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post #31 of 244

Re: How much does your bike cost?

04 Cannondale R1000: $1800.00 and worth every penny
Trek 850: Dad gave it to me but I've dumped about $300 at it
Next 24: $60.00 Wal-Mart Clearance bought it to beat it, full suspension,
al frame, took it to the mountains and was amazed.
Dyno Detour: The only bike that hasn't costed me a dime (Santa brought it)
it did however cost me a broken arm when I was 16
post #32 of 244

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Originally Posted by Cruzzer08
04 Cannondale R1000: $1800.00 and worth every penny
Trek 850: Dad gave it to me but I've dumped about $300 at it
Next 24: $60.00 Wal-Mart Clearance bought it to beat it, full suspension,
al frame, took it to the mountains and was amazed.
Dyno Detour: The only bike that hasn't costed me a dime (Santa brought it)
it did however cost me a broken arm when I was 16
Cheapie $A850 Specialized Hardrock Sport...Intend to get a better ride soon...
post #33 of 244

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I just got into the sport several months ago. I did a lot of research online and ended up purchasing a Scattante R550 from Supergo.com. It was $699 and came with an aero frame and 105 components. So far its been great (but i have nothing to compare it to).
post #34 of 244

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About $50. I'm riding a CCM Capri that I found in the park across the street from my house. A little bit of elbow grease, and some new cables and tires, and it runs smoothly. Just took it out for a 100 km ride this morning. No complaints, looks cool, fun to ride.

I put about $1000 into my mountain bike. Also very fun to ride.
post #35 of 244

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"A mint condition 1970s silver Sekai Sprint 1000"



Hehe, I bought a 1978 dark blue (or so the receipt claims!) Sekai Sprint 1000 for $2.50 at a garage sale. Wheels were a bit out of whack, brakes needed some work, and the bar's original bar tape is floundering! Took her in for a $40 tune-up and she came out worse than before - so I put some work into her and she rides like an old station wagon Broken down crap, but you have to love it.



btw, the retail on it in '78 was 180ish retail and 145ish on sale
post #36 of 244

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My road bike is a Miata 312. I bought it used for $185 back in the early nineties. I've added a few things to it, like Shimano Clipless pedals, an Scott Aero(sp?) Bar and had to replace my rear derailer. I'm not a competition rider so I have no reason for purchasing a new bike. The 312 suits me fine, although I'm looking into upgrading from 12speed to either an 18 or 21 speed.
post #37 of 244

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Bought my first real bike a couple weeks ago. Was 300 bucks, a 1997 Bianchi volpe. Came with a pretty nice cyclocomputer, clipless pedals and shoes, touring bags/racks, and a bike rack for the car! pretty good deal if you ask me, though it could use some new brakes.
post #38 of 244

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Which one? I've got a Litespeed Blue Ridge for long rides, a Gary Fisher Tassajara for when I want to play, a '93 Schwinn Traveler for days the weather is not so nice and a Cannondale road tandem for when I want company. And when others ask, why do you need so many bikes, I just look at them like they just asked why the sky is blue......
post #39 of 244

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Regarding some of the discussion of bikes as jewelry:

It's true that we don't need to have expensive bikes or parts to enjoy cycling. Cycling in the US is mostly a recreational activity, while in many other parts of the world it is a necessary means of transportation (which I think is great). However, since it is a recreational sport, people have fun with their equipment. Just like people who ride Harleys or one-off custom choppers like to have fun with customizing their rides, people with bikes like to have fun too. In a recreational sport, they essentially ARE jewelry. Look at custom builders like Llewellyn - the bikes really are made to be a piece of functional jewelry - and of course a whole lot more than that as well. I think if people want to spend money on expensive parts, and they get some enjoyment out of the technical aspects of a bike's design, then great - I for one love a well engineered anything. To consider bike jewelry (and I really like that term - its quite apt) disdainful is to deny that there is anything artistic in the form of a bike. I believe that bicycles are quite beautiful - from patched together single speeds with attitude, to a masterfully crafted Colnago with high end components on it.

To consider that the price or parts on a bike is the ONLY thing that matters, would be laughable. If someone were to take that attitude they probably would be considered a real boob. I don't see that as the attitude that anyone here has however.
post #40 of 244

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I actualy found mine in the street. Not stolen! It was near a garbage bin. A great Pinarello, not sure of the model but apearantly it was was in West Germany!
post #41 of 244

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All my bikes were bought used, prices are as follows:

Mid 80s Fuji Sagres road bike (bought at the Pima Comunity College Bike swap meet) $100

Specialized Crossroads Hybrid $25 (bought from the guy down the street who buys and sells storage locker contents at auction) Year unknown

1991 Serotta Colorado 2 road bike with full Campagnolo C record group ( bought 2 years ago from Bicycle Review Classifieds with 400 actual miles) $950

2001 Bianchi Grizzley Mt bike (recently bought off Ebay) $670

I enjoy riding them all without regard to price, though I do recognize a fine thing. I agree with others who afirm that it is the rider and the riding, not the price of the bike
post #42 of 244

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Well I just bought a Trek 5500 DA for $3600. I road two different bikes, one with DA, one with Ultegra. Had no problems telling the difference in my 10 mile test rides. Sure they are very similar in functionality, and no, not sure the difference it worth the price, but the DA setup definately shifted smoother, mostly when stressed. I don't feel too bad spending all the cash as I've been riding my circa 1974 Colnago Super for quite a few years now and figured it I did not upgrade soon, I never would. That and cannot get parts for my warm steel riding partner of 30 years anymore. Only hope am as happy with my new partner as I have been with my old friend.
post #43 of 244

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i just made a down payment on a $650 specalized alezz on saterday [well it's my bithday present] and i get to pick it up on saterday, cant wait!
post #44 of 244

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Put some road "slicks" on my Bianchi Nyala mountain bike, and have been riding that for the last month. It cost me about $450 in 1995... just when RockShox were coming out... damn, that's almost a decade ago. eep!

I'm going the the LBS this week to get fitted for a Trek 1500, hopefully that'll still keep me in the >$1000 category.
post #45 of 244

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I own a Cannondale R600. I love it except for the components. I am currently buying DA components for it, not because its jewelry and I want to wear it around my neck, but for a better ride. I use this bike for Triathlons as well as Road Cycling. This is my first year by the way,I started out doing Triathlons and fell in love with the bike portion.
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