Being a bike journalist means getting paid in repaired inner tubes and broken tyre levers, so I have no idea what it would be like to afford all these lovely things.
That’s probably the same for you because, if you had enough cash to buy all this stuff, you wouldn’t be reading this but instead waiting for your butler to read it and relay a summary.
Still, though, if you do have cash to spare – and a lot of it – then £300 bike shoes, £6,000 bikes and £100-plus corkscrews probably seem like a bargain.
So here are a few picks for the very well off. Or at least those with rich friends.
Sidi Carbon Air Vernice shoes
Sidi make wonderful bike shoes, and now that they’re back in the UK with a new distributor (Saddleback, since you asked), we should being seeing even more of them in 2016.
The better news is that this re-introduction to the UK market has come with a corresponding price drop. The bad news, however, is that a price drop on something very expensive doesn’t mean they’re not still expensive as the top end Carbon Wire Air Vernice shoes prove. Still, if someone out there loves you very much you could do a lot worse than nudging them in the direction of these…