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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:47 pm 
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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.



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Nothing wrong iwht beans lol


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Sold yesterday-
Pair of Burgtec on 823 mavics-£100
Admittedly they were DH specific 20mm front with 12x150mm rear but a ton for a £500+ pair of wheels isnt bad :shock:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/downhill-whee ... 2a1b5bd667

And the CK set for £230
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHRIS-KING-WH ... 1e6c66582a

Was tempted really really tempted but ive a new shock to buy for my Tazmon so i cannot justify that kind of a flutter :cry:
Shame,a couple of good deals there


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:16 pm 
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:shock:

The way I justify things if it is less than a tank of petrol £ 80 ish, then no need to think about it cause once you burnt the petrol you have nothing left to show for the £ 80.

amounts more than than need a bit more justification, but depends on what. (I would be talking about bikes, bike parts, HiFi, CDs).
If the item is as new but 1/2 price then that is usually enough to swing it up to £ 2.5 k mark.

Now note I say it depends on what it is. In this case, £ 1100 for a pair of hubs is insanity :shock: , even if they are 24 ct gold .... I could get a pair of Mavic SLRs and tyres and still have change for petrol. If you have come into money or earn a shed load ( > £ 10 k per month) so that £ 1100 is pocket money, then go ahead but I could never jsutify spending more than 1/10 on a pair of hubs.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:18 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Sold yesterday-

And the CK set for £230
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHRIS-KING-WH ... 1e6c66582a



Those would be the ones Ive bought, hoping the hubs are ok, not fused about the rims, probably build them onto a new set depending on the condition of the originals! Couldnt resist at that price! :D


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in the next 3 weeks i'll will be doing 3 overtime shifts, and we're due a reasonable bonus and i got paid for some pics for bikeradar and that little lot i have worked out almost covers the cost! :D

i think i have done it, i think i have convinced myself!! :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:35 am 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
i am leaning towards Royce hubs, i want to build my Demon with different parts than i usually would use so i have some choices:-

chris king hubs £570 rrp
royce hubs standard £450 rrp
royce hubs, racing gold £1150 :shock: :shock:



enlighten me - what is so special about this hub; for example what does it do that a Shimano XTR hubs costing £ 270 cannot?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:03 am 
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02gf74 wrote:
jonnyboy666 wrote:
i am leaning towards Royce hubs, i want to build my Demon with different parts than i usually would use so i have some choices:-

chris king hubs £570 rrp
royce hubs standard £450 rrp
royce hubs, racing gold £1150 :shock: :shock:



enlighten me - what is so special about this hub; for example what does it do that a Shimano XTR hubs costing £ 270 cannot?



most important...... it has a soul :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:14 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
jonnyboy666 wrote:
i am leaning towards Royce hubs, i want to build my Demon with different parts than i usually would use so i have some choices:-

chris king hubs £570 rrp
royce hubs standard £450 rrp
royce hubs, racing gold £1150 :shock: :shock:



enlighten me - what is so special about this hub; for example what does it do that a Shimano XTR hubs costing £ 270 cannot?


i suppose nothing really . . . but that was never the point was it. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:29 pm 
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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:


If you've got £1200 after bills spare each month then it's really not an issue, if you had three kids, a wife and mortgage and only had £100 month spare a month for the whole family then I'd call you a **** for even thinking about it, as your not:

They are made from titanium, what more reason do you need


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