Author Topic: $400 for a Cervelo R3?  (Read 1773 times)

Seineseeker

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$400 for a Cervelo R3?
« on: 16 August, 2010, 02:19:54 pm »
Neighbour came round last night, so I gave him a tour of the house. We had just moved in. Took him down to the bike den in the basement, and showed him my super trainer, bike stuff, and there waiting to be ridden was my Cervelo R3.

Told him to pick it up, a party piece of mine.

"Wow he said, that's like a feather",

So I told him it weighed 7kg, but then he had to ruin it when he said,
"How much would that cost? $400?"

$400 FFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #1 on: 16 August, 2010, 02:42:43 pm »
Did he stay upright when you told him the actual price?


Zoidburg

Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #2 on: 16 August, 2010, 02:43:09 pm »
Are you trying to tell us that he never left the basement?

Hmmmmmm?

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Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #3 on: 16 August, 2010, 05:55:10 pm »
He was surprised but he later told me that he tried to buy a cello that cost $200,000! He's a professional musician!

Zoidburg

Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #4 on: 16 August, 2010, 07:45:09 pm »
Is it one of those special wish granting cellos?

Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #5 on: 17 August, 2010, 05:52:31 am »
He was surprised but he later told me that he tried to buy a cello that cost $200,000! He's a professional musician!

Jeez, £200,000 that is some cello. 

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Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #6 on: 17 August, 2010, 02:31:30 pm »
He was surprised but he later told me that he tried to buy a cello that cost $200,000! He's a professional musician!

Jeez, £200,000 that is some cello. 

Some cello yes, apparently 300 years old, but I like to think my bike is some Cervelo!

Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #7 on: 17 August, 2010, 03:39:38 pm »
He was surprised but he later told me that he tried to buy a cello that cost $200,000! He's a professional musician!

Jeez, £200,000 that is some cello. 

Some cello yes, apparently 300 years old, but I like to think my bike is some Cervelo!

But will it have held its value as well in 300 years?

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Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #8 on: 17 August, 2010, 03:45:28 pm »
There's probably no reason a carbon fibre cello can't last that long, by which time it should have a good provenance.


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Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #9 on: 17 August, 2010, 05:55:59 pm »
That's the thing, innit?  Those of us who don't know about musical instruments are staggered by their cost.  People who don't know about bikes are staggered by their cost.  The abundance of fifty-quid supermarket bike-shaped-objects doesn't exactly help the education.
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Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #10 on: 17 August, 2010, 06:33:01 pm »
That's the thing, innit?  Those of us who don't know about musical instruments are staggered by their cost.  People who don't know about bikes are staggered by their cost.  The abundance of fifty-quid supermarket bike-shaped-objects doesn't exactly help the education.

Similarly you can pick up a brand new violin for under 50 quid
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Jakob

Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #11 on: 17 August, 2010, 09:19:11 pm »
You'd struggle to get even a remotely decent cello for less than 1000quid.
You can get cheap Chinese ones, that'll work long enough for you to decide whether to continue to play or not, in the 3-500pound bracket, after that it quickly jumps up to 12-1500 for an entry level cello....and then it only goes up from there.

I wish I had time to play, but I sold mine (cheap one) when I moved from London, as I simply couldn't commit the 2-3 nights a week I needed in order to really get anywhere.


Re: $400 for a Cervelo R3?
« Reply #12 on: 17 August, 2010, 09:32:24 pm »
He was surprised but he later told me that he tried to buy a cello that cost $200,000! He's a professional musician!

Jeez, £200,000 that is some cello. 

Some cello yes, apparently 300 years old, but I like to think my bike is some Cervelo!

Have you put a pic up yet?