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Sick: Dollars per pound(14 posts)

Sick: Dollars per poundkevinacohn
Nov 10, 2003 5:51 PM
It's sick how much bike parts cost on a per-pound basis...

Other than jewels, can anyone think of something that costs more on a per-pound basis than bikes? I'm not sure there is anything...
microchips, drugs, plutonium, single-crystal turbine blades....Bruno S
Nov 10, 2003 6:38 PM
cycling is not that expensive. Try Polo, sailing, racing cars, golf.
re: Sick: Dollars per poundrussw19
Nov 10, 2003 6:58 PM
I spend more per year playing Ice Hockey than I do cycling. Sure, my bikes are worth more than my equipment, but I have never had to pay a fee every season for the roads I ride on. Ice time is very expensive. Then there's league fees and tournament fees... it adds up fast.

I don't buy cheap bikes because I really like nice bikes, but I don't buy cheap hockey equipment because frozen rubber pucks hitting your shins at 90 miles per hour can break bones. I play roller hockey as well, and that's kind of cheap, but I still pay about $85 a semester for that league fee. With ice hockey I pay $250 per season for the league fee and about $10 per hour of open ice time at about 5 hours a week just to skate and practice outside of the games we play.

Cycling, you buy the bike and the gear and pay for races... it's not that bad. At least not in my eyes.

Two boys playing travel hockeyDave Hickey
Nov 11, 2003 5:04 AM
Cycling is cheap compared to travel ice hockey. I have two boys playing travel hockey. They play on different teams so each weekend I go with one and my wife goes with the other.

teams fees- $2200/ea boy
equipment- about $1000 per kid per season( they already have full equipment) this is for new skates,sticks,and anything else that needs replacing
hotels during travel season- $1000 ea boy
travel-buses, airfare, gas- $1500 ea boy

That's $11,400 a year for the two boys. I spend less on cycling than ice hockey.
re: Two boys playing travel hockeyloki_1
Nov 11, 2003 9:40 AM
yeh, people think i spend a lot for two girls who figure skate. I just think about the hockey parents and $400 for skates doesn't seem so bad.
... Saffron...Akirasho
Nov 10, 2003 7:05 PM

... despite the abundance, availabilty and relative cheapness of food in the western world... there are still things that make you go hmmmmmmmm...

Be the bike.
Yeah, about $4000 per pound! nmLive Steam
Nov 10, 2003 7:54 PM
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertiblegtx
Nov 10, 2003 7:52 PM
One recently sold for $1 million, so that's about $270 a pound, or about the same as a $4300 bike weighing 16 pounds--so roughtly the same price per pound as a C40 with Record. Old Detroit iron or Italian plastic, take your pick. So that C40 is going to be significantly more expensive per pound than a new Ferrari.
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertiblerwbadley
Nov 10, 2003 10:38 PM
cool car, but 1 mil? good grief
Nov 11, 2003 6:38 AM
Who here has the courage to calculate the cost of an oz. of electricity at current (n.p.i.) rates?
My Wife! nmfirstrax
Nov 11, 2003 8:49 AM
Cruel... ;) nmkevinacohn
Nov 11, 2003 8:54 AM
If it flys, floats or f***s its expensive. nmSnowbird
Nov 11, 2003 10:21 AM
:) Thanks, I needed a good laugh !! nmcoonass
Nov 11, 2003 4:48 PM