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What's your rothar worth as a percentage of your car or primary motor vehicle?

  • 18-06-2021 12:37pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 390 ✭✭ Jeremy Sproket


    My bike is a second hand unisex hybrid. I bought it for €100.
    Yes, I verified the ownership before buying :P he showed my photos of him on it with his amateur cycling clubmates and gave me the receipt that he had from the bike shop.

    My car is an old but reliable and immaculate Nissan Micra, worth about €1,000 at a push.

    Bike value: €100.
    Car value: €1,000.

    Percentage of bike of car value: 10%

    Let's see if we can achieve over 100% for someone's bike :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,600 ✭✭✭ sparrowcar


    There was a thread similar to this years ago either here or maybe reddit.
    It was how much your car was worth as a percentage of your house. Needless to say it was an eye opener. Far too many Range Rovers parked outside 2 bed mid terraces if I recall.

    Anyway should be interesting.

    Car €20k according to carzone
    Bike 1 MTB €4.5k
    Bike 2 Road €1.5k
    Bike 3 BMX €500

    Percentage 32.5%

    Reason for edit.. adding all bikes as others have


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,698 ✭✭✭ CantGetNoSleep


    sparrowcar wrote: »
    There was a thread similar to this years ago either here or maybe reddit.
    It was how much your car was worth as a percentage of your house. Needless to say it was an eye opener. Far too many Range Rovers parked outside 2 bed mid terraces if I recall.

    Anyway should be interesting.

    Car €20k according to carzone
    Bike €4.5k
    Percentage 22.5%
    My figures are almost identical to that for my most expensive bike.

    Add in the other six and I think I'd top the 100% though


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,656 ✭✭✭ Fann Linn


    Bike €2.5k Bianchi
    Car €2.5k 08 Toyota.

    Both performing great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 390 ✭✭ Jeremy Sproket


    You're all putting me to shame with your fancy bikes :P Your bikes are worth multiples of my car :pac:


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,437 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    car 7k 131 kia

    bike 3.5k cannondale di2 carbon wheels
    bike 2 300 10 ye old focus
    bike 3 300 planet x kaffenback
    bike4 28 year ol aluminium o (classic value ? :) )

    dont forget

    rule 25 // The bikes on top of your car should be worth more than the car.Or at least be relatively more expensive. Basically, if you’re putting your Huffy on your Rolls, you’re in trouble, mister.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,953 ✭✭✭ 07Lapierre


    Bike 1: about 6k
    Bike 2: about 3k
    Bike 3: about 1k
    Bike 4: €500 or what ever I can get for it.
    Spare wheels: €1200

    Car: about 10k and dropping.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,494 ✭✭✭ secman


    Car €4,000

    Bike 1 €3.500
    Bike 2 €3,500
    Bike 3 €500
    Bike 4 €300 soon to be sold
    Bike 5 vintage 27 year old Rapparee value...sentimental :)


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,437 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    You're all putting me to shame with your fancy bikes :P Your bikes are worth multiples of my car :pac:

    regretting asking yet ?????:D:D:D:D:D


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 32,812 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    Bike 1 (2019) €1800
    Bike 2 (2013) €500
    (Need a bike 3 - what are you selling secman?)
    Car purchased before Christmas after a driver did an dangerous & illegal turn and killed my last one - 162 BMW 520d @ €25k


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,414 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    Well I paid 6 and a half grand for my cervelo and 2 and a half for my Golf!


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 15,353 Mod ✭✭✭✭ smacl


    Don't drive but have an inherited car in the driveway that I keep meaning to learn on at some time. Like myself, both the bike and the car are getting on a bit and not much to look at. Bike is my primary vehicle, could probably get €2-4k for the car but will probably give it to a mate who's in need of a new motor.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,656 ✭✭✭ Fann Linn


    fat bloke wrote: »
    Well I paid 6 and a half grand for my cervelo and 2 and a half for my Golf!


    Priorities.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,707 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    Also don't drive.

    Can't put a value on the bikes, as they're arguably worth more than I oad for them as they're all framesets built up and in one case in an option that was never available off the shelf.

    Like smacl, I use the bike for everything so measuring it's value is even harder.

    Wife drives though. I'd say the bikes are probably worth more than the car , but only just and onky because some lazy dinkus gave it a cat d write off when it was super cheap to fix and asses


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,728 ✭✭✭ Tombo2001


    The bike I bought recently is possibly worth more than my car.

    As much a reflection on the car as the bike.

    The thing about the car is that whether its cheap or expensive, it gets me from A to B.

    Whereas I bike, I really feel the benefits of spending up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,494 ✭✭✭ secman


    Quote
    (Need a bike 3 - what are you selling secman?)
    [/quote]

    Caad9 54cm
    http://www.adverts.ie/...gra-bbq-55cm/6949398.
    Feels more like a 56cm.
    The original advert when I bought it.
    Its running well but seatpost is seized and i need to drop it by approx 1 inch according to a bike fit. Just trying to eliminate a back issue that keeps flaring up, doing pilates, changed office chair and selling the Caad9.
    You did ask Seth :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,216 ✭✭✭ Daroxtar


    Ah jaysus, I have a fully custom, hand built Sarto bike and a 20 year old Yaris .
    Give or take, about 3000% :D:D:D


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 32,812 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    secman wrote: »
    Link not working and I can't find it on Adverts :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,875 ✭✭✭ 68 lost souls


    Bike is probably 2% although talking actual values in here is probably I’ll advised as there is enough info on your profile and listing the values of cars and bikes to be stolen is not a great idea.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,494 ✭✭✭ secman


    Link not working and I can't find it on Adverts :(

    Was trying to upload an old adverts link, not currently up on adverts or anywhere at the moment. Leave it with me and I'll try to sort something.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,117 ✭✭✭ Grassey


    Isn't it a bit mad that the cost of a car is so cheap when you consider the amount of materials in it... And a bike is so expensive for 8kg of carbon, and a 1kg of assorted shiny parts


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13 ✭✭✭ Landlord21


    fat bloke wrote: »
    Well I paid 6 and a half grand for my cervelo and 2 and a half for my Golf!

    6.5k for bicycle??

    Am reading that right? ^_^


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,311 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Well one of the cars is worth €1k

    6 of my bikes are each worth more than that

    Both our other cars are worth more than any of the bikes

    Overall I would say

    Total bike value =40% of total car value
    Total bike value = 50% of horse van value
    Total bike value = 50% of total tractor value

    Conclusion? I think I need some more bikes.....


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,311 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Landlord21 wrote: »
    6.5k for bicycle??

    Am reading that right? ^_^
    Yep - he's a bit of a cheapskate. Three of my Cervelos cost more than that. The other two are track bikes and a bit cheaper


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,186 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Beasty wrote: »
    Well one of the cars is worth €1k

    6 of my bikes are each worth more than that

    Both our other cars are worth more than any of the bikes

    Overall I would say

    Total bike value =40% of total car value
    Total bike value = 50% of horse van value
    Total bike value = 50% of total tractor value

    Conclusion? I think I need some more bikes.....

    If only those bikes were vintage you'd be saving a fortune on road tax wha? :D

    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,414 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    Landlord21 wrote: »
    6.5k for bicycle??

    Am reading that right? ^_^


    And that was back in 2012. 10 grand wouldn't buy its equivalent today.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,358 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    i'm confused as to whether i should list resale value of car against new value of bike or not.
    my car was probably 20-25k new in 2012 when it was made, my bike probably 3k value new.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,186 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Landlord21 wrote: »
    6.5k for bicycle??

    Am reading that right? ^_^

    Wait till you see this. Lets say you have a frame, saddle + seat post, wheels and handlebars but need everything else like gearing, brakes etc. and bear in mind those parts I first mentioned alone could get you to 6.5k probably.

    https://www.bike24.com/p2215743.html

    EDIT: I remember one of the men who won that big lotto jackpot as part of a syndicate around naul in recent times being on local radio telling the presenter he'd get a new bike and the presenter being a bit taken at what bikes could cost.

    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,751 ✭✭✭✭ crosstownk


    I don't own a car but I do use my wife's car occasionally. Based on the RRP of both, the bike is 14%. Hard to say what the current used values are.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,240 ✭✭✭✭ Cee-Jay-Cee


    Car 1 - daily driver €3000
    Car 2 - AWD snow car €1000
    Car 3 - garage queen classic car €12500

    Bike 1 - S-Works Roubaix - €3000
    Bike 2 - Felt VR30 - €1000
    Bike 3 - Cube Attain - €400
    Bike 4 - Cube LTD Race 29er - €500

    Cars - € 16500
    Bikes - €4900

    So approximately 30%


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭ TheW1zard


    car 7k 131 kia

    bike 3.5k cannondale di2 carbon wheels
    bike 2 300 10 ye old focus
    bike 3 300 planet x kaffenback
    bike4 28 year ol aluminium o (classic value ? :) )

    dont forget

    rule 25 // The bikes on top of your car should be worth more than the car.Or at least be relatively more expensive. Basically, if you’re putting your Huffy on your Rolls, you’re in trouble, mister.

    Refer to rule 25!
    I think I'd be 50% lol


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