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1Back to top Go down    I Predict... on Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:19 am

David Nimrod

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... a huge rise in the value of K bike parts, when this fad for 'cafe racers' etc. subsides...

And people start returning the bikes to stock - can you imagine the cost..?

People will realise that the bikes were brilliant as they were, and that these 'customs' are no flippin' use for anything more than popping out for a skinny latte.

Also, as many owners of R series 'customs' have found, resale values are terrible, especially compared to the amount of money some people are paying unscrupulous purveyors of said 'customs'.

Hang on in there...


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2Back to top Go down    Re: I Predict... on Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:09 pm

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If I want to defile my bike into a skinny latte delivery system whose business is it but my own? They'll have to pry my cold, dead fingers from my angle grinder to stop me.


Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité! Latte!


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3Back to top Go down    Re: I Predict... on Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:40 pm

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I've never had a haircut that cost more than $10 or a pedicure.

The fanciest designer labels I wear are Carhartt and Woolrich.

So, please bear with me when I ask, WTF is a latte?   Is that something they drink up in them Green Mountains of Vermont?


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4Back to top Go down    Re: I Predict... on Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:24 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:So, please bear with me when I ask, WTF is a latte?
It's what the people who run Carhartt and Woolrich drink during meetings.  Laughing


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5Back to top Go down    Re: I Predict... on Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:01 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:I've never had a haircut that cost more than $10 or a pedicure.

The fanciest designer labels I wear are Carhartt and Woolrich.

So, please bear with me when I ask, WTF is a latte?   Is that something they drink up in them Green Mountains of Vermont?
So we have these Coffee houses on just about every corner here in California.  Because regular black coffee is just too harsh on these precious snowflakes, they invented the Latte..an over sugared, over flavored coffee based drink that people flock to in the AM hours.

The big joke is that people go out and buy the biggest nastiest over farkled BMW R-1200GS and ride it to Starbucks, all dressed in ATGATT to meet with their friends sip on a latte. Looks like they are about to ride around the world, but no.  Think Harley "biker" but replace the bar with Starbucks.

Posers.  Good for a laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R62mVZFDn-E

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6Back to top Go down    Re: I Predict... on Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:21 pm

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@Bumblebee wrote:

Posers.  Good for a laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R62mVZFDn-E

Great video


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7Back to top Go down    Re: I Predict... on Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:50 pm

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Best description I heard of for a Latte, given in a derogatory tone by a waitress in a country was "A cappuccino without the froth".  There's no sugar and no flavour involved.  Flavouring in coffee seems a very american/starbucks thng. Starbucks failed to take hold in Australia, you can get a decent espresso at any corner cafe.  There was no demand for their weak flavoured "coffee", they closed about 95% of the shops that they opened.

Most cafe conversions will only end up parts supplies I'm afraid, other than the person that built it who wants it? The prices that are being asked are ridiculous.  There's a rare good one but they are rare.

Al


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