£400 for bike (was on closeout and down from £530). £20 saddle, £80 seatpost, £190 pair of wheels times 3 sets of those. Fd+Rd upgrades only when the previous item breaks and even then i buy similar quality stuff as to waht my bike originally had (Tiagra-ish level). I tend to go thru front lights a stupid amount so have had a new light every year (for 6 years). Fenders.
So about £1700 plus consumables, over 6 years. Or, if I wanted to replace the bike today, it'd cost £1200 (that assuming I buy only one wheelset). Some money on tools, and a bunch of money on clothes.
1992 Peugeot mtb, gone
2006 Specialized Allez
2008 Specialized HotWalk, son's bike
2009 Specialized Tricross, gone
2010 Ridgeback Honey, daughter's bike
2012 Islabikes Beinn, daughter's 2nd bike
2012 Focus Mares
2012 Cannondale SuperSix
2011 Felt F75 $1258, 2009 NOS Mavic Ksyreium Elites $430, Fizik Kurve Saddle $293, upgraded to Vittoria Corsa Evo CX tires $140, Felt Carbon bars and new Lizard skin tape $125 and new 105 pedals $70. My wife should have let me Get the F5, I told her I would not upgrade it. Said nothing about the F75 staying stock.
2011 Felt F75
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
My bike is a rotating cast of parts, wheels, saddles, tape etc. I look at it as a "cost per year" number. I think I spend probably $500-$1,000 a year on bike schwag (including clothes and tools). Sometimes more, sometimes less. I bought a new frame, cockpit and training wheels this year, so... more this year.
hmm, current "nice" bike is a 2010 trek 2.1 which was 1300.
upgraded wheels and tires 400.
stem (deda zero), bars (performance), seat post (thomson). 140 from craigslist and performance.
saddle (concor light), 100 bucks.
brakes (105) 90 bucks.
pedals (speedplay x2), 50, from craigslist.
various doodads (carbon spacers, top cap, tape, cages) 90 bucks.
geez, thats an additional 870 bucks.
so, thats a bit over 2000 bucks. im satisfied with my purchases as each component is exactly what i wanted. there aren't too many 2000 dollar bikes that i would be completely satisfied with right out the door. there are a few (fuji altamira 3.0 is on the radar) but i like my bike.
Last edited by pdxtex; 03-12-12 at 04:24 PM.
Of all my bikes, nothing is stock; hell, I never bought a stock bike to begin with. They all came in in all manners of boxes, big and small.
We have about $17k into our year-old tandem. Purchase was 12k out the door, then we added two power meters for another 4k, and a second set of wheels for another k (we broke a rear, and didn't like being wheel-less while it was being repaired). There's another k in Garmins, and I'm hoping to drop another k on a pair of CycleOps Joule cyclocomputers soon.
Hmm. I thought the object was to build your bike stable, sell off parts and refurbished bikes so that you are always in the black.
2011 Specialized Roubaix Elite - 1600 - initial purchase
one week later....
Added Mavic Ksyrium SR's 1200
Shimano 105 Pedals - 58
Tires - 120
SRAM Force Cassette - 100
2011 Specialized Roubaix Elite SL2 with Mavic Ksyrium SRs
Train to Eat, Eat to Live, Live to Train
We're just not going there.... move along....
Lol'ing at the "sneaking around" married crowd. I used to do that with paintball markers. The wife got a bit suspicious when I had over 20 of them, just for me.
I have been somewhat surprised by the cost of a decent set of tires. I was gifted the first set of road tires some years back, so I really didn't know what they cost. Looking at some Conti four seasons on the advice of one of the mechs at the shop...until I found out the price of them...hell just the Gators are in the $70 each range. I don't even want to think about what I have in when I include my clothing, lighting, etc. that is why I limited my computation.
One Foot Less
It's a never ending effort. My oldest bike, which gets used mostly when I go on vacation, is a steel bike originally with Ultegra. Over the years I switched out the fork to a CF steerer, got rid of the quill stem, changed the bars, seatpost, saddle, upgraded to D/A, changed the wheels, etc...The only thing original is the frame.
You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.
Can you really put a price on this much fun?
Likely more than a reasonable person probably would spend on a bike. That said, I am sure when the next cool trinket is released, the sum total of my cycling expenditure will increase yet again.
I always laugh at all the hiding-one's-purchases-from-the-wife maneuvers these posts bring about. Kind of makes me wonder, if you have to hide the things you love from your wife, perhaps you've married the wrong woman.. But, that's just me talking..
People ask how much I spent on my bike and I tell them it's not the cost of the bike that's scary, it's the "other stuff" that gets expensive. I immediately start with the bike doesn't come with pedals ($100) and you need shoes for said pedals ($100) and that's when they start really getting excited. Then you tell him about the helmet, 3 pairs of $100 shorts, 7 jerseys and so on. Then you mention that's only to ride in the summer and to tack on another $500 for a quality winter jacket, better tires for the winter (who wants to change a flat in the cold). If they're still on board I mention I have 5 pairs of gloves to get me from 20ish degrees to half finger gloves. Then I make myself sick thinking how much spent but quickly realize I'm 30 pounds skinnier and no longer miserable with my life.
Iron Horse Team (Mountain)
Is it a bad thing that each of my bikes cost more than my car??