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    How much did you spend on your ssfg?

    i'm new to to all this, and i'm thinking of putting together my own ss bike using a Leader 720tr frame. just wondering how much the rest of the components will cost. I know i can go cheap, and i know i can go uber expensive, but on average, how much did you spend on components for your bike? Or.. if you bought a ready made one, how much did you spend?

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    My build isn't anything spectacular (mostly stock) and I spent a lot more than I'd wanted. All in all around $1000 CAD I think.

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    umm about 25 quid.
    and it rides a dream
    and its not from a tip.

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    drive train was ~225, pedals ~50, wheelset including tubes/tires ~250, seatpost/saddle ~100, headset/stem/handlebars ~80, brake ~30, fork ~80.

    815 for everything except the frame

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    Too damn much.

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    my motomess cost teh $350 shipped. $100 for eggbeaters and shoes.

    my beater cost me $2. came with a flipflop hub. cranks, chainring gear, and rear cog and lock ring for like $65.

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    Bianchi San Jose - stock bike - ~$580

    1969 Raleigh Sprite conversion - ~$800

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    My SS was about $288 or so. Buy an old road bike and re-space the cassette, it is the best way to go. These generic "Single-speed specific" frames are just the cycling companies cashing in on people who don't know anything. For fixed, just scour eBay for something used and cheap.


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    i spent a cumulative 1800 on my work bike

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    I'd say maybe in the range of $450-$480 for complete bike and some swaps.

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    My Fuji Conversion (not finished fully) around 600 at the moment. I regret every penny. I could have bought the bike of my dreams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    My SS was about $288 or so. Buy an old road bike and re-space the cassette, it is the best way to go. These generic "Single-speed specific" frames are just the cycling companies cashing in on people who don't know anything. For fixed, just scour eBay for something used and cheap.

    Looks nice js! What frame is it?

    Oh, and my current single speed cost $12 and a old BMX freewheel I found in the bottom of the box. Correction: $17. I sprung for some short chainring bolts.

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    So, quit while you are ahead....sell the frame/fork for $100 and use the parts on a track frame. Get a BikeIsland frame for $110, it is going to be way better than a Fuji, unless it is a top of the line FUji....

    Throwing good money after bad is not fun.

    ediy: that is a Colnago Sport frame I bought on CL a few years ago. It was made in Mexico for Colnago....but it is a great frame nonetheless.

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    $300. Frame off craigslist and $250 on parts.
    ...blades don't need reloading.

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    I spent a ton on my first conversion, definitely more than I should have - I didn't really know what I was doing. I should have been more patient and learned more before I delved in. That said, I still really like that conversion and it is still my daily ride.

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    +900 building off a Pake frameset.

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    Damn, I've spent way more than anybody has listed. I have 3 bikes and am considering a 4th soon. Its what I like to do with my "disposable income". I spend money trying new stuff like saddles, stems, tires, and bars (often monthly). Oh well.
    Last edited by Ride Among Us; 08-14-08 at 09:53 PM.

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    My pista concept ran me about 1900

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    I started with a bare frame. The rest of the bike is made of solid but not fancy parts and cost $800 (not including the frame).

    It was about twice as much as I had budgeted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Rad View Post
    I started with a bare frame. The rest of the bike is made of solid but not fancy parts and cost $800 (not including the frame).

    It was about twice as much as I had budgeted.
    funny how things always end up that way

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    Found my stock '08 Pista on Ebay for $465 shipped. I've since replaced the pedals, handlebars, stem, cog, lockring, and saddle for an additional ~$200.

    My first fixie was an old Concord that I converted. Probably spent around $200-$250 total, but probably could have done with half that.

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    Wheels alone on the Iro were $750, $110 for drive chain, $300 for frameset with HS, free saddle...yea a lot.
    If you intend on using your bike for its purpose then don't get too caught up on how much you spend (assuming it's all for a purpose). You buy crappy parts, you get crappy performance.

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    My San Jose came out to about the stock price after some upgrades.

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    My conversion costs

    150-geared bike
    110 rear wheel
    60 for cranks and chainring
    25 for bb
    15 for chain
    10 for rear cog
    5 for the lock ring
    50 for new stem setup

    Which ends up being somewhere around 425 without the pedals for a much cooler bike than some comparable prebuilt bike. I am expecting to have to drop around 500 or so total.

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    Mmm, the new one was $240 for frame and wheels. $90 for the fork, $100 for crank/cog/lockring, $25 headset, $20 chain, $20 bars/stem, $60 saddle, $20 seatpost, $30 tires, $10 tubes, $20 front brake.

    The beater, $220 rear wheel, $40 crank/b.b, $20 front wheel, $45 cog/ring, $ 20 post, rest was free or extras I had.
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