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    Sophomoric Member Roody's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Thanks

    But to be honest, between the two of us over all the years we've been cycling (for me, it's been 23 years), we've dropped a tremendous amount of money on bicycles, bicycle equipment, bicycle activities, and things related to bicycles. It's what we enjoy doing, so we spend less in areas that don't matter as much to us.
    Even so, I know people who spend more on bike and gear for Saturday rides than you spend on equipment that takes you across continents.


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    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.......
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    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.

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    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.
    Last edited by rydabent; 09-26-13 at 07:36 AM.

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    How much money...

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    Just this week I've bought 3 saddles...
    3 Saddles? How many @$$e$ do you have??

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    Just this week I've bought 3 saddles...
    3 Saddles? How many @$$e$ do you have??

    I am a Clydesdale after all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by plustax View Post
    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.
    The tools part is so annoying! Even after buying a toolset from Nashbar it still doesn't have a lot of things I'd need!
    6 Bikes Still Fat

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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number400 View Post
    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!
    I did that with my Marin Nail trail frame, the fork was more than the bike so were the components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonygeo View Post
    The tools part is so annoying! Even after buying a toolset from Nashbar it still doesn't have a lot of things I'd need!
    I just spent $80 on special cannondale tools to remove my crankset/chainrings. I think I'll plan on removing them weekly just so the part is somewhat worth the money.
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    I was doing good until recently when I had to fork out for 3 tires.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    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?

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    I have spent about 1000$ to buy my 2 bikes.I love to buy new things in every three months.

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    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).

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