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Old 01-20-11, 04:28 PM   #1
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How much have you spent on your SSFG bikes?

I'm stuck inside today with a really bad head cold and the windchill outside is well before freezing, so to kill time I've set up a spreadsheet to estimate how much I've spent on my SSFG bikes. Over the last year and a half I've bought 3 complete SSFG bikes, done a conversion on one old 10-speed, and built two bikes from the frame up. I've added up the initial cost and the cost of all newly purchased parts, including accessories such as fenders, racks, lights etc. I've not included existing parts I had in stock or which were swapped out from other bikes. Some items I've estimated from memory, as I don't have any receipts, such as many eBay auction items. I'm sure I've forgotten some small items, so I've rounded the cost up accordingly. All parts costs include shipping and / or sales tax as applicable. The costs from the lowest to the highest are as follows:

Mercier 100 SS conversion: $220
VISP TRX790 FG: $525
Salsa Casseroll SS: $775
Motobecane Messenger FG: $810
Leader 721tr FG: $850
Mercier Kilo WT FG: $990

All of these bikes are pretty much in their final stage of modification or development.

Anyways, just thought it might be interesting to see what the initial and final outlays have been.
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Old 01-20-11, 04:41 PM   #2
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Jamis Sputnik - 745.

I could have bought a new one cheaper then I got my frame. But I think 2007 was a great year for the frame.
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Old 01-20-11, 04:52 PM   #3
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Schwinn Sports Tourer, FG (retired), SS (polo) - $250
S-Works E5, SS (retired, currently geared) - $800

Trek 2200, FG - $0
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Old 01-20-11, 05:09 PM   #4
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Motobecane Track - $400 (rough estimate)
TET Track - $580

Most/all of the upgraded parts on the Motobecane went straight to the TET, so you could look at the Motobecane as $300 and the TET as $680 if that makes you feel better.
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Old 01-20-11, 05:36 PM   #5
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Mercier Kilo TT- $ 800 est.
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Old 01-20-11, 05:47 PM   #6
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Old 01-20-11, 06:31 PM   #7
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For my Kilo TT, about 570 + original cost.
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Old 01-20-11, 07:12 PM   #8
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~$600 on my Tommaso
~$300 on my Peugeot UO8
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TejanoTrackie - Just out of curiosity, what components do you have on your Kilo WT that totals it to almost 1k?
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TejanoTrackie - Just out of curiosity, what components do you have on your Kilo WT that totals it to almost 1k?
+1 i've never even seen that bike TT
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sputnik frame, woundup fork, volos wheels, campy carbon cranks, etc. most lightly used. ~$1k
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I don't really keep track of stuff like that. the numbers only gonna grow though. ;-)
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Old 01-20-11, 08:14 PM   #14
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@Thirteen and Evil. It's a combination of some $100+ components like the Brooks Team Pro saddle and a lot of accessories like fenders, rack, computer, seat bag, BeerNuts wrench etc. It all adds up quickly. I've changed the bars, bar tape, stem, seatpost (VO Grand Cru), cog, lockring, Surly Tugnut, brake levers (compact) and tires ($70 for Pasela TG folding). Also, I had to pay sales tax because I live in Texas, and bd is in Houston.
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Old 01-20-11, 08:22 PM   #15
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-Schwinn Sprint conversion: $240. Velocity Aeros, nothing special and kept some old (heavy) parts. Commuter/beater bike.
-Motobecane Jury: $724 and counting. Still need crankset, tubes, brake, seatpost, grips, bottom bracket and saddle. Probably close to $1,000 when it's done.
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I've put about $525 total into my Pake track. Worth it though.
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Old 01-20-11, 09:04 PM   #17
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Current bike that is just a stem away from complete... like 350 or so.

Masi was $1100

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930: $160 I had a bunch of parts laying around $60 for the 930 and $100 for the dura ace hub laced to mavic reflex rim.
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When totaling up eveything I only spent about 350.00 on my Fuji Del-Rey conversion. The biggest expenses were the bottom bracket, wheelset, chainring, brakeset, tires and pedals. All new. Had the frame sandblasted and powdercoated for 75.00. Got lucky there as the painter was doing an order for a gazillion parts and he slipped my frameset in as a favor. He even managed to save the chrome tips. Everything else I had either stock or in my parts bin.

Got my eye on a Kilo S3X, though for this year. Got a couple of 18% hills around here. 48x16 is just a little too tough to do w/o switchbacks. I like the idea of having some gearage to go w/fg.
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530$ for my Langster. I refuse to buy anything for it until something breaks on it or just has to be replaced. Its been almost 3 years now so I feel ive gotten a good return on investment here.
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I have my current #1 ride insured for the $3100 I actually paid out of pocket.

I got a very good deal on the frame during the worst of the "economic downturn;" I moved the Phil bottom bracket and King headset from an older bike; and so I doubt if I could rebuild it for that amount if something happened to it.

I have some pictures of it but I don't know how to post them here.
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Old 01-20-11, 11:44 PM   #22
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Hard to say...

Frame + discarded junk- $300
Saddle- $60
Stem- $25 ($100 discount heyoooohhhhh)
Bar ends- $20
Chain- $10

Everything else came off another bike I wrecked.
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Old 01-20-11, 11:47 PM   #23
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530$ for my Langster. I refuse to buy anything for it until something breaks on it or just has to be replaced. Its been almost 3 years now so I feel ive gotten a good return on investment here.
yeah your investment has probably been returned multiple times, as you have never felt the need to change anything out. how about brake pads, tires? anyways, you show restraint i lack.

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I have my current #1 ride insured for the $3100 I actually paid out of pocket.

I got a very good deal on the frame during the worst of the "economic downturn;" I moved the Phil bottom bracket and King headset from an older bike; and so I doubt if I could rebuild it for that amount if something happened to it.

I have some pictures of it but I don't know how to post them here.
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My 1955 Raleigh Lenton came to me complete and original for $100.00... I wrapped the bars with leather ($20.00), swapped the saddle for an old Wrights W3N (free), and added Bluemel fenders ($30.00) which brought the total up to $150.00.

The 1973 Gran Sport was a $10.00 thrift store find that I built up with spares from my shop and I did build a new back wheel for it... have no idea what it is worth as one might have to factor in the 25-30 hours of work that went into the decoupage and the intense cleaning and polishing of the shiny bits.





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Hard to say because my crank, saddle and bars/stem all came from other bikes or were given to me.

I spent $500 on the frame and $400 on the wheels, though.
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