If only i bought everything at Performance and it was logged on my account.......
I remember a while back seeing over $10,000 at Newegg.com going back to 2005 when I learned how to build a computer.......
Assume nothing; Question everything
A bunch and I am sure I don't want to really know. I could pull receipts... Nah. I have not bought any complete bikes this year either, which for me is a good thing. I would be willing to wager my BIL paid more for a set of tires for his Porsche than I have spent on bicycles in the past 3 years and his tires only last a couple of years.
Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(
ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.
"Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"_Nicodemus
"Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred
Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"_krazygluon
Apparently I have gotten off easy. I bought a new Rans Stratus in 2008. I added a rear rack, and put a trunk pac on that I already owned. The first winter I upgraded to a Sram 7 RD for about $75. I also upgraded the seatback webbing to the new velcro strapping that hold the webbing much tighter. Since then I think I have bought 4 tires and one chain. The bike has about 12,000 miles on it. Other than that just the usual wintertime cleaing and regular maintence.
Granted I take super good care of this bike, and never have ridden in the wet. But as you can see I havent begin to spend anywhere near what some people have spent on their bikes. This has been one of the best bang for the buck purchases I have ever made.
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Just this week I've bought 3 saddles, pedals, nuts and bolts, grip tape, flashlight mounts, and possibly new tubes. I also have a folding bike needing attention and haven't spent a dime on it.
6 Bikes Still Fat
The current build appears to be settling at about 400... but bare in mind: 1 this builds frameset was a freebie and retails for near 400 itself, 2: The fork is being purchased used at less then half of what it originally retailed for as well..
This easily could have been 1000+ without labor, thank god I'm my bike mechanic.
Oh and this builds only been in the works for about 2-3 days now... with no plans of building another bike before that.
It never stops!
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
This year? I'd estimate about 1200$. I'm kind of amassing tools and learning a lot about repair though. The 6$ spoke wrench alone has probably saved me 80 bucks. Also re purposing an old trek 3700 as a townie.
I just bought a $100 cross fork for a $25 bike. I am going to continue to pour money into it too, until it's done, so there!
Barbossa: I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request. Means "no".
How much? Only one new bike this year, specialized enduro 29er. What is the price for peace of mind and low blood pressure. Gym membership=0. 2,000 bike commuter miles not driving? Bikes are cheap compared to cars. Depends how you value time and $. All those commuter hours not spent in the cage?
I have spent about 1000$ to buy my 2 bikes.I love to buy new things in every three months.
Looking in my garage this weekend as I was setting up my newest bike to go for a first extended ride it dawned on my this....I've purchased 5 bikes in the past 2 years. It is getting crowded in my garage and in my house it is a 3-car sized with only 2 vehicles (and a storage shed out back for stuff that is put away for the season like the snow blower currently).