It is costing me more to ride my bike, than it does to drive or fix my car!
I purchased an old school Miyata and had an accident on the bike. Iíve invested $150 to get it back going, only to give it away and buy another bike. I purchased a Specialized Allez Sport Triple in new like condition far under the going rate for that model, but soon realized I needed a new cassette (9 speed), new chain (9 speed) and have front and rear derailleurís adjusted for $100! I had to have that done because I replaced the Sugino Triple crank for an Ultegra Double 53/39. Not to mention I just purchased bike tools the day before for $50!
As a kid, I canít remember riding a bike was that freaking expensive! My mom bought me a bike, and I donít think I ever invested anything on the bike and I was much harder on bikes back then (1978 Ė 83).