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Old 01-16-14, 05:29 PM   #26
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sewing machine, fabric, buckles, straps, threads, needles, cardboard, paper,

time, I have one took around 3 months i think to make, plus a psychotic break. so medical bills.

would have been cheaper to buy, but no where near as satisfying

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Old 01-16-14, 05:46 PM   #28
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I'm not sure I've ever had a hobby. I do things like houseplants, ceramics, photography that are more like compulsions. I do a lot of one-offs: model ship, bike build, tree fort. I am an near total DIY as a homeowner but I sometimes wonder if that really saves me money...
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Fixing my own bikes saves a LOT of money over paying a bike shop. The money I have saved with Tune ups alone (I own 3 bikes) has more than payed for my repair tools. learning to true and tension my wheels saves me even more, since most shops charge $15/wheel here, and I have 6 wheels to keep up. $90/year saved, and the tools cost me about that, 5 years ago! I check them all every year at least once. Replacing my own tubes saves money, too... hahaha Just about every time I'm in a shop during riding season, someone is in getting a tube replaced!

Building wheels doesn't save me much money. But its fun and very rewarding to ride a wheel you built I need to look into some ultegra hubs, DB spokes, and some kind of rims soon...
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Old 01-19-14, 09:21 PM   #30
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Nope. Keep spending more money. Thought I'd get the new bike and sell the old, but now that's becoming a money pit fixie project. Fortunately, I've got a wonderful fiance who brought me into cycling in the first place....
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I can reload a box of ammo with home cast bullets for very little. I'll stop and pick up lead wheel weights off the road when I'm out for a ride. Those are getting scarce but there is lead to be had if you are resourceful.
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Old 01-20-14, 08:46 PM   #32
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I load my own ammunition as well, and it does save some money. Typically, reloading equipment is robust and will last a long time.

I perform some, but not all, of my own bike repairs.
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A friend said doing the work yourself means free tools. He explained it by saying by the time you total up the cost of materials and tools on most jobs you will pay the same or less than paying someone else to do the work. And you have the tools to do another job.
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