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    How much do you have into your FG?

    I know this varies a lot from person to person, budget to budget, and so on a so fourth. But, I seem to always put more money into my conversion than intended. I mean, I know this is typically the case, but what about you guy? I usually get powder coat done and the whole 9, but I typically go for a budget-minded build. Post some pictures and if you please, a price list and parts list.

    I'll get mine up whenever my build is done haha.

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    When i bought my IRO complete that was about 550. I know i have at least a grand in it now, if you count things like new tubes, tires, bar tape, etc.

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    A little more than a grand or so.

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    i had a list when i was building it. this list doesn't include stuff like handlebars and wheels i already had.

    Bob Jackson Vigorelli $550

    Campagnolo Record Threaded Headset 1" $70

    Campagnolo Record Pista Bottom Bracket 68x111mm $100

    Campagnolo Record Pista Crankset 165mm $330

    Thomson Elite 27.2 Seatpost $80

    Nitto Pearl Stem 100mm 26.0mm clamp $70

    Selle San Marco Concor $100

    Toshi Double Strap $100

    MKS GR - 9 $30

    Continental Gatorskin 700x23c $50
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    $500
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    05 Felt TK2 Complete 400
    Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow 100
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    Sold Stock SG75s -260
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    Total 592

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    lol, lets measure e-peens.

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    Started with $350 for my Kilo TT, $50 for a pair of Vittoria Rubino Pros, $40 for new pedals and toe clips, $30 for a new saddle, and $40 for bullhorns. So roughly $510 or so since i rounded these figures off.

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    ive put in about $200 for two sets of bars, gatorskins, pedals/clips/double straps, thomson stem, seatpost, and some tools.
    Don't upgrade, ride up grades.
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    I listed this as "replacement cost" because some parts I had or stole from my other bikes.

    Motobecane Messenger- $350
    Carbon seatpost - $50
    Saddle - $40
    Grip tape - $10
    SRAM-S7 hub and shifter - $100ish
    above hub built into a wheel - $70ish
    Custom bar end grip shifter mount - $Priceless
    IRO 18t cog - $22
    Tires - $60
    and some other stuff I probably forgot...

    Here's a picture I took on a ride yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    SRAM-S7 hub and shifter - $100ish
    above hub built into a wheel - $70ish
    i saw the picture first and, when i saw the cable on the downtube, ... cool

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    I have about 1200 into my surly steamroller.

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    Around $550

    For my Kilo TT built from the frame up. Probably way more than was necessary, I definitely did not always find the best deal for stuff. Also building up my own wheels did not save me nearly as much as I thought. At least they haven't exploded in 1000+ miles.

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    Not too much, $350 for new wheels, $40 tires, $25 handlebars, $60 saddle, and ~$100 in small things like tubes and labour at the bike shop.
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    current ride
    $500 bucks pictures in the pics thread
    old bikes $2500 & $2000
    I found I liked the high end ride but didn't like the paranoia that comes with locking up a bike that costs 2 months pay outside
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    too much. mostly on replacing things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happytruck View Post
    i saw the picture first and, when i saw the cable on the downtube, ... cool
    Rides nice, I'm quite happy with it. I'd like to replace it with a San Jos8 style San Jose w/ a Nexus 8 speed. Maybe some day....

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    se lager $220
    stem $20
    anodized veeps/dillo tires $free!
    cf fork $20
    total: $260

    nice, cheap, reliable. i wouldn't have even bought a different stem except the stock POS stem f'ed on me. i also have griptape and a saddle i have yet to put on it, and together those were $40.

    i'm only happy when i'm riding my bike

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    wow shorter cranks arms or smaller frame pick one i am leaning towards smaller frame
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    ive put around 500 into my nishiki conversion best money ever spent imo

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    Wow lots of replies and it seems if most people have around $500-$600 into their conversions. I am noticing a lot of "newer" frames and such however. I usually find older frames (ex. Nishiki's, Schwinn's, Peogeot's) and take them into PC along with a list of new parts. I do all the labor my self so that saves a ton of money. I usually try to re-use the vintage/stock stuff like headset, maybe bars, stem, and if I am lucky, the BB and crank set. I find that people like the vintage stuff as long as the chain line is good and the frame and wheel set look nice. I am going to have around 6-bills into my Peugoet conversion when I am done. I'll be sure to post when I get it done...just waiting on parts! More pictures guys/gals!!

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    I bought a bike with the intention of getting something that didn't need to be upgraded right off the bat. So I got my MASI Speciale Fixed and the only things I replaced were

    Stem - 20 bucks
    Handlebars (switched out for some ergo drops) - 40 bucks
    Selle San Marco Regal - 200 bucks

    and I added a clipless system. The rest is still going strong and hopefully will continue to do so into next season.
    Rich

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    Ebay road bike - ~$100
    Vuelta wheel set from Bike Island - $120 (maybe $100)
    Surly Cog - $20 (don't really remember)
    Surly Lockring - $10 (don't really remember)
    Rocket ring 44t - $25
    KMC chain - $15
    Nashbar bullhorns - $15
    ebay bar-end Brake lever - $10 (reused cable and brake)
    ebay bar tape - $5

    Total ~$320

    I didn't include the eggbeater pedals or brooks saddle that get shared with my other bike.

    I wish I'd just bought a new low-end track bike, but this one is comfy... plenty of 70mi rides on it. But, not allowed on the local velodrome, and in the end... I still have a 25-30 year old bike with moderate components.

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    No lugs, no care.

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    I have two conversions i spent about 800 on each, I just finished building my first ever track bike, which cost me about 1700. I spent months building the converstions, and almost a year with the track bike. I like to look at them as assets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retem View Post
    wow shorter cranks arms or smaller frame pick one i am leaning towards smaller frame
    you talkin' to me?
    i'm only happy when i'm riding my bike

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