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View Poll Results: What is your 2008 cycling budget?
Less than $100
11.63%
$100-300
11.63%
$300-600
6.98%
$600-1,000
4.65%
$1,000-1,500
6.98%
$1,500-3,000
23.26%
$3,000-5,000
11.63%
$5,000-7,000
11.63%
$7,000-10,000
0
0%
More than $10,000
11.63%
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What is your 2008 cycling budget?

Old 03-03-08, 07:25 AM
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What is your 2008 cycling budget?

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How much do you expect to spend for cycling in 2008?

Break it down: Bikes, upgrades, accessories, clothing, entry/license fees, sports drinks/gels, cycling-specific travel/hotel expenses, etc.
Does NOT include hospital bills - no more crashes allowed for 2008!
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Budget? What's that?
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Budget? What's that?
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I can't vote as I never budget for anything let alone cycling.
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Originally Posted by merider1
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I can't vote as I never budget for anything let alone cycling.
Yeah. What she said.
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I voted on what I think I will spend.
If I were to properly budget, I would say 0 except for some entry fees. I have quite an inventory (over 20 new tires, probably 6 chains, 4 cassettes, shifters, cranks, etc.)
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$100 - accessories; $200 entry fees. Maybe $100 on Gatorade & bars.

I'm making this an inexpensive year. No new bike and I have plenty of spare equipment.

The only thing that might throw it off is if I take another cycling vacation - in which case, I count that as "vacation" expense.
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Shockingly, I checked and found I spend over $3500 on cycling related stuff last year. Buying little parts and tools adds up.
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Originally Posted by Happytime
Queston of the Day (Monday)

How much do you expect to spend for cycling in 2008?

Break it down: Bikes, upgrades, accessories, clothing, entry/license fees, sports drinks/gels, cycling-specific travel/hotel expenses, etc.
Does NOT include hospital bills - no more crashes allowed for 2008!

Hmmm, it's funny that you and I voted the same...
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Hmmm, it's funny that you and I voted the same...
Yeah...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...


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Originally Posted by jpconrad
Hmmm, it's funny that you and I voted the same...
My money is on you John, actually staying within that budget. Joy is almost there after 2 months. I'd say she makes it until June.
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Originally Posted by thomson
My money is on you John, actually staying within that budget. Joy is almost there after 2 months. I'd say she makes it until June.


I think we should have another poll in a few months that asks if everyone has kept within his/her budget.
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Originally Posted by thomson
I'd say she makes it until June.

No, I have a moratorium on new bikes after this last one. Unless I find a track bike that fits.

Oh wait... I forgot to factor in wheelsets. Oops.



Crap.
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Originally Posted by thomson
My money is on you John, actually staying within that budget. Joy is almost there after 2 months. I'd say she makes it until June.
Yeah, if/when my tt bike comes it I'll be there, too.
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Ok, I get it now, the budgets are OK, as long as 2008 ends in June.
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Originally Posted by thomson
Ok, I get it now, the budgets are OK, as long as 2008 ends in June.
It's kind of like dog years and having a budget for one dog year.
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Originally Posted by thomson
Ok, I get it now, the budgets are OK, as long as 2008 ends in June.
Sounds reasonable. Oh wait, the clocks change soon. Does that matter?
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You budget for bike expenses? Do you schedule your mental breakdowns too?
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Originally Posted by Happytime
Sounds reasonable. Oh wait, the clocks change soon. Does that matter?
If your budget is seasonal, perhaps.

You should change the title of this poll...seriously. It should be quarterly.
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Originally Posted by Indolent58
You budget for bike expenses? Do you schedule your mental breakdowns too?

Bad mood today, Danny?....what, no budget for 2008? Were you cut off?
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Originally Posted by Indolent58
Do you schedule your mental breakdowns too?


No, but it's odd how they occur precisely at the moment you log on.
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Is that a BF Fiscal Year?
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Originally Posted by merider1
Bad mood today, Danny?....what, no budget for 2008? Were you cut off?
No. Check the poll. I plan to spend over $10,000.

I also plan to be the Queen of France.
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No. Check the poll. I plan to spend over $10,000.

I also plan to be the Queen of France.
I think being Queen of France is obtainable.
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Um, i've already spent around $700-800 for the Casseroll parts (still have yet to get wheels), then there's the Iro Rob Roy to build up (which is probably going to be another $500-800), and i'm also planning on getting some wheel covers to make a "disc" wheel for triathlons and a rear HED3 wheel.

I'm also thinking of getting a titanium TT/triathlon frame from Soul Bike or TitanFlex, but if i did pick up the frame this year, i'd wait until next year to build it up.
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I normally don't budget for these things. If I think I've spent a lot, then I'll tighten up.

Hmm, come to think of it, this year I've already spend quite a bit on a skewer and a handlebar...
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