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Old 11-20-02, 06:29 PM   #26
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Bianchi Axis
Marzocchi MXR shocks
Easton EA70 stem
Easton Monkeylite composite handlebars
Two tires
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Cassette
Chain
Middle chain ring
Disc pads
Fox shorts
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Giro E2 Helmet
socks
Selle Italia TA saddle
Trip to Colorado to ride

I gotta stop now, this is getting scary...
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Old 11-20-02, 06:30 PM   #27
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Considering I'm a poor, starving college student, probably too much!!
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Old 11-21-02, 04:45 AM   #28
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From the bargain basement end of the spectrum, here is what I remember. I've done about 1000 miles this year, mostly commuting, started in earnest in late July: (already had the commuter MTB, $90 at police auction in 1996 and already had helmet and rack for the panniers)

Bikes, 1 MTB @ $100 , 1 road @ $35 $135
New front wheel, (son hit errant car) $60
Tune up for rear wheel $30
Panniers (from Value Village) $5
Rack Pack & 2 under seat bags (on sale) $30
Tires (2) & Tubes (6) $50
Bike Gloves $15
Helmet mirror & Lights $65
Air pump & some tools (already had most) $25
Fenders for commuter $30

Total $445


I'm seriously looking at a cycling jacket for $170, but that would mean a 40% budget increase!!!

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Old 11-21-02, 08:30 AM   #29
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LOOK Road bike 1500
Bib shorts 25
Cycle shoes 49
Giro helmet 47
Topeak pump 34
Wireless comp`r 27
Jersey 23
Spare chain 15
2 spare tubes 08
Chain cleaner 12

For my hybrid bike.
Triple chain Wheel 27
Conti tyre 17
Chain 09
Lubricant 08
Cables 08
Brake pads 06
Total........................1715

Now what can i buy my bikes from Santa?
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Old 11-21-02, 08:59 AM   #30
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mtb: $860
tires (4): 90
seat: 25
granny and middle rings: 50
cassette: 40
chain: 15
brake cable: 3
pump: 30
shop tunes: 140
tubes: 20
jerseys: 70
tights/shorts: 70
helmet: 30
camelback: 40
race fees: 40
lubes/cleaners: 25
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shoes: 90
socks: 7
magazines: 80
local club: 15
books: 20

$1745 US - not too bad, usually 2K a year
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Old 11-21-02, 11:52 AM   #31
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Should I worry that all that's original about the bike I bought in Sept 2002 is the frame, pedals and headset, or should i just upgrade those bits too

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Old 11-21-02, 10:17 PM   #32
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I am a tightwad.

I don't know how much I spent this year, but I just let go of $2.11
on a new shifter cable.

The old rear cable had one thread left still intact. I discovered this while riding home in a chilly rain, using only my front derailleur.

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Old 11-21-02, 10:20 PM   #33
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I don't think I should post my total, Dan might notice it. I put 9 months between the last 2 bikes so it wouldn't be quite so obvious that I need a 12 step program.


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Old 11-21-02, 10:50 PM   #34
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2000$ mtb
200$ armour
500$ repairs
1000$ fork (still paying for)
750$ upgrades (over winter)
400$ Misc Bike stuff (lights,movies blah blah)

4850$

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Old 11-22-02, 06:46 PM   #35
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I don't really want to know. I've been riding both road and mtb for quite a few years, and one thing I've learned to buy what I want the first time instead of cheaping out. I used to be so cheap that I would by less than what I really wanted, then either break it or get tired of it. Next time I would upgrade just a little bit. I've spent way more over the years on lesser bikes than I should have...
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Old 11-22-02, 07:46 PM   #36
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Well lets see...hmmm...

Two frames
Two sets of hand built wheels
Two new Zochs
One set of new brakes
8 mtb tires/tubes and four sets of sew-ups for the road bike
15 set of brake pads
4 new sadles
2 new h-bars
3 new head sets
3 stems
2 sets od shin guards
2 helmets
2 new groupos
2 pair gloves

etc., etc., etc.,

There is more so I will just say enough to pay off all our bills and put some money down on a house and buy a new car
And the year is aint over yet.

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Old 11-23-02, 08:43 PM   #37
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Okay, they say confession is good for the soul, and this is anonymous, after all...

1 new 'cross bike
1 frame repair and repaint
1 headset
2 handlebars
1 stem
set of wheels
1 cogset
2 pairs of tires
1 lighting system
misc clothing
1 bike case

i'm sure there's more, it's getting scary.....
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Old 11-23-02, 09:04 PM   #38
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Well, I had a job this summer where I made 7.85 and hour, part time, and I made a toal of 2000 dollars.....I have 20 in the bank. I have been working at a bike shop for a few months now, and make approx 6 bucks an hour, and I'm in there alot. I've only seen around 200 dollars of that money.

I have spent a good bit getting set as a commuter, so I don't really mind spending the money. Actually, I don't really care about any of it. I work hard for my money, and I want to spend it on stuff that I enjoy, and that is cycling. At some point I'm going to face that fact that I need to start saving my money, because it doesn't grow on trees.
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Old 11-23-02, 09:27 PM   #39
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being a minimalist by nature:

some socks
2 jerseys
1 pr. neoprene booties
1 new chain
misc lube & grease
1 pr. tights
1 pr. arm warmers
2 closeout michelin open pro tires

my birthday & holidays will take care of some needs as well
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Old 11-24-02, 05:37 PM   #40
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Forgetting prices, my purchases this year, to date:
1 road bike with computer, handlebar bag, pump, & Egg beater pedals,
set of 28mm tires for above bike,
BF jersey,
3 bargain basement summer jerseys & 2 bargain long sleeve winter jerseys,
2 pair of performance shorts,
A bargain basement pair of shoes,
2 pair of Duofold triathalon tights, (also bargain basement),
a bargain basement set of mini Ortlieb panniers,
A full set of Wisconsin bike trail maps,
8 pairs of wool socks,
Park shop chain tool,
2 chains,
1 derailleur cable,
1 MTB with a disc brake up-grade and new rear wheel,
Shimano M324 pedals for MTB,
New rack to accomadate disc brake on MTB,
2 new pairs of winter gloves,
new pedal wrench to replace missing one,
Large quantities of lubricants, degreasers, & polish,
about 6 inner tubes of various sizes,
3 24inch tires.
I think that is all.

Yes, I am aware that Santa does not need to stop here.
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Old 11-24-02, 05:57 PM   #41
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Well, I had a job this summer where I made 7.85 and hour, part time, and I made a toal of 2000 dollars.....I have 20 in the bank. I have been working at a bike shop for a few months now, and make approx 6 bucks an hour, and I'm in there alot. I've only seen around 200 dollars of that money.

I have spent a good bit getting set as a commuter, so I don't really mind spending the money. Actually, I don't really care about any of it. I work hard for my money, and I want to spend it on stuff that I enjoy, and that is cycling. At some point I'm going to face that fact that I need to start saving my money, because it doesn't grow on trees.
fubar has it all figured out, I wish I was like that 20 years ago when everything worked with less pain
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