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View Poll Results: How Much Did you Spend For Your Road Bike?
Less than $500 10 9.62%
Less than $1000 17 16.35%
Less than $2000 35 33.65%
Less than $3000 13 12.50%
Less than $4000 12 11.54%
Less than $5000 4 3.85%
Less than $6000 2 1.92%
Less than $7000 3 2.88%
Less than $8000 2 1.92%
More than $8000 - I'm So RICH!! 6 5.77%
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Old 03-06-08, 06:39 PM   #1
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How Much Did You Pay For Your Road Bike?

Like to get a poll of how much people have spent on their bikes...
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Old 03-06-08, 06:42 PM   #2
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Spent $570 on a $1200 bike. It was 3 years old and the manager wanted it out of the shop.
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Like to get a poll of how much people have spent on their bikes...
When they bought it, or after all the modifications? That is a very important distinction.
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Old 03-06-08, 07:46 PM   #4
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I've pieced together almost all of my bikes and frequently carry old parts over to the next build, so I'm not sure exactly how much I spent on them total. I'm not sure if I want to add it all up either.
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Old 03-06-08, 07:58 PM   #5
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Well I'm inbetween road bikes right now, but my litespeed cost me about $1,750.00, so technically it falls into about seven of the categories.
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Old 03-06-08, 08:18 PM   #6
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My S-WORKS was on sale when I got it. $3,600 from $5,600
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Old 03-06-08, 08:24 PM   #7
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My Cannondale was $1700 otd when it was on sale at REI. I was looking at road bikes for a few weeks, but was balking at the high price tags ($700+). I'm not sure how I ended up getting the C'dale. I think it was after comparing the MSRP at the LBS and REI's 15% off sales price.
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Old 03-06-08, 08:29 PM   #8
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That's like asking a man how many cattle he has.
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$3500: Kuota Kharma w/Ultegra

Of course, that doesn't count all the extras
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How much did I spend on my road bikes?

A: I have absolutely no idea.
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Cashed in stock options to pay for mine.
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Old 03-06-08, 09:04 PM   #12
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$3500 for a bike that comes with ultegra should be illegal.
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Old 03-06-08, 09:14 PM   #13
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His $1,000 out the door
Hers $2100 out the door


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Old 03-06-08, 09:20 PM   #14
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My current LeMond (a Poprad) ran right around $1600. My Mercier was around... I dunno, whatever the Kilo TT is going for on bikesdirect.com. My DEAN was an upgrade of a Trek 1000 that was upgraded, so I have no idea.
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Old 03-06-08, 09:42 PM   #15
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$40 for the C'dale R400 frame (downtube shifters), thanks Craigslist. Still using my Mavic ModE rims/Miche hub setup from my early 80's college days. $15 for the Sella Italia Gel seat.

Oh and a free front wheel (Campy hub, Matrix aero rim) from my buddy, Sky!

Can anyone beat that cheapness?
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Just over $2,000, which is technically less than $3,000.
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Old 03-06-08, 10:43 PM   #17
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$15 Craiglist. 83 Nishiki Sport all original, Added two $10 tires.
Today I rode with a group that had $5,000 custom bikes.
48 miles, stayed with them.
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I spent about 4K

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And this one was around (maybe a little over) 3K with R-SYS wheels (pictured with Reynolds)

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Old 03-06-08, 11:21 PM   #20
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$1200 out the door and a little grief from the Mrs.'s. Glad thats over. If I had to do it over probably around $2500 and lots of short time grief.
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A little over a thousand plus some bits from my crashed steel steed, so that's "under $2000"

It's not about the bike it's about the MOTOR!
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$1200 for my Bianchi w/ Ult/105 mix
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Probably about 4200 all in for mine w/ reynolds DV46 with a powertap not pictured
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$1200 out the door and a little grief from the Mrs.'s. Glad thats over. If I had to do it over probably around $2500 and lots of short time grief.
Haha. I told my wife I probably would have been better off if I took the credit card down to a shop and bought my dream bike for one good round of complaints than all the complaints from her every time I upgrade a part that I cheaped out on trying to appease her in the first place.

Oh yeah, and this poll should be useful if I want to negotiate a budget next time... if the thread is still here in 50 years.
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Old 03-07-08, 02:11 AM   #25
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Are those figures in american dollars, or the new american peso?
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