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Old 01-08-2013, 08:56 AM   #60
Ceri JC
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Originally Posted by randyo View Post
If they stopped making bikes tomorrow, the exisiting bikes would become more valuable, not cheaper

look at what is happening to the price of assault weapons
Oh I'm not contesting that if they were banned, the price would go up. I could buy 3 or 4 and stockpile them to see me out. In reality, even if it moved quickly (say, 10 years from now) I could handle it. In reality, it'll be waaaaay slower than that.

My footnote on them being cheaper was in relation to an earlier point:
The cost of new bikes today is better than it was 30 years ago. The figures vary from year to year and sometimes, when you adjust for inflation they are more expensive, other times they're less expensive. The thing that is consistent, however, is that as a proportion of what the average person earns they cost less. This is the best indicator of how affordable they are and they've never been "more affordable" to more people.
I like my bike because I can overtake 4x4s down farm tracks with a week's worth of shopping on the back.
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