Originally posted by Odysseys
i saw your dirty ass bike cherry...lol
both these bikes look and ARE clean and spot free, like ya took them OTD from a shop.
i scratched something...i replaced it. i use to spend MONDO bucks on this stuff.
either way it doesnt matter if i sell them or not...ill ride them sometime. and if anything when people know MTN bikes see them..they are like DUDE!
Shame on you...those poor bikes.... Moutain bikes should be ridden not cleaned.
I have at least 5k miles or more on that MTB. No seriously I do. My road bike is much cleaner... but has around 20k on the frame... 10k on most of the components.
I worked at a shop for 3 summers and I raced seriously for 3 years... I've seen expensive bikes.... never kept me from putting some seriuos hurt on them. I;m sure they are pretty...but I've seen brnmd new $2000 bikes sit on a wall for year in the shop.... they had depreciated below cost after about 3 years. Standard mark-up is 60-80% on high end bikes.
I'm sure your bikes are pretty and perfectly detailed.... but I'd either ride em, unload them.... or save them for 30 years.
I've ridden wiht guys that had $5000 lightspeeds, $10,000 merlin tandems, guy with a one off, hand made $3000 Scandium alloy frame from England with beautiful custom paint jobs. A cheap bike was around $1200 for a MTB and $2000 for a road bike.
Ahh the beauty of the employee purchase.
I ride high end steel, it's cheap, moderately light, lasts forever, and has a nice feel. and the weld are clean and beautful and don't need to be sanded down to look nice.