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    Never add up how much you've spent on your bike.

    You might figure out that you've spent $1800 on your $800 bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notfred
    You might figure out that you've spent $1800 on your $800 bike!
    I know for a fact that I've put over a G into a bike that I paid a bit more than $950 for. The good news is that most of the parts that came off that bike went to upgrade another of my bikes so It was money well spent

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    I bought my Hardrock for £400 and put £800 of upgrades into it.... i dont consider it a waste of parts on such a low end frame because i love the way my hardrock frame rides, i wish i had upgraded the fork rather than all my XT kit though!

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    yea i know i adding up and decided to stop counting at 1500
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    I have spent about 5600$cdn on all three bikes at this point. My Kona Roast being the most expensive (initial cost was high)

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    It cost more than the bighit?

    I spend $400 originally, then about $350 worth of stuff for the bike after.

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    Over the years ya. Right now with the z150, new in 2002 it would have cost me like 2500$ (bikes were more then with less stuff)

    The bighit cost me 1900$ - upgrades of about 600$...so I guess they are about the same.

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    And here I am wondering if $300 for a new BMX bike is worth it

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    I remember just one day at the LBS. They were ringing me up, and I asked if they could tell me just how much I have spent there. I saw the amount on the screen, but what got burnt into my memmory was $Yipes. Then I quickly justified it... amount of riding I do and the number of bikes I have/gone through. They then showed me the breakdown... since then I have tripled my maintenace.

    I still think of it as a badge of honor. Money spent well on something that has been very useful... not to mention rewarding and FUN.

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    First of all, if the money spent actually improves your bike, it was worth it. Second, if spending money on a bike makes you get out and ride it more, then it's a great investment. Think of all the other things you could be wasting money on!

    It's not like those idiots I see who take a $4000 piece-of-junk Honda Civic, add $10,000 worth of wheels, tires, exhaust system, spoilers, ground effects, and ridiculous paint only to end up with a $14,000 piece-of-junk Honda Civic that makes more noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    And here I am wondering if $300 for a new BMX bike is worth it
    I buy everythingon closeout and make sure I have money saved. If I see something I want I buy it. Only thing left for me is either a trail dually like the preston or a road bike

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    No doubt. I did it for my "cheap SS beater" and found out that I spent $400 on it when all was said and done. Hmm that wasn't cheap.
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    Well, it's not like we're blowing our hard earned money on beer or something.... OK wait a second, we're not buying prostitutes with it, there....
    Life's Short, Enjoy it !!!! ‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›
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    I have gotten up to $2G then called it quits...

    Man, and I still want to make DJ/FR/Urban bike...

    Oh well, like Killer B said, atleast we ain't buyin' hookers right?...

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    ITs better than spending it on cable TV and things of the like, at least biking is good for you.
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    I probably have $5k+ sunk into my bike but that's over a period of three years and that includes a replacement frame. At this point, there is literally nothing factory on my frame except the shock.
    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Albert Einstein

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    I only tally up totals for bike parts I SELL -- makes me look like a hero when justifying expenses to the boss lady.

    For purchases, approximate ballpark rough estimates rounded down are good enough, and parts that cost less than $40 or are less than 25% retail might not get counted!

    Hell, with that kind of accounting, I impress myself sometimes.

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    LOL thats like me

    what I say "hey, I need this (insert wildly expensive part here)!!!!!"

    my mom "What is that? It looks like a can opener, why is it so expensive?"

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    Well with me often times i replace stuff for the sake of it. BUt i sell off waht i have to make money for the new. I like trying new stuff out
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    you all got me thinking about this....

    Well, my first "real" mnt bike cost me $400 (in 1992 - the Trek) and I later added over $800 in wheels and another $150ish in my Gripshifts. So, $950 worth of upgrades on a $400 bike. Kinda of dumb....? Nope, I moved them over to the '95 Attitude. The Trek is back to stock and the Attitude has over $5000 in it.

    It's a good money-pit by my estimations and I still have it after 10 years!
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    Or $250 on a $10 bike!
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    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    I spent $30 on a $0 bike.. then decided it was a pos after all, and the new tires, tubes and chain weren't worth putting on it.

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    $4,780.00 on my bike.
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    That can't be parts that are currently on it at once... right?

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    I think I'm into my bike for a total of about $1700. It's a hardtail, though, and I have a friend who owns a bike shop shop

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