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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:05 pm 
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and luckily in this case is not mere skin deep.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:45 pm 
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superba wrote:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and luckily in this case is not mere skin deep.


Well actually thats the point, it is only skin deep, as they're non functional mock ups.

But we've all overspent on bits that arent worth what we paid for them :?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:15 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
superba wrote:
But we've all overspent on bits that arent worth what we paid for them :?


There's overspending, and then theres these cranksets... :lol:

I'm not going to try and understand how this happened :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:39 am 
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Tbf, I’m jealous and they’re a price of history
I paid getting on for £100 for two porcupines so....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:45 am 
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Of the two I thought this set was the better looking - but went for a lot less Money given they are Aloo-min-um rather than Ti


Reading what’s been posted and Danson pic of production versions of the Ti - are these arguably more rare ?

Whoever bought these got arguably the better deal


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:14 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:
superba wrote:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and luckily in this case is not mere skin deep.


Well actually thats the point, it is only skin deep, as they're non functional mock ups.

But we've all overspent on bits that arent worth what we paid for them :?


Good Lord, that’s quite a skin; all I see is robust and thick unobtanium.
Sure not stranger to such guilty pleasures, but ain’t that a beauty of it? Overspending makes the world go round.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 am 
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It's only overspending if you don't have the money.
No doubt many in this pleasurable pastime do have the money and a grand or two for a lump of metal 'art' is nothing but pocket money.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:49 am 
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Overspending carries also one of sweetest fringe benefits – the meek shall inherit…


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:46 pm 
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People spent that much when SRAM Eagle came out, just so they could be the first to have 12 instead of 11 gears.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:49 am 
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I wonder if they could be 3d printed in ti? Like the lugs on this

https://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/art ... ame-47160/


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