Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:26 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:59 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 6:42 am
Posts: 1524
Location: Mostly West Midlands
As others have said - you can't really justify them, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get them.

As to which to get, maybe wait until you've got the frame painted, and work out if they will suit the build - something that bling could make or break a builds looks.

Failing that, just buy em and either use them if they suit the build, or leave them on the shelf as art/bikepron if they don't.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:48 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18218
Location: Sunny Glasgow
Go for the royce.Local builder was tempting me with a pair a couple of weeks ago
Really lovely hubs 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:35 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:22 pm
Posts: 2942
Location: Platsa, Messinias, Greece
tintin40 wrote:
You can't have the gold hubs you aren't a chav, live in Essex, Have gold teeth, wear jeans round your knee caps, have a gold chain.....

Gold is naff. What was Royce thinking :roll:


Agree totally - just like gold taps and towel warmers and that sort of stuff, far too chav-ish. I hate them with a vengence
:evil:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:27 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:13 pm
Posts: 9733
Location: Skipton
IMO no one could ever justify paying that much for hubs. Twice as much as Kings? :shock:

That's not the point though. If you can afford them and want them then you don't need to justify it. It's your cash :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:37 am 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
Section Moderator & South West AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:33 pm
Posts: 8168
Location: new forest
it would wipe out a months wages after bills and leave me with nothing for that month and i'd have to live on beans on toast for the month! :lol:

i get that most people think the gold is tacky, i would usually agree, but this is not gold ano for the sake of bling, it's ti nitriding and that's way cooler than ano.

i think these transcend 'bling'

if i did get them i'd hope that picking them up in person from Royce (20miles away) that i'd get a little discount, he knocked a little off a previous purchase for saving the cost and hassle of postage.



:D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:38 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:00 pm
Posts: 5611
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
:shock:

yeah, i cant complain the prices i have spent on parts then sold them at next to nothing :lol: :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:36 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
King of the DuckBoard

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:30 pm
Posts: 21466
brocklanders023 wrote:
If you can afford them and want them then you don't need to justify it. It's your cash :wink:



That's all need to do 8)

So buy them and show us


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:58 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:01 am
Posts: 1110
Location: East Yorks
jonnyboy666 wrote:
it would wipe out a months wages after bills and leave me with nothing for that month and i'd have to live on beans on toast for the month! :lol:

i get that most people think the gold is tacky, i would usually agree, but this is not gold ano for the sake of bling, it's ti nitriding and that's way cooler than ano.

i think these transcend 'bling'

if i did get them i'd hope that picking them up in person from Royce (20miles away) that i'd get a little discount, he knocked a little off a previous purchase for saving the cost and hassle of postage.



:D


That's about £8 saved on postage. That makes them look a bargain then :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:04 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
Section Moderator & South West AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:33 pm
Posts: 8168
Location: new forest
he did about 5% off and no postage, so about 60 quid, nothing on 1150 really but like tesco, every little helps!

also at 1150 rrp i'd imagine the post cost would be a little higher than £8! more for the insurance of the item.

i have been looking at bills etc, trying to decide whether i should/can buy them.

:P


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:23 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:01 am
Posts: 1110
Location: East Yorks
jonnyboy666 wrote:
he did about 5% off and no postage, so about 60 quid, nothing on 1150 really but like tesco, every little helps!

also at 1150 rrp i'd imagine the post cost would be a little higher than £8! more for the insurance of the item.

i have been looking at bills etc, trying to decide whether i should/can buy them.

:P


Sounds like you've justified them to yourself, that's often the most difficult! :twisted:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group