a skinny pedestrian, at that speed I think I would be a little cross - when I had regained consciousness.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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