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Old 09-12-2005, 07:34 PM   #11
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Default Bah, now THESE are choppers...

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Old 09-12-2005, 07:41 PM   #12
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Default Re: Hard times? Not for Hardbikes.

Can you say a little late to the party? I knew you could. When the new chopper business craps out, hows bout investing in a publicly traded company selling flood insurance.
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:58 AM   #13
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"Hardbikes"? And they build rigids? And they have a model named the "Hardrider"? This guy Kirila also founded a fitness equipment company and then sold it. Sounds like this guy likes to get pumped in the gym and likes the phallus. He prolly would be better off relocating the biz to San Franscisco.
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:39 AM   #14
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I agree. I halfheartedly looked at their website, and sho' 'nuff, thar be a chopper there. As much as I like looking at those bikes, and even would love to try riding one, I keep wondering how much longer this will last and how many more chopper companies will continue to spring up.



Another chopper company.



I figured as much. *sigh*
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:54 AM   #15
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I'm thinking of marketing a DOT approved helmet that looks like an on-backwards Oakland Raiders ballcap.



Or a class "how to throw the perfect sneer".



The washable tattoo deal has been covered already...
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Old 09-13-2005, 08:11 AM   #16
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Wow! A CR480 Chopper. Don't see those every day.
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:03 AM   #17
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Default Re: Hard times? Not for Hardbikes.

Is there any real question about this guy's intentions? Build up the company and sell it to some suckers who think the custom bike business is going to keep growing. Sounds like a plan to me.



Most custom bikes are about as custom as a pair of Banana Republic boxer shorts. Get out the parts book. Order the same junk that everyone is using and bolt it all together. Throw some skulls and flames on it and, voila, a $40,000 "custom" bike.



There's just no depth to this market. How many people can really afford them, anyway? Once the fad subsides, there are going to be a lot of used choppers up for sale (actually, there are already) at a huge loss to the owner and a lot of these outfits closing their doors.
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:47 PM   #18
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sportsters?
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:48 PM   #19
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The custom choppers are very shiny and they make alot of noise.Yes-I would spend forty thousand on one!
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:46 PM   #20
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Hey now, that wasn't the direction I was going. OK maybe one sportster.
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