Stupidly expensive cycling kit

What's the priciest?

14 messages
08/10/2003 at 23:15
Just thumbing through the latest WhatMTB... spotted some Crank Brothers Triple Ti pedals at £295!!! Gotta be the most outrageously priced components I've ever seen....
cougie    pirate
09/10/2003 at 00:38
Does seem a tad over the top.
Although when I was younger Campag were pretty ridiculous and you needed the specific Campag tool to go with it too ! I think they still make corkscrews for about £70.
09/10/2003 at 08:29
Evans have a Park toilet roll holder for a tenner I think. Also a pizza slice for 6 or something like that.
If this is not daft cycling kit I don't know what is.
09/10/2003 at 09:09
Ah yes I've seen the bog roll holder - complete with quick release skewer!
Suffolk Punch    pirate
09/10/2003 at 09:10
On a road bike I put together in 1989, I paid £250 for a set of Campag Delta brakes, they don't have ergo gear shifters, but they still look dead sexy and I love 'em to bits....
cougie    pirate
09/10/2003 at 09:42
Ooooh - just like Rochey !!

They are the prettiest brakes I've ever seen. Although those Modolo Kronos were pretty cute too.

Er, do they work ?

09/10/2003 at 10:06
bike light?

and i thought cateye stadiums were pricey.
09/10/2003 at 10:26
How about carbon cranks? Who in their right minds would bother forking out £300 for a set of cranks?!

Shimano's Saint Gruppo should have an amusing prce tag methinks.
09/10/2003 at 10:32
Or how about Manitou Dorado downhill forks?

only £1300!
cougie    pirate
09/10/2003 at 10:34
Passed a guy on Alpe d'Huez on his Carbon cranks. They were creaking like it was going out of fashion. Awful. Not on my shopping list.
09/10/2003 at 12:07
i got a bell shaped like a football, with a ringer shaped like a boot (on a spring), for £1.99
Suffolk Punch    pirate
09/10/2003 at 13:47
It was Roche using them that they became a "must have". To be honest, the old set of picolo records a la Bernard Hainault work better and they're a pain in the posterior to keep clean...
cougie    pirate
09/10/2003 at 13:55
But oooooh so pretty.

How many moving parts inside though ?
Suffolk Punch    pirate
09/10/2003 at 14:00
At the time of writing, about 6 less than when they were new....

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