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How Much $ Do You Have In Your "Bargain" Bike?

Old 10-28-17, 11:38 AM
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Including the initial purchase price in '90, I have about $1400usd in my Schwinn Crosscut Frankenbike...which makes my MTB the current bargain bike at <$800 including initial purchase price new. So, I have more money in each of my three bikes than I did in my first two cars combined...LOL.
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Old 10-28-17, 11:52 AM
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Looks like there is quite a spread from minor repairs to total modification, which is probably fairly normal for cycling enthusiasts. It also looks like I'm not alone in my need to tweak my bikes.

While I certainly do find enjoyment out of modifying them, sometimes I can't help but wonder if it's not best to leave well enough alone.
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Old 10-28-17, 01:32 PM
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My latest build:

$10 for a 1985 Schwinn Traveler
$15 each for tires
$10 chain
$5 tubes

... $0.50 innertube patch.

The rest of the parts were from my bin, which probably means I paid for some of them at some point, but too long ago to remember how much.

I definitely enjoy tweaking a bike, but after a certain point, I switch to a mode where I'm trying to see how long I can ride it without any changes.

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Old 10-28-17, 01:57 PM
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I've kept track for the past 12 years. I spend about a nickel/mile (tubes, tires, chains, lube, gloves, wires...), ~$250 annually, which means $3K over 12 years. I paid $500 for the bicycle (new) 20 years ago (about $5K). That's with cheap parts and all my own labor. Continuing costs have swamped purchase price, at least for a bike that I ride a lot. One parked at a vacation house for occasional use would be different.
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