no offence russel but i'm not a fan of specialized! not for any reason though, don't even know why myself! just never floated my boat. maybe though, i'll pick your next car for you without knowing who you are and what size you family is and how far you'll have to drive regularly, will i make the right choice for your needs? probably not. and that is where i think the choice comes back into it.
but this is a conversation that could go on for ages, i see your point, nobody ever "needs" something nice it is a "want" and choice thing and i choose to want something a little nicer.
and again, what a grey world it would be if everything was the same everywhere!
i do however except that the schemes are aimed at everyone, and am i not a part of everyone? but i think that unfortunately it doesn't matter whether there is a tax benefit or not i think alot of people outhere are people who are "slobs" and can't be arsed to ride to work full stop but might get the bike anyway.
one question you wrote (russel) in the previous post was why do you need to spend more than £1000? i wasn't sure if you missed it but i am not, the bike i want is a practical condor road bike with lights/lock and new helmet and mudguards, not a particularly bling bike, just good quality steel that will last for years to come, hopefully!
please also note that i do see your point and understand it as a reasonable argument but i don't have to get a specialized sirrus so i won't!
besides this is RETROBIKE if i have to buy new i'll buy retro style not new fangled aluminium!!
anyway off to bed after another night shift! goodnight!
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