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    Does your bike cost more than your car? Post It!

    I wanna see who else can join this exclusive club. For me -

    The Bike: Brodie Thumper, $3500 invested so far, plus armor, helmets, tools, clothes, etc.

    The Car: 1987 Porsche 944 N/A, $700 invested in tools and parts, still not running
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    !Vamos, flaco!
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    I have a new-ish used Saturn I bought for $7500 a two years ago. My 29er, Gios roadie, and track bike collectively outprice the car. How's that?
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    One cannot "invest" in depreciating things.

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    Doesn't that depend on what kind of return you're looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyk
    I wanna see who else can join this exclusive club.
    Well I can't be absolutely sure, but seeing though the only car I own is a 1994 4Runner with 100,000+ miles on it, I'd say I could safely join the club. At least serve as an alternate for meetings.

    Man, is she a beauty or what?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TVC15
    Well I can't be absolutely sure, but seeing though the only car I own is a 1994 4Runner with 100,000+ miles on it, I'd say I could safely join the club. At least serve as an alternate for meetings.

    Man, is she a beauty or what?
    That is an amazing lookin bike! but I do love the 4Runners. I have an 88. and yes I too am in this club. I had an XTC frame built up worth about $3000 and now I have a Komodo with around the same build (money wise)
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    Yes! Your crankset alone is probably half the cost of that 4runner.

    I was scared I was the only one in the club... on these boards at least - most of my riding buds are in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andykrow
    I was scared I was the only one in the club... on these boards at least - most of my riding buds are in...
    Not the only member of the club:
    Bike cost more than your car?

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    I'm in the club
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    One cannot "invest" in depreciating things.
    Not trying to be a smart ass but that's not accurate from either an accounting or an financial/"investing" perspective.

    Businesses small and large "invest" in plants/equipment and from an accounting point of view, these items have a finite life during which their "book value" declines (depreciates) at some (keeping things simple) established rate.

    I've watched the value of my index funds depreciate (or decline if you will) over the last few quarters.

    That's it for today's Acctg 101

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    Quote Originally Posted by andykrow
    I was scared I was the only one in the club...
    Nope - I recently picked up my ghetto fabulous '91 Civic for $1600 from the grandparents. It gets such good gas mileage (usually about 46mpg - but I've pulled off a 55mpg tank) that I intend to keep it as my daily driver so I can pick up the truck I've been needing without worrying about my 60 mile commute. Sure children spit on me and laugh as I drive by, but I outweigh those little bastards by a good 100# so I'm golden...
    Now with more vitriol!

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    TCV15, you got a new steed! Right on, girl! When are we riding next to break that puppy in proper?

    Of my two trucks, none of my single bikes cost more than my Tundra, but two of them individually are more than my Toyota Pickup. One of those two is even in the bed in this shot.



    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    Sure children spit on me and laugh as I drive by, but I outweigh those little bastards by a good 100# so I'm golden...
    But I hear you fight like a old man on horse tranquilizers, so weight really doesn't count, does it?
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    TCV15, you got a new steed! Right on, girl! When are we riding next to break that puppy in proper?
    Yessir. And soon please. I hope proper means somewhere south?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Of my two trucks, none of my single bikes cost more than my Tundra, but two of them individually are more than my Toyota Pickup. One of those two is even in the bed in this shot.
    Yeah, that Tundra is one helluva nice truck. You'd need to cram about 17 bikes in that thing to make the cut. Which my money says is entirely possible, given the right dudes on the job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TVC15
    Yessir. And soon please. I hope proper means somewhere south?
    We'll talk. ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by TVC15
    Yeah, that Tundra is one helluva nice truck. You'd need to cram about 17 bikes in that thing to make the cut. Which my money says is entirely possible, given the right dudes on the job.
    It's been done before. I can't remember how many we had in there for RMH '07, but it was a lot-o-bikes.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Got a '91 Prelude in mint condition with 115K on it, and a 2007 Titus Racer X with cool parts on it. I think I can make the cut.

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    tough call
    the car is almost 20 years old so it's probably not worth much

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    what if...........

    I dont own a car?
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

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    Too cool for school that's what. You can be president of the club.

    Doesn't look like I'll ever have a running car... Every time I start saving up for a cylinder head for that poor girl seems like I need (want) a bike part more than a running car...

    Who needs a car in FC anyway?

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    1992 Saturn:



    Paid $600 + $80 for a new motor mount over 2 years ago. Only other thing I've added is tires. I bought it to save gas/wear and tear on the XJ.

    Here's a link to my bikes:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...70#post4215970

    Any one of my bikes alone cost more than my car.

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    Car is too haggard to post - 4 flat tires and hasn't been driven since I was 2.

    However, it is mine. I even wash it from time to time - can't wait till I can drive it!



    Bike has about $3500 in it.

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    you guys act like paying more for your bike is a good thing. lol.

    well at least youll have a ride home i guess
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    I don't own a car, but I got one of these.

    is infinite more a good number..
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    One cannot "invest" in depreciating things.
    sure you can. it's just a bad investment.

    my car's probably equal in monetary value to both my bikes combined values. but i think i'd be more ticked off if my bike got stolen than if my car got jacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    One cannot "invest" in depreciating things.
    Also, if one wants a running porsche 944, one buys a running 944.

    Best advice you will get, junk it, save your money and buy one in good shape.

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    02 ford focus, still going strong, but she's had a long and hard life criss-crossing the us and canada for biking and climbing. pretty sure any ONE of these bikes is worth more than the car.



    edit: wrong picture. (wow, thats too random, so i'm just gunna leave it)

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    That's the coolest looking Focus I've ever seen. Nice work.

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    yeah thread revival!

    update for me: no more porsche but still in the club...
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    The Toyota in my previous post is sold. It was replaced this weekend by something with twin turbos and a 6 speed. It did cost more than any of my bikes individually, but not collectively.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andykrow
    Too cool for school that's what. You can be president of the club.

    Doesn't look like I'll ever have a running car... Every time I start saving up for a cylinder head for that poor girl seems like I need (want) a bike part more than a running car...

    Who needs a car in FC anyway?
    Yea, 944 with a bad motor is never good. Once you get one thing fixed another will break until you have spent enough money to buy a lower mileage running 944 turbo with full service records. If one has been neglected to the pont of one thing going wrong, it's only the beggining.

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    yeah it spun the timing belt actually. Classic case - oil leaking out the front seals contaminated the belt and the teeth shear right off. Pistons keep moving, smash up the valves, and there you have it. The car was in pretty good shape otherwise - new clutch, tires, tranny work - and I got it for free so it was worth a shot. Not too hard to work on and I got halfway there, but not worth the trouble. You need about 7k to get a good turbo iirc so I would have been in for well under that. You can find a workable head for $100...it's more of a labor issue.

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    seating capacity?

    Easy to have a bike (or collection) be worth more than your vehicle, but can you do it and still match the adult seating capacity?

    1997 Tacoma, blue book <$6K. Ellsworth witness > $6K (I'm not even going into the other bikes in the "collection")
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    bacon! bacon! bacon!
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    Not me. My bike is actually $hittier than either of my cars.

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    Mine did. I had a 1995 toyota camry that I paid $1500 bucks for. On top of it sat my 2005 Iron Horse Azure with XTR and crossmax SLRs (about double the cost).

    I've since moved up in the world to a 2008 Outback. I guess I need a more expensive bike.
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    1994 Ford Ranger, regular cab, 155,000 miles.

    2008 Yeti 575.

    You do the math.

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    1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic - 187,000 miles. Valued around $1300.

    2008 Van Dessel Jersey Devil FS - $3,000
    2008 Van Dessel Jersey Devil HT - $3,000
    2008 Cannondale Six 13 - $1200
    2009 Cannondale 29er - $2,000

    Yup. Definitely in the club x5.
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